Welcome to 2019.
I hope your year has started smoothly and you are all well. I am looking forward to seeing the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s production You Know We Belong Together at Heath Ledger Theatre in March as I missed this last time and have been told it is excellent. It is described as a joyful celebration of community spirit. Family, friends and lovers are all part of Julia Hales’ deeply personal account of her experiences as a daughter, actor, dreamer and person with Down syndrome.
In this newsletter, Rachael and Zoe provide some interesting information about PBS in schools and some great ideas for implementing this approach. We congratulate last year’s AASE WA Award winner and remind you that this award will be available again in 2019. The AASE National response to the latest Gonski report is also included.
The Term 1 professional development is on Improving Collaborative Practices and is a practical hands-on session on the 27th of March. There is also information about last year’s AASE conference to whet your interest in the 2019 AASE conference to be held in Hobart, Tasmania in September. The last day for abstracts is Friday the 8th of March, so you only have a few days left if you would like an opportunity to present at the conference. Early Bird registration rates are available until Friday, 14th June, 2019. This year we are offering a bursary for an AASE WA member to attend the conference. The application details are included in this newsletter and we encourage you to apply.
I hope your term goes well and we see you at the PD on the 27th of March.
Dr Susan Main
President WA Chapter, AASE