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FOBISIA – New Look Teachers Conference 16th – 17th October 2015

Dear All,

We are relaunching the new look FOBISIA Teachers Conference – “Are our Schools, Are you ‘Fit for Purpose?”

The conference will now take place on the beautiful grounds of British International School, Phuket. By relocating the conference to BISP, we are now able to significantly reduce venue overheads without impacting on the quality of the conference.

Date: Friday 16th October – 17th October 2015
Costs: 6,000 baht (includes transfers between Boat Lagoon Hotel or Boarding to and from BISP, lunches, BBQ and Gala function)
Registration Dateline: Friday 29th May 2015
Contact Details: Lynne Daniels (events@bisphuket.ac.th)

The recommended accommodation are now
• Option 1 – BISP Boarding – 800 baht per night including breakfast
• Option 2 – Boat Lagoon Resort Hotel – 1,650 baht including all taxes and breakfast for two
• Option 3 – Alternative hotel choices though ‘Inspired Events‘ (BISP accommodation partner)

Registration for “Fit for Purpose” Conference

• New registration – Please register here by Friday 29th May 2015 and make payment by Friday 12th June 2015
• For schools already registered – Unless we hear from you by Monday 27th April 2015, FOBISIA will automatically refund the difference between the two conference fee.

Key note speaker

Our key note speaker has not changed. It will continue to be delivered by ‘Crossroads’ founder, David and Sally Begbie. Crossroad is an organisation of outstanding repute in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. It is dedicated to ‘connecting people in a broken world’, by acting as a crossroads for those who need help and those who can help.

David will also lead the ‘Struggle for Survival Simulations’ where participants try to earn enough to survive and pay for rent, food, sanitation, medical needs and education. This simulates the pressures felt by many globally, and explores ways to break the web of poverty.

Additional workshop

We will continue to explore the themes of Technology, Career Advancement, Global Sustainability Issues, Primary JAWS, Secondary JAWS and Whole School JAWS. We have received a significant number of excellent application and look forward to receiving more. All applications for workshop leaders will close on Friday 29th May 2015. Successful workshop leaders will be informed in June.

The workshop leader application form can be found here.

Given the relatively low price of the conference, it is now not possible to offer conference fee discount for workshop leaders.

Please see the following attachments.
Attachment 1 – FOBISIA Teachers Conference Flyer (new look)
Attachment 2 – FOBISIA Teachers Conference Invitational Letter
Attachment 3 – FOBISIA Teachers Conference Schedule Oct16-18 2015

FOBIT 2015 – FOBISIA Integrated Technology across the Primary School Conference, 27th – 28th February 2014

FOBIT 2015 – FOBISIA Integrated Technology across the Primary School Conference
Audience: Primary Heads of IT / ICT, Subject Coordinators with a strong interest in IT
Date: Friday 27th – Saturday 28th February 2015
Venue: Tanglin Trust School
Cost: S$50
Deadline: Friday 13th February 2015
Contact: Kim Vernon & Glenn Malcolm

We are looking forward to hosting the FOBISIA Integrated Technology across the Primary School Conference many people have said they would like to be part of this event but not many have signed up via the link! For more detail including the flyer, please visit the FOBIT-2015 microsite http://events.tts.edu.sg/fobit-2015

FOBIT Flyer (2)

FOBISIA Inaugural Teachers’ Conference 2015 – ‘Fit for Purpose?’ 17th – 18th October 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Are we fit for purpose; is our curricular fit for purpose; are our schools fit for purpose? We are pleased to invite you all to the inaugural FOBISIA Teachers’ Conference, ‘Fit for Purpose?’, at the JW Marriott Phuket, Thailand – 17th-18th October 2015.

The Conference will explore the themes of Technology, Career Advancement, Global Sustainability Issues and Job Alike Workshops (Primary, Secondary & Whole School), considering our ‘fitness for purpose’ within each theme. This will be a FOBISIA conference with a difference; not aimed at senior management, but at you, teachers. Throughout the programme there will be sessions on each theme, many of them run by you. Additionally, there will be great networking and social opportunities, and all beside a beautiful beach in a national park. If you wish to continue on to a half term holiday in Phuket, there will be special packages available.

Keynote Speaker
David Begbie of the Crossroads Foundation, a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation, dedicated to ‘connecting people in a broken world’, by acting as a crossroads for those who need help and those who can help. The Crossroads Foundation works through four avenues: Global Distribution – where need meets resources, Global Hand – partnering for a better world, Global X-Perience – stepping into another’s shoes and Global Handicrafts – fair trade for a fairer world.

David also leads the Global X-Perience. In ‘Struggle for Survival Simulations’, participants try to earn enough to survive and pay for rent, food, sanitation, medical needs and education. Those that can’t, end up in the hands of loan sharks. This simulates the pressures felt by many globally, and explores ways to break the web of poverty. Responses of Previous Participants; ‘Everyone should do this’, Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia. ‘Beautifully done’, Sir Richard Branson, Virgin. ‘A profound experience that reminds us of the plight of millions’, Ban Ki-moon, United Nations.

Workshop Leaders (Check below for – Workshop Leader Application Form)
A great professional development opportunity; we are inviting applications from any delegates who would like to lead a workshop or discussion on one of the Conference Themes (an application pro forma is attached). If interested, please let us know by sending a completed Application Form to Tania Donoghue at Tania.donoghue@fobisia.org. A successful workshop leader will be offered a 50% discount on the Conference Fee.

Outline of Conference Itinerary (all events at the JW Marriott unless stated otherwise)

Friday 16th October: 14:00-17:00 Optional Pre Conference Workshops at
British International School, Phuket (BISP)
18:00-20:00 Conference Welcome Drinks

Saturday 17th October: 09:00-16:00 Conference Key Note, Workshops and Lunch
16:00-17:00 Cocktail Reception
19:00+ Conference Dinner & Entertainment

Sunday 18th October: 09:00-16:00 Second Key Note, Workshops and Lunch
16:00-17:00 End of Conference Drinks

Conference Registration (Check below for – Conference Registration Form)
Conference Fee (excluding hotel accommodation) is SGD 555, inclusive of two day Conference, Welcome Drinks on Friday and Dinner on Saturday. Completed Registration Form and transfer of fee evidence to; Gurmeet Kaur at gurmeet.kaur@fobisia.org by 31st May 2015, please.

We have an Early Bird offer, with 30% off the fee at SGD 389, if you pay by 14th February, 2015.

Please check below for links to:
Saturday Session Registration
Conference Registration Form – updated
Workshop Leader Application Form – updated
JW Marriott Phuket Hotel Form
Attachment 3.2_Renaissance Phuket Hotel Form

FOBISIA – Learning Skills JAWS – 6th-7th March 2015, Manila

FOBISIA – Learning Skills JAWS
Date: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March 2015
Venue: British School Manila
Costs: 5000PHP (includes airport transfers, snacks, lunches and refreshments)
Deadline: Friday 30th January 2015
Contact Details: Rebekah Russell (rrussell@britishschoolmanila.org) or Jon Gane (jgane@britishschoolmanila.org)

The JAWS will focus on sharing good practices and discussing new ideas for further developing learning skills. Some key topics of discussions includes:-
What ideas do you use in your classroom that work well in developing the learning skills?
How do your students know where they are with their learning skills?
How do they know what the next steps are?
For further details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Learning Skills_Jaws 2015

FOBISIAN Magazine: Term 1 – 2014-2015

Dear Colleagues,

Please check below for the latest copy of the FOBISIAN Magazine.

Many thanks

Magazine Link:
FOBISIAN – Term 1, 2014-2015

FOBISIA Primary PE JAWS: 16th – 17th January 2015, Brunei

Date: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th January 2015
Venue: Jerudong International School, Brunei
Costs: $100BND
Registration Deadline: Monday 8th December 2014
Contact Details: Mike Carter (mike.carter@jis.edu.bn)

Jerudong International School will be hosting a Primary Physical Education JAWS on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th January 2015. The workshop is relevant to all primary Physical Education teachers. Some initial ideas for session topics are:-

SAQ for Junior School children
Developing Racket and co-ordination skills
Delivering Junior School Athletics
Assessment Strategies for early years.

Additional topics can be added according to the wish of participants.

Term 2 Primary PE JAWS at Jerudong International School

FOBISIA Secondary Pastoral JAWS, 27th-28th February 2015, Brunei

Secondary Pastoral JAWS
Jerudong International School, Brunei
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February 2015

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for FOBISIA Pastoral Leaders across the region to get together to share good practice and develop new ideas about pastoral care. All participants will be actively engaged in creating the agenda to ensure that the two day event meets the needs and wishes of those attending. All sessions will be delivered by those participating in the workshop.

Some initial ideas for session topics are listed below:
 Introducing and evaluating Pastoral Systems
 Supporting Academic performance
 Effective Communication between key stakeholders
 Use of technology to increase parental engagement
 Effective and engaging ways of delivering PSHE
 Best practice in boarding
The above sessions are merely suggestions and may be adapted or dropped according to the wishes of those involved. It is hoped that the agenda will evolve based on the experience and interests of those attending. A Google Drive Folder will be shared with all delegates to build the agenda collaboratively as well as sharing resources in the run up to this event.

To register for the event please use this link.

Deadline: Friday 30th January 2015
The fee for attending will be $100BND. Suggested accommodation for the event is the Radisson Hotel. The rate per night is $150 BND+10% tax. Add an extra $16BND for breakfast. To contact the hotel please email reservations.brunei@radisson.com.

The fee will include meals, transport to and from the hotel plus relevant resources.
Any further enquiries please email: richard.humes@jis.edu.bn.
Kind regards,
Richard Humes
Acting Deputy Principal

Term 2 Secondary Pastoral JAWS JIS

FOBISIA Gifted and Talented JAW, 23rd-24th January 2015, Hong Kong

FOBISIA Gifted and Talented JAW
23rd-24th January 2015,
Kellett School, Hong Kong

What : Gifted and Talented JAWs
When : 23rd – 24th January 2015
Where : Kellett School, Hong Kong
Time : Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost : $300 HKD for lunch, beverages and snacks on both days.
(This can be paid in cash on Friday 23rd January)
Suggested Hotel : L’hotel Causeway Bay, $935 HKD/night (tax included). Breakfast $120 HKD extra.
Contact : Jenny Shek
Deadline: Friday 28th November 2014

This JAWs is relevant to all colleagues who are currently leading the provision and development of G&T within their school.

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for you to network with other FOBISIA members, to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge.
All participants will be actively involved in the planning of the agenda and will be provided with opportunities to contribute. All sessions will be led and facilitated by the participants.
We want to make the sessions as practical and as useful as possible, therefore, we have planned in a number of sessions where the sharing of ideas and resources can take place. Other sessions on the agenda will be completed following input from the registered participants.

Workshops are invited on the following topics:
• Standards and progress
• Effective provision in the mainstream classroom
• Identification
• Assessment
• Transfer and transition
• Curriculum differentiation
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Pastoral support
• Staff development
• G&T resources and impact on learning
• Parent and community partnerships
• Learning beyond the classroom
Additional topics can be added.

G&T JAWs flyer – Kellett School

FOBISIA Heads and Senior Leaders Pre-Conference, 7th November 2014, Patana, Bangkok

FOBISIA Heads and Senior Leaders Pre-Conference
Venue: Bangkok Patana School
Friday 7th November 2014
Registration: 08:30
Session: 09:00 – 16:00

School Improvement
School Inspection
School Accreditation
….. it’s all about the evidence …..
Whether you are preparing for an external accreditation/ inspection event, or pursuing an improvement agenda in your class, key stage, department or school, you will do best if you work with the evidence… but how best to collect it? How best to collate? Analyse it? What if it doesn’t give you a full enough story?

Led by: Mark Evans – Director Penta International
Find out more by reviewing the flyer
school improvement – using evidence – penta flyer
Register here

Meaning – Making
Develop Language and Thought with Children
‘How do I know what I think till I see what I say? – Who said this? And were they right?’
In this lively course we will explore the importance of talking for thinking and the role of the teacher in developing children’s language and thought.

Led by: Fran Paffard – Senior Lecturer in Early Years and Primary Education, Cass School of Education and Communities
Find out more by reviewing the flier
Fran Paffard – Nov 2014
Register here

Positive Education Master Class – Learning
How to Flourish and be Your Best!
Positive Psychology, the science of ‘what makes life worth living’, is being increasingly applied in schools through Positive Education programs designed to develop optional functioning, well-being and resilience in whole school communities.

Led by: Clive Leach, M.Org. Coaching
Find out more by reviewing the flier
Patana Master Class Session November 2014 – Clive Leach
Register here

How can the process of accreditation drive school improvement?
CfBT Education Trust undertakes to assist FOBISIA schools by offering a training day that explores how the process of accreditation can drive school improvement and unify members of the school community to provide effectively for the educational needs of their pupils.

Led by: Phillippa Leggate – Head of CfBT International Schools Services
Find out more by reviewing the two flyers
CfBT Flier Training Day 7th Nov 2014 v2 docx
Second Flier and Programme for CfBT Pre FOBISIAConference Training Day – 7th Nov 2014
Register here

CIS Accreditation Workshop
We are pleased to announce the up-coming CIS Accreditation Team Visitor workshop that will be held at the Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok, Thailand on Friday 7 November 2014.

We consistently hear from educators that participating in an Accreditation Team Visit is a valuable, demanding and highly satisfying experience. You and/or members of your school may wish to apply to participate in this event and thereby possibly join a Visiting Team to a school participating in the accreditation process.

Led by: Ray Davis – Associate Director of CIS School Support & Evaluation Services

Additional details about the workshop can be found on our registration webpage: CIS Team Visitor Workshop 7 November 2014 . Please note that space is limited and we are only able to offer two workshop places to individuals from the same school.

GL Education
Transforming Teaching and Learning with CAT4
This practical, hands-on workshop will provide guidance in best practice for both experienced users of the GL Education Group’s CAT4 cognitive ability test as well as those who are evaluating how to enhance their teaching effectiveness through the use of formative assessment.

Led by: James Neill and Claire Dunn – International Director – GL Education

Find out more by reviewing the flyer
Register here

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