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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

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 – Early Years JAWS, October 16th-17th 2014, BIS Phuket

FOBISIA – Early Years JAWS

Date: Thursday October 16 – Friday October 17, 2014

Host: British International School Phuket, Thailand

Cost: 1,200THB (includes snacks, lunches and transport to/from hotel)


The British International School Phuket (BISP) in Thailand is hosting the next FOBISIA EARLY YEARS JAWS (Job-a-Like Workshop) for Early Years Practitioners on Thursday 16 October and Friday 17 October 2014.

• Tour of BIS Phuket, early years section and an
opportunity to support our redevelopment planning.
• Group processes to explore challenging early
years issues such as:
• Child initiated learning
• Recognising and using schemas
• Freeflow in indoor & outdoor environment
• Continuous provision


Early Years JAWS – in other regions:

Early Years JAWS 2
Date: Saturday 1 November 2014
Venue: BSB Sanlitun, China

Costs: TBA
More details to follow

Early Years JAWS 3
Date: Friday, 13 March 2015
Venue: BIS Jarkarta, Indonesia
Costs: TBA
More details to follow