Brisbane Parent Engagement Day 
Saturday 30 July 2022 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(come along to some or all of the sessions)
St Martin's Primary School, The Dominic Centre
106 Mayfield Rd, Carina
Catholic School Parents Queensland - Archdiocese of Brisbane invites all Parents, Principals and School Staff of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane to a Parent Engagement Day. The day aims to inform and inspire and to strengthen parent engagement practice.

The event will be held at the St Martin's Primary School,
The Dominic Centre, Carina
We will begin at 10.00am with morning tea available from 9.30am.

Andrew Fuller, Psychologist
John Rutter, The Fathering Project
Carmel Nash, Catholic School Parents Queensland, Executive Director
talking about best practice in Parent Engagement.

This is a free event and meals will be provided for all attendees.

Parents from outside Brisbane can apply to have travel costs reimbursed if travelling outside 100kms.

9:30 AM
Coffee and Conversation
Morning tea provided
10:00 AM
Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country and Prayer
10:30 AM
Andrew Fuller - 'Tricky Behaviours'
11:30 AM
John Rutter - The Fathering Project
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
Andrew Fuller - Building Blocks for Mental Health in Children
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Carmel Nash, Executive Director CSPQ - Talking about best practice of Parent Engagement in schools
3:00 PM
Andrew Fuller - How to help your kids be motivated to learn and do well in school
4:00 PM
Thanks and close
Andrew Fuller

Andrew has recently been described as an ”interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane” and as someone who “puts the heart back into psychology”. As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.
John Rutter
Community Dads Group Manager
QLD & the Northern Territory

John is a passionate father to 3 children, currently aged 16, 14 and 12. Two boys and a girl. He has been a single Dad and has experienced and understands the challenges and joys that come with being a Dad and raising a family.
John is a qualified Youth Worker and Parenting support facilitator and has extensive experience in supporting young people and communities working in schools across Queensland.
John joined The Fathering Project to continue fulfilling his passion for positively impacting young people and families and helping families to thrive. He is the Community Dads Group Manager for QLD and the NT and joined The Fathering Project in 2019.
Carmel Nash OAM

Carmel is the Executive Director of Catholic School Parents Queensland. Carmel has been involved in P & F for more than 37 years as a local school executive member across a number of roles, Diocesan Council Chair and as a member of the State Council of P & F. Carmel is a Life member of the Federation of Parents & Friends. She began her role at the P & F Federation in 2002 as Assistant Executive Officer and became the Executive Director in 2010. Carmel is a member of Catholic School Parents Australia, Deputy Chair of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and a commissioner of the National Catholic Education Commission. Carmel is also a co-convenor of the ARACY national parent engagement network. Carmel is passionate about better engaging families in the learning of their children and in developing better relationships between teachers and parents.
The Fathering Project is a not-for-profit research-based organisation with a vision to ensure all children have an effective father or father figure in their lives. We engage your father community to support students to achieve better academically, relate better socially, cope better emotionally and enjoy better development outcomes. Research shows that when fathers are engaged in children’s education, student grades and test scores improve, attendance increases, and students are more involved in school activities.
 Join us on Saturday 
30 July, 2022
We look forward to seeing you!

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