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eSmart Schools

Welcome to a fresh new year!
We hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating break.

Congratulations to all schools participating in eSmart. In case you missed it, Sunrise ran a week long anti bullying campaign in which our eSmart Framework was named as world class best practice.
Watch what they had to say

You are among more than 2200 eSmart schools across Australia, who are implementing our evidence based program and we look forward to continuing to work with you again.

Jacqui Kinder
Head, Program Delivery, Alannah and Madeline Foundation or 03 9697 0666

Meet the team
We have a team of eSmart experts to help you at every step of the way. They are available across the week to assist you in implementing the Framework.

Meet our Education and Community Advisors.
All are qualified teachers with varying experiences over the years with a specific interest in cyber safety and the wellbeing of Australian children.

Sylvia Wellinger: Sylvia has worked at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation since 2015 has almost 30 years teaching practice. She has a passion for IT/ DT, thinking skills and anti-bullying. Contact: 03 9697 0638

Mara Rebellato: Mara has spent the last 10 years as a senior advisor at ClickView; working to increase digital video usage and engagement with schools across Australia and New Zealand. Contact: 03 9697 0649

Victoria Konnas: Victoria has experience in both primary and secondary sectors, vocational training and assessment, first aid and fitness instruction. She has a passion for the health and wellbeing of local communities and enjoys working with today’s youth. Contact: 03 9697 0640

We welcome your feedback on how we can improve our service, cyber events and resources by emailing or calling us on 1300 592 151.

Congratulations to the first eSmart School in Tasmania!
As thousands of Tasmanian children start a new school year, Snug Primary School, a semi-rural school south of Hobart, has become the first in the state to achieve eSmart status! Click here to find out why Snug Primary School wanted to become and eSmart School.
eSmart Resources
We have updated and remodelled our scope and sequences to align with changes in curriculum and to add new links and resources. You will notice that there are a few new sections that we hope you will find useful. Click here to see our updates and new additions.
Connect Workshops
In 2017, the Foundation launched its own expert speaker bureau, called ‘Connect’ designed to help upskill communities in relation to cyber safety, bullying and the impact violence has on children and young people.

The workshops complement the work schools currently undertake as an eSmart School. More than 360 sessions were delivered in 2017 and we are delighted to announce there are solid bookings for 2018.

Find out more about Connect how it can assist with your eSmart journey. 

Here's some feedback we have received:
“This workshop was delivered to teachers by someone who has worked as a teacher. I found she understood our workload (not just telling us she understood - BUT actually understanding). The stories she shared along the way were relevant to us. Easy to listen to the speaker and I certainly learnt a lot.”

“Both the workshops and presenter were excellent and met the needs of our parent group”

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Mooroolbark School develop resources
Matt Handley, from St Peter Julian Eymard School, Mooroolbark, VIC has lead efforts to create resources for students and staff that relate to creating a process for reporting incidents by students and staff [Domain 1], as well as age appropriate 'acceptable use' agreements [Domain 2]. Read the full case study here.
St Peter Julian Eymard School - Mooroolbark
Case Study Requests
We are always looking for volunteer eSmart schools coordinators [with student input perhaps] or Principals or other staff members to showcase in our Case Studies and possibly partake in one of our cyber safety events. If that is you or you know of another staff member that would be able to do this, please fill out the Word document directly and send it to us, or email us.

Upcoming eSmart Events - Book NOW
Let’s talk about text (baby) let’s talk about you and me (eSmart PD)
Where: Abbotsford Convent
When: Friday 4th May (10am - 1pm)

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Event: #ICYMI (in case you missed it) - Registrations opening soon

Where: Shepparton Library
When: Friday 3rd August (10am - 1pm)
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Upcoming Smart Events - Book NOW
Technology and the fear of missing out (#FOMO)
Where: GRV Ballarat 
When: Friday 1st June (10am - 1pm)
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Event: #ICYMI (in case you missed it) - Registrations opening soon
Where: Dandenong Civic Centre
WhenFriday 24th August (10am - 1pm)

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