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2 February 2021
Bruce Armstrong
Director, Chapter Three & Former Deputy Secretary, Schools & Regional Services Group, DET

During the Orbis Instructional Leadership program, Bruce Armstrong took a deep dive into neuroscience, exploring the foundations of habit forming. Our South Australian school leaders were challenged to think about their modus operandi, and how their habitual behaviours influenced their leadership. Read on to find out how to create positive habits, and how to bring the tribe with you.

We’re all... [read more]

2 November 2020
Bruce Armstrong
Director, Chapter Three & Former Deputy Secretary, Schools & Regional Services Group, DET

Are leaders born? Or is it something you can learn?

The concept of leadership is complex and multifaceted. During the instructional leadership program our experts have presented cutting-edge research around impactful educational leadership. In our final intensive, Bruce Armstrong explored characteristics common to effective leaders.

Read on as Bruce discusses whether leadership is learnable.

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13 October 2020
Kara Voigt, Loxton Primary School
Teacher/ Literacy and Numeracy coordinator

I undertook the Orbis Literacy R-3 program in 2019 and have been rewarded with new skills and knowledge, and a deeper understanding of how students learn. In addition I have gained valuable insight into resources and models that improve students’ literacy learning.

The opportunity to collaborate with other educators from across South Australia was of particular benefit to me personally and professionally. The... [read more]

25 October 2019
Orbis team

Watch the Department for Education’s Executives talk about how Orbis provides high quality professional learning for leaders and teachers that is supporting us to reach our ambition of becoming a world-class South Australian education system.

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3 September 2019
Orbis team

Congratulations to each of our leaders selected to attend the inaugural Leadership for School Excellence program in January 2020.

Professional learning is a key enabler for school improvement. Orbis’ approach to professional learning is based on sourcing the expertise of the world’s best education institutions who engage leaders in learning that is purposeful, collaborative and empowering.

The Leadership for School Excellence program will focus on key elements for enacting... [read more]