The CAFS Conference

The CAFS Conference enables Community & Family Studies teachers to connect & learn up to date knowledge & skills to make practical applications in their CAFS classroom 
(while connecting with other
like minded
 teachers).

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Why you should be part of this experience!


With tangible classroom experiences & 
real-world perspectives,
this conference will boost your confidence & reconnect you to the course!

Deepen content knowledge

New teaching & learning strategies

Unpack new resources to support you and your CAFS students

All with guest experts & experienced CAFS teachers!

 

Friday October 13 & Saturday October 14, 2023

 

I DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

IMAGINE IF...

You could spend a whole day with other like-minded CAFS teachers where you get to share ideas, deepen your knowledge & understanding about the course? 

PLUS gain valuable teaching strategies and  resources to support your CAFS students?

This conference is your opportunity to refine your practice as well as sharpen up tools in the pursuit of success for your CAFS students. 

You will come away feel energised and excited about the year ahead ready to tackle the CAFS classroom. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 1 or 2 Days of high quality professional learning sessions 

  • Guest Speakers to share their knowledge and expertise 

  • Gourmet Morning Tea & Lunch Friday and Saturday

  • Networking Sessions to connect & meet other CAFS teachers 

  • VIP Members Dinner on the Friday Night

  • Bush Walk on Saturday morning

This conference is perfect for...

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NEWBIE CAFS TEACHERS
Looking to dive right into the important CAFS concepts & skills as well as connect with a whole group of CAFS teachers!

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EXPERIENCED CAFS TEACHERS
Who want to up their CAFS game by gaining a more holistic understanding of the CAFS course!

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NEXT LEVEL CAFS TEACHERS
Who want to reconnect with the CAFS course & dive deeper into the connections across the course!

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

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COLLABORATION

Foster positive relationships with CAFS teachers who are on a similar pathway to you by sharing and working together.

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CONFIDENCE

Deepen your knowledge & skills and have the opportunity to ask questions of the guest speakers & presenters. 

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CHALLENGE

Build on strategies that push students forward in their journey to boost their knowledge and skills.

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CONNECTION

Connect with a whole group of other CAFS teachers at the conference to build relationships. 

Conference Details 


WHEN?
 
Friday October 13 - Saturday October 14, 2023

WHAT? 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE? Killcare SLSC, Killcare. Central Coast NSW

HOW? Guest experts & experienced CAFS teachers

WHY? To gain valuable knowledge & skills in CAFS

READ BELOW

The results speak for themselves...

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"The CAFS Conference was an awesome experience for me. The presenters were very professional and engaging. They enhanced my knowledge, confidence and skills to inspire my students to do the best they can in this subject. Thank you for an excellent conference and I'm looking forward to future opportunities to develop my teaching skills in CAFS." 

 

 

 

  
 


Leonie Cook
 (CAFS Teacher)

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"The CAFS Conference was more than I expected. The guest speakers were informative and passionate about their work. They shared valuable insights and real world application and strategies. As always, Kelly's passion and knowledge shone through. I really appreciated the sharing of resources and ideas. Usually PD's tend to be overwhelming with information that, realistically, does not translate into classroom application. This one was different; we had time to think and assess the information. The guests shared activities that are user friendly and will enhance student understanding of core ideas. Looking forward to the next one."


Virginia Hosken (CAFS Teacher)

Conference Itinerary


FRIDAY
 October 13, 2023
8:00 - 8:30 am Smoking Ceremony & Welcome to Country 
8:30 - 10:30 am Conference Sessions 1 & 2
10:30 - 11:00 am Morning Tea
11:00 - 1:00 pm Conference Sessions 3 & 4
1:00 - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 pm Conference Session 5
3:00 - 4:00 pm Networking Event
6:00 - 9:00 pm VIP Members Dinner

SATURDAY October 14, 2023
7:00 - 8:00 am Bushwalk
8:30 am - 9:30 am Acknowledgement of Country & Session 6
9:30 - 10:30 am Conference Session 7
10:30 - 11:00 am Morning Tea
11:00 - 1:00 pm Conference Sessions 8 & 9
1:00 - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 pm Conference Session 10
2:45 - 3:00 pm Conference Close

 

Ready for this fully immersive
CAFS experience?

YES, SIGN ME UP!

WHAT WILL THE CONFERENCE LOOK LIKE?

10 sessions jam packed with CAFS goodness!

 

Our Conference Location
Killcare NSW

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"The CAFS Conference was such a valuable and rewarding experience. The variety of speakers, quality of resources and "light bulb moments" were very beneficial. Highly recommend to all CAFS teachers both new to the subject and experienced."


Lisa Radley

(CAFS Teacher)

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"The CAFS Conference 2021 was jam packed with helpful and relevant information and resources. The presenters were well prepared and shared in depth knowledge related to our syllabus. I would highly recommend it."



Kate Hampstead

(CAFS Teacher)

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"Such a professional conference with a range of diverse speakers with such amazing resources!- found the whole day to be very supportive and as a new HSC CAFS teacher, I learnt a lot."

 


Natalie Burns

(CAFS Teacher)

Your Host: Kelly Bell

My teaching journey included Community & Family Studies since 2004, growing the course from about 15 students to over 60 students in a small all-girls school and then spending 2.5 years teaching CAFS at a senior high school.

Teaching CAFS early on it was just me, the syllabus and a textbook!
I had NO IDEA what I was doing. TRUST ME.

Early on I realised that CAFS teachers needed (and wanted) even more support and as a result I did all I could to share my love. This looked like co-authoring two textbooks, presenting numerous study sessions and mentoring teachers at professional development days and conferences.

As I grew as a leader in CAFS, I became so passionate about helping CAFS teachers and would daydream about doing this fulltime. THIS BECAME A REALITY.

Since starting The Learning Network in July 2020 Kelly has supported over 1000 CAFS teachers across NSW in online courses, resources, coaching & mentoring and over 80 teachers in her CAFS membership. Kelly has worked with over 1000 CAFS students in her Year 11 & 12 CAFS MasterClasses. 

If you are ready to take your CAFS Crew to the next level without impacting your sleep and wellbeing in the process, you’re in the right place. 

I can't wait to see your smiling face in real life!

- Kelly xxx

Ready to connect, learn & grow?

YES, OF COURSE!

What other CAFS Teachers are saying...

 
 

If you're ready to reignite CAFS skills & passion...

Check out this game-changing experience!

CAFS TEACHERS ACROSS NSW ALL IN THE ONE SPOT

1 Day CAFS Conference 2023

$397

Want to deepen your understanding & skills?

(Friday)

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1 Day CAFS Conference 2023

$397

Want to deepen your understanding & skills?

 (Saturday)

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2 Day CAFS Conference 2023

$697

Want to be part of the whole experience?

(2 days)

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2022 CAFS Conference Booklets

$97

Unable to attend the Conference?

(2022 Session Booklets)

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The "CAFS is Life" T-Shirt

$47

Show off your love of CAFS!

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Not ready to sign up yet? Join the waitlist!

Join the waitlist to reserve your spot & be the first to receive any updates regarding The 2023 CAFS Conference!

NESA Accredited PD

Completing The Community and Family Studies Conference: Day 1 will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2 and 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing The Community and Family Studies Conference: Day 2 will contribute 5
hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority
area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2 and 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Frequently Asked Questions

What other CAFS Teachers are saying...

 
 

So ready to join us?!

YES, SIGN ME UP!
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"Kelly is very passionate about sharing her tips for success with teachers of Community and Family Studies. She tirelessly promotes opportunities for CAFS teachers to collaborate and share resources. Her energy and materials have assisted so many teachers, whether they are new or experienced CAFS teachers to make their lessons more relevant and interesting. Thank you for your drive!"


Teresa Renneberg

(CAFS Teacher)

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"Even after teaching for 14 years I found the CAFS conference such an amazing day, full of new and insightful information. Kelly has spend so much time getting professionals, outside of teaching to talk and give us invaluable information to take back to the classroom."




Lauren Angland

(CAFS Teacher)

If you're ready to learn from guest experts & experienced CAFS teachers

The CAFS Conference will be a highlight of your year!

I'M READY
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Ready to connect & learn with a group of other CAFS teachers?

 

If you are ready to DEEPEN your KNOWLEDGE & gain VALUABLE skills that you can apply in the classroom, 
CAFS Conference is for you...

CAFS CONFERENCE will give you the CONFIDENCE & SKILLS to guide your students on their CAFS journey!

Join a whole group of CAFS teachers just like you!

I WOULD SO BENEFIT FROM THIS

You may have seen me featured in and on...

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My Mission

To provide all of the support, encouragement, resources and information you need to help your CAFS Crew succeed without compromising your time & wellbeing in the process!

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NESA Elective PD

Completing The Community and Family Studies Conference: Day 1 will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2 and 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing The Community and Family Studies Conference: Day 2 will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2 and 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

PROUD TO HAVE WORKED WITH...

Will you be the next teacher to up your CAFS game with our
CAFS Conference?

SURE WILL BE
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