The 2017 Support Staff Conference, with the themes community, Connection and Belonging, provided just that for the 100 or so people attending in August.
Support staff said they loved being given a voice, and having a day that was dedicated just to their needs.
“Coming from a regional area, it was great to have access to PD, especially for support staff,” St John’s Catholic High School Nowra Senior School Support Officer Loreena Doumbos said.
Conference Convenor Carolyn Moore said the IEU’s Support Staff Advisory Committee felt there was a need for a conference looking at the theme of belonging for support staff.
“A sense of connection is fundamental to our health and wellbeing. How we engage and connect determines how we manage in life,” Carolyn said.
IEU Vice President Support Staff Carolyn Collins said the conference was “wonderful’ and paid tribute to the organisers.