The first face-to-face A Matter of Translation conference will take place at Churchie (in East Brisbane with free parking and close to public transport) on Friday the 1st of September. The conference coincides with Queensland School’s Student-Free Day for Confirmation, making it an ideal opportunity for teachers to engage in professional development.

Conference Registrations

Registrations to attend A Matter of Translation are now live (click here for registration link). The conference is a low-cost event to provide high-quality, relevant professional learning to any teacher (including pre-service teachers) from any school. We have two exceptional keynotes in Dr Greg Ashman (Author, Podcaster and Deputy Principal of Ballarat Claredon College) and Dr Tim McDonald (CEO of YMCA WA and subject matter expert on the Federal Government’s review of Behaviour Management in Australia Schools). Even though the registration to present has just opened, we have already received seven workshop proposals from across Australia and abroad. Registrations close Wednesday, 30th of August.

Registration fees for this conference are as follows:

  • University students/Pre-service teachers: $25
  • Teachers from Partner Schools: $50
  • Teachers from Non-Partner Schools: $150
  • Confirmed Workshop Presenters: Free

All proceeds are dedicated to expanding the Churchie Narragunawali Reconciliation in Education (RAP) project.

Call for Workshop Presenters

We invite teachers to express interest in presenting a session on either of the three conference themes. The sessions can be from either primary or secondary school, and they can cover any subject. The Churchie Research Centre will cover the registration price for the presenter/s as a token of gratitude for sharing their practice.


In 2023, A Matter of Translation offers three distinct streams that cater to the diverse needs of educators:

  1. Practises and techniques for behaviour management: Discover innovative strategies and practical approaches to effectively manage classroom dynamics and foster a positive learning environment.
  2. Implementing the Science of Learning (SoL) in the classroom: Uncover the latest research and evidence-based techniques that optimize student engagement, memory retention, and overall learning outcomes.
  3. Instructional coaching: Gain valuable insights into the art of instructional coaching, empowering you to guide and support fellow educators in their professional growth and development.


Expressions of Interest for presentations close on Tuesday, the 1st of August (click here for link). If you would like to present your practice, please complete the Expression of Interest form below—speakers will be notified via email whether they have been accepted to give or not. The final speaker schedule will be released on Friday, August 4th