2018 IBSC Annual Conference, The Southport School, Gold Coast, Australia July 8 – 11

Monday

Get inspired by these experts as together we explore the theme Our Boys, Their Future: Learning to Lead.


Tracy Vaillancourt

Tracy Vaillancourt

Plenary Session
Beyond “Boys Being Boys” The Long-Term Impact of Bullying on Health and Well-Being
Monday, July 9
8:45 AM

Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt is a Canada Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa where she is cross-appointed as a full professor in counselling psychology and the School of Psychology. She is also an elected member of The College of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Vaillancourt's research examines the links between bullying and mental health, with a particular focus on social neuroscience. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, and Ontario Mental Health Foundation currently fund her vital research.


Karel Bos

Featured Session
Restorative Practices: Relationships and Realities
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Currently the Dean of Students at The Southport School, Karel Bos gained boarding and pastoral care experience at St. John’s College, Brisbane Grammar School, The Scots College, and St. Laurence’s College. During his early teaching career, Bos represented Australia in the Rugby World Sevens Series and continued playing Premier Rugby in Brisbane before he retired. He has taken on a variety of roles, including Assistant Housemaster, Director of Activities, and Head of Senior Years, and acquired extensive Pastoral Care expertise as Head of Year at St. Laurence’s, covering Years 8, 11, and 12.

Currently studying his Masters of Educational Leadership, Bos specializes in teaching English, science, and physical education and is. He resides on campus with his family and has spent the last seven years in his beloved Delpratt House as Housemaster. Last year ended his 13 years residing in boarding where he sharpened his relational and restorative approaches to dealing with young men and their families.

Bos played an integral role in shaping the school’s Developing Positive Behaviour Policy by embedding key concepts such as “restorative practices.” A member of Restorative Practice International, he has consulted with key schools to educate and motivate the teaching staff to adopt the core restorative practice philosophies. His ability to breathe life into policy and research is a key strength in his pragmatic and collaborative approach to motivating staff to engage in these concepts and approaches to strengthen the relational aspects of teaching.


Kylie Bowra

Featured Session
Can You Speak Boy?
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

A dedicated Sydney-based teacher, international presenter, cultural caretaker, and facilitator, Kylie Bowra has earned a reputation as an innovative leader in the education space. Throughout the course of three decades, she has cultivated extensive experience in boys’ education.

From an early age, teaching became Bowra’s ultimate dream in life. Hailing from a long line of teachers further fuelled her drive to serve her community as an educator. Ultimately, her passion transformed into a lifelong vocation. The devoted research teams at Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education inspired this shift.

The founder of “Can You Speak Boy?” and a member of the Steering Committee of Project Zero Sydney (PZSyd), Bowra also serves as leader of Teaching and Learning at St. Augustine’s College in Sydney and the driving force behind the improvement of boys’ literacy through the Leaders of Literacy Framework.

As an advocate of positive change, Bowra is on a mission to inspire, innovate, and ignite as many young minds as possible. More specifically, she strives to promote a value-driven, leading-edge, and specially tailored learning experiences for adolescent boys. She holds a master’s degree in leadership, and teaching and learning.


Hugh Chilton

Featured Session
Research and Innovation in Schools for Boys: Creating Cultures and Building Networks
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Dr. Hugh Chilton serves as Director of Research and Professional Learning at The Scots College in Sydney, where he cultivates research-informed practice and professional growth among staff and in partnership with leading schools, industries, and universities worldwide. He also teaches senior modern history and Christian studies. Chilton earned his B.A. with first class honours and a Ph.D. in intellectual history from the University of Sydney, where he was also a tutor in modern European history. He is currently a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, member of the IBSC Research Committee, and Vice President of the Evangelical History Association. Among various conference presentations, Chilton has spoken at the American Historical Association and delivered the Charles Perry Lecture at Ridley College in Melbourne.


Mike Grenier

Featured Session
Research and Innovation in Schools for Boys: Creating Cultures and Building Networks
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Director of Professional Development at Eton College (United Kingdom), Mike Grenier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. While serving as a House Master at Eton from 2004-17, he completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Education at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. In 2012, Grenier co-founded the Slow Education Movement in the United Kingdom. Since then he has spoken at education conferences in the UK and United, including IBSC Annual Conferences, BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival, the London Festival of Education, The Daily Telegraph Festival of Education, and various Boarding Schools’ Association events.

Teaching on Eton’s Summer School programs for more than 20 years, Grenier has also led sessions for the member schools of the Eton-Windsor-Slough State School Partnership. In 2014-16, he created a sixth-form extension project between Eton College and St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Slough. Grenier specializes in promoting greater coordination between academic and pastoral programs, as well as leading staff development in motivation and creating and maintaining a school-wide ethos..


Kim Hudson

Featured Session
Research and Innovation in Schools for Boys: Creating Cultures and Building Networks
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Dr. Kim Hudson serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Boys and holds the Chair of Distinguished Teaching and Collaborative Research at St. Christopher’s School (United States), an independent day school for boys in junior kindergarten through 12th grade located in Richmond, Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in teaching, and Ph.D. in education from the University of Virginia. Hudson started her career as an educator working with students with special learning needs before joining the faculty at St. Christopher’s in 2006 as a member of the Upper School Academic Resource Department. In her role with the Center for the Study of Boys at the school, she leads research, professional development, and programming. One of her greatest joys is working with the Student Advisory Board to plan the Journeys to Manhood speaker series, held annually at St. Christopher’s. Hudson is a member of the IBSC Research Committee.


Ian Lambert

Featured Session
Research and Innovation in Schools for Boys: Creating Cultures and Building Networks
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Since 2007, Dr. Ian Lambert has served as Principal of The Scots College, Sydney. Previously, he was Principal of Swan Christian College in Western Australia. Lambert completed his secondary education at The Southport School, where he was Head Boy and an all-rounder, going on to representative honours in rowing and rugby at state level. After completing a B.A. in literature, modern history, and sociology at Griffith University with a teaching diploma, he took a master of arts degree in 20th century literature at the University of London. Next Lambert completed his Ph.D. at Cambridge University in philosophy of education, where he also represented his college in rugby and rowing. He has written and edited five educational books and numerous articles for journals and magazines, and has lectured at universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, and China. He was president of the Australian Association for Pastoral Care in Education for five years and currently serves as a Trustee of IBSC and Chair of its Research Committee.


Mark Lockett

Featured Speaker
Teaching Robotics to Stem the Decline of STEM
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Mark Lockett holds an honours degree in electronic engineering and post-graduate teaching qualification in design technology. For 25 years he has taught technology, robotics, and engineering to primary and secondary school students. Lockett currently serves as the Robotics and Engineering Coordinator at The Southport School. He has worked in China with the Chinese Ministry of Education, Queensland University of Technology, and LEGO Foundation on an educational reform project.

A past Australian and New Zealand LEGO Educator Awardee and a finalist in the Queensland Excellence in Teaching Awards, Lockett has presented at numerous national and international STEM education conferences. He still works part time for LEGO Education presenting teacher professional development workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Lockett enjoys sharing his passion of LEGO, engineering, drones, and all things robotic.


Caitlin Munday

Featured Session
Research and Innovation in Schools for Boys: Creating Cultures and Building Networks
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Dr. Caitlin Munday serves as Research Fellow (Professional Learning) at The Scots College, Sydney. She oversees a number of staff research and development programs, including significant university linkage projects and partnerships. She also teaches senior drama and studies of religion. Munday received a B.Ed. with honours in drama and English, and a Ph.D. in education, both from the University of Sydney. At the university, she was also a sessional tutor and lecturer on several undergraduate education courses and a research assistant for various academics. Munday has taught co-curricular drama as a tutor at St. Catherine's School, Waverley. Her doctoral thesis explored the drama classroom as community. It formed part of a large Australian Research Council (ARC) project on “The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement,” conducted in partnership with The Australia Council for the Arts. Munday is a member of the IBSC Research Committee and a mentor for Scots staff participating in the IBSC Action Research Program.


Laura Sabo

Featured Session
Research and Innovation in Schools for Boys: Creating Cultures and Building Networks
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Laura Sabo is a librarian at St. Christopher’s School (United States) in Richmond, Virginia, where she has the pleasure of working with boys in grades JK-5. She teaches within a Learning Commons model, integrating technology, library, and information literacy skills in the context of classroom curriculum. She also provides professional development to faculty members through her work with the St. Christopher’s Center for the Study of Boys. Serving as an Action Research Coach, she supports teachers as they conduct individual qualitative research projects. This role is enriched by her work as an IBSC Action Research Team Advisor. Since 2012, Sabo has mentored more than 50 teachers from IBSC member schools, investigating topics within the realm of the maker movement, global citizenship, collaboration, and adaptability.


Mathew A. White

Featured Speaker
Breaking the Stalemate on Evidence-Based Approaches to Well-Being in Boys’ Education
Monday, July 9
2:00 PM

Mathew White is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at The University of Adelaide, where he is the Program Director of the Master of Education. He also serves as a Principal Honorary Fellow in Melbourne Graduate School of Education and an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne, where he has been a Fellow since 2007, and an Affiliate of the Well-Being Institute at the University of Cambridge. He has co-edited three ground-breaking books on well-being education, including Future Directions in Well-Being: Education, Organizations, and Policy (Springer, 2017). Over the past decade, top journals have published his research.

Before joining The University of Adelaide, White was the founding Director of Well-Being & Positive Education and served on the Senior Leadership Team of St. Peter’s College, Adelaide (2011-17). He also served as founding Director of Leadership at the social enterprise Teach for Australia (2009-10), and taught at Geelong Grammar School (1998-2009). In 2016, White was awarded fellowship in the Australian College of Educators. In 2017, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders conferred two awards on Mathew: a National Leadership Award, and a South Australian Leadership Medal in recognition of his exceptional scholarship and leadership.