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Advantage of Membership

Advantage of Membership

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all

Thomas Jefferson
3541809

The total number of full-time students in Australia in 2011

Advantage of Membership

Advantage of Membership

ABSA membership enables members to:

  • Be enriched by national input into regional boarding matters and enriched by regional input into national boarding matters.
  • Have an input into national and state boarding policy as well as local and regional boarding policy.
  • Enjoy the service of an organisation that is able to provide a perspective from employers as well as a perspective from employees in the boarding industry.
  • Promote the benefits of boarding to the general community.
  • Share in a global network of national boarding organisations.
  • Access professional development material both on-line and in print form.
  • Advertise their boarding institution and job vacancies via the ABSA web-site and printed Directory.
  • Enjoy discounted conference and workshop fees.
  • Access a national base-level training course for boarding staff, and have this course marked. Successful candidates will then be accredited by Australia's peak school boarding body.
  • Receive the ABSA quarterly magazine' Lights Out'.
  • Participate in professional development activities organised by State and Territory Divisions at discounted rates.
  • Benefit from professional consultancy by ABSA personnel and services such as the inspection of boarding facilities.
  • Seek advice from the Secretariat on boarding matters.

What ABSA offers:

  • Duty of Care Workshops
  • Duty of Care Workbooks
  • New Leaders Conference
  • Heads of Boarding Conference
  • National Conference
  • State Symposiums and Conference
  • Various State Division Workshops
  • Consultancy for Boarding Schools - reviewing catering offering, marketing, the boarding service itself, discussion with Principals and Boards, assistance with Heads of Boarding selection, review of building plans, etc
  • Personalised workshops including team building, student leaders, social media, active duty, teachers in the day school, etc
  • Promotion of Boarding - directory and agricultural shows
  • Networking with other schools
  • Preferred suppliers with best offerings for boarding schools
  • Boarder conferences
  • Website - job advertisements, useful documents, find-a-school
  • Social Media offerings including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Heads of Boarding benchmark appraisal system
  • Input and representation with key groups including the ICPA
  • Development of National Boarding School Standards and future certification
  • Your ideas . . . our aim is to best serve our members.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all

Thomas Jefferson
3541809

The total number of full-time students in Australia in 2011

ABSA - Australian Boarding Schools Association