2021 Contributing, Primary & Intermediate Conferences – Program

All sessions include main presentations, interactive activities, discussions, leadership games, and entertainment. Below are the Topics ONLY. Watch our videos to get a taste of how interactive these topics become.

Sessions are updated every year so that students can attend numerous years if desired.


8.45amDoors Open for All Schools
9.15amSESSION 1
Topic 1:  It's My Time

This topic emphasises that everybody should be ready to lead, and that there are times when different people are suited to being the leader. Using the acronym of TIME this session helps students to identify the times at school that they should be willing to lead, by understanding their talents, interests, making a difference, and using experience. This awareness is taught using a series of games and activities, including the sharing of ideas between schools.
10.45amMorning Tea
11.10amSESSION 2
Topic 2: Time to Take Responsibility

Being ‘responsible’ is more than just following the school rules. A leader should show responsibility in numerous ways. Using roleplay, stories, discussion and games, this topic focuses on three ways to demonstrate responsibility: doing what is right, putting others first, and following through on promises.

Topic 3: Time for Bright Ideas

A leader should be ready to contribute meaningful ideas to help improve their school. This practical workshop will showcase dozens of bright ideas that students have implemented in other schools. These success stories will focus on ideas that will help brighten a place in the school, help brighten students with their learning, and help brighten the way students feel at school. Activities during this workshop will enable students to have discussions with other schools to share experiences and generate new ideas together.
12.30pmLunch Break
1.00pmSESSION 3
Topic 4: Time to Plan

Once a group of leaders have ideas and enthusiasm, the next step is to create a plan to move forward with. The plan shouldn’t be complicated, but it should be clear. This topic teaches students the five steps to creating a plan. As well as including practical examples and activities, students will conclude this topic by writing their own plan for bringing an idea to life in their own school.

Q&A With GRIP Leadership Team

GRIP Leadership reserves the right to make changes to the program in order to make improvements to this conference.