Djaaliny – Community Learning Program

All Saints’ College’s community learning program Djaaliny (meaning Noongar for flame) was inaugurated in 2014 to provide the All Saints’ wider community and opportunity to hear from respected leaders in their field. Djaaliny is our community program: it is, for our College, about the flame, the spark, the fire that kindles supportive partnerships and lifelong learning.

All Saints’ College invites presenters of national or international standing to deliver a community lecture that is relevant to the All Saints’ Community.

Bookings will open for each of these events one month prior. Make sure you check back here regularly for updates on new event announcements.


Wednesday, 7 March 2018: 6.00pm – 8.00pm 
Developing Musical Skill
Micheal Griffin

It’s a simple connection but a powerful one. The internal drive required to pursue an activity relies heavily on the greatest of all motivators – making progress. For musical progress, nothing is as important as the quality and the quantity of practice time.
Specialist in fostering intrinsic motivation environments and expert achievement, Michael Griffin, will equip students, teachers, adult learners, and parents with the methods and mindset required to maximise the prospect of learning music enjoyably and successfully.
This inspiring and interactive presentation will focus on concepts including repetition (blocked, variable and spaced, brain myelination), chunking (the brain looks to recognise patterns, why theory matters, short-term memory considerations), slow practice (the brain’s learning preference), the quantity of experts (Ericsson’s violinists), and of course, the core importance of cultivating a growth mindset.
Michael Griffin is an educator, speaker, author, conductor and pianist. Michael’s talks are inspired by theory of motivation and the premise that the greatest predictor of progress – music and otherwise – is the quality and the quantity of learning time. He has consulted for Cambridge University Press and is the author of seven books, Learning Strategies for Musical Success receiving universal acclaim. Michael has presented for 350 schools and conferences in more than 25 countries.



Thursday, 5 April 2018: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
How to win a Nobel Prize
Professor Barry Marshall 

How to win a Nobel Prize is based on ten-year-old Mary who loves running her own science experiments at home and has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize. But how can she become a real scientist and win the greatest prize of all? One day Mary stumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners.
Swearing her to secrecy, Dr Barry Marshall agrees to be her guide as she travels around the world and through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most fascinating and important scientific discoveries. They talk space and time with Albert Einstein, radiation with Marie Curie, DNA with Crick, Watson and Wilkins – and much more.
How to Win a Nobel Prize is a funny, fascinating adventure story for ages 9 to 12, and includes experiments that young scientists can do themselves at school or at home. The novel is based on a conversation between a real girl called Mary, who will also be in attendance at this event, and Nobel laureate, Dr Barry Marshall. Mary asked Barry what she would have to do to win a Nobel Prize and Barry agreed to write a book to answer that question for her.
Dr Barry Marshall won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine, with Robin Warren, for discovering that stomach ulcers can be caused by bacteria and can be treated with antibiotics. He experimented on himself to prove their theory.



Monday, 7 May 2018: 7.00pm – 8.30pom
Jan Owen AM
CEO, Foundation for Young Australians

Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. In 2012 she was named Australia’s inaugural Australian Financial Review and Westpac Woman of Influence; in 2014 she received the Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the University of Sydney; and was awarded membership to the Order of Australia in 2000. She is the author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996) and The Future Chasers (2014). Jan is the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and YLab, the global youth futures lab. Her lifelong mission is to unleash the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Professor Yong Zhao
Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education specialist

Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University in Australia as well as a Global Chair at the University of Bath, UK. He previously served as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Prior to Oregon, Yong Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence.


Wednesday, 13 June 2018: 7.00pm -8.30pm
Paul Litherland
Owner: Surf Online Safe

Paul Litherland is the owner of Surf Online Safe. He was a WA Police Officer for over 20 years working in a wide range of different areas. He regularly visited schools across WA conducting “Stranger Danger” talks and worked with the Constable Care program. As well as his policing career, for the past 18 years he has been working exclusively with young males and females as a mentor and coach within the Western Australian Football League.

From 2009 to 2014, he worked at the Technology Crime Investigation Unit, a section internationally recognised as one of the leading technology crime divisions in the world. He was working specifically with children (and their families) who were either the victims of online crime, or the offenders themselves. He dealt personally with the victims of cyber bullying, grooming and predatory behaviour as well as the perpetrators themselves. he came to know all too well the heartbreak parents were going through, as well as how frustrated they were with how little care the online world seems to show our kids. He felt driven to make change.

Paul realised there were limited resources available on the subject of internet awareness. In particular, self-proclaimed “Cyber Safety Experts”, lacked real life knowledge and relevance as to what is happening in the online world and the true concerns parents and schools were having. More importantly, they lacked the knowledge of how social networking is being used by kids and what can be done to minimise risk, without impacting too heavily on their online world.

Since 2009, Paul has focussed on all aspects of teenage computer use, social networking design as well as the psychological profiles of teenagers and the offenders that prey on them. Those attending his presentations are impressed with the content, subject knowledge and presentation style as well as the advice and solutions he offers. He left the WA Police to pursue his dream of educating.  We welcome Paul back to All Saints’ College.