Previous Certificate in School
Marketing Training

This training course has since been developed into the Diploma in School Marketing and the residential component inspired the Aforia annual conference.

Feedback from Certificate Course in School Marketing October 2006 Sydney

Fantastic course - totally enthralling! - Kaye Grieve, Gympie High School, QLD

The depth and breadth of the course is great. Linda is a vibrant and engaging speaker who can keep a room of people interested.- Fleur Andrews, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, VIC

A valuable experience. Content was spot on and hearing other peoples' ideas was very valuable. - Peter Blake, Macarthur Anglican School, NSW

I am only beginning in school marketing and I have learnt many great things from this course. - Joanne Haynes, Mary Immaculate Primary, NSW

The course has provided me with key strategic insights that will significantly impact on my marketing role. - Jodie Herbert, Pacific Hills Christian School, NSW

Wow - Inspiring and entertaining.- Tracey Roberts, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, WA

Certificate in School Marketing 2006 Participants

Fleur Andrews, Public Relations Officer, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, Vic
Sue Appleby, Community Relations Coordinator, Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Qld
Peter Blake, Enrolment Administrator, Macarthur Anglican School, NSW
Meg Craven, Director of Admissions,Annesley College, SA
Kaye Grieve, Assistant to Principal, Gympie State High School, Qld
Jane Gull, Marketing Coordinator, Woodcroft College, SA
Sandra Hawken, Director of Marketing, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, NSW
Joanne Haynes, Teacher, Mary Immaculate Quakers Hill, NSW
Jodi Herbert, Marketing Manager, Pacific Hills Christian School, NSW
Maggie James, Assistant to the Registrar, Camberwell Grammar School
Kathryn Jones, Community Relations and Marketing, Macarthur Anglican School, NSW
Bob Reardon, Principal, Macgregor Primary School, ACT
Tracey Roberts, Registrar, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, WA
Suzanne Savage, Principal, Mary Immaculate Primary School, NSW
Steve Scott, Medowie Christian School, NSW
Jodie Sibbald, Teacher, Bethany Catholic Primary School
Shanelle Thomas, Principal, St James Primary School, NSW
Sharon Young, Enrolment Officer, Iona College, Qld

Certificate Facilitators

Dr Linda Vining, Director, CMS
Denise Crooks, Director's Assistant, CMS

Feedback from Certificate Course in School Marketing October 2005 Sydney

A great combination with well-designed precourse work, expert knowledge from Linda, challenging exercises and an intermixed workshop. Just Great!- Mark Evans, Bentley College, QLD

I feel more confident about advising and informing other staff on marketing. - Sandy Nelson, Lower Hall, VIC

A very professional and well-organised course.- Kristen Simpson, Knox School, VIC

I really appreciated seeing beyond my own role and experience.- Jane Austin, Central Coast Grammar, NSW

Certificate in School Marketing 2005 Participants

Jane Austin, Director Community Relations, Central Coast Grammar School, NSW
Paul Bates, Principal, Daceyville Public School, NSW
Kym Betti, Marketing Manager, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, WA
Paul Biemmi, Deputy Principal, Harvey Primary School, WA
Neil Borgas, Principal, Encounter Lutheran Primary School, SA
Craig Corpe, Head of Primary School, St Luke’s Anglican School, Qld
Lesley Davis, Assistant Principal, Thebarton Senior College, SA
Mark Evans, Junior School Principal, Bentley Park College, QLD
Gwen Evans, Principal, North Mandurah Education Support Centre, WA
Jan Garner, Head of Promotions & Publications, Lake Joondalup Baptist College, WA
Jennifer Hodson, Director Marketing, Edmund Rice College, NSW
Wendy Johnston, Executive Assistant Communications, Cannon Hill Anglican College, Qld
Denis Moneghetti, Registrar, Ballarat and Clarendon College, Vic
Matthew Morrissey, Community Relations Coordinator, Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, ACT
Tristen Nash, Promotions Officer, Emmanuel College, Qld
Sandy Nelson, Director of Community Relations, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, Vic
Cathy O’Dea, Principal, Westfield Park Primary School, WA
Gwynneth Patterson, Registrar, Geelong Grammar School, Vic
Louise Puddle, Admissions Officer, Trinity Anglican School, Qld
Julie Ralph, Coordinator School Promotion, Adelaide High School, SA
Andrew Robartson, Community Relations Officer, Central Coast Adventist School, NSW
Kristen Simpson, Director of Marketing, The Knox School, Vic
Susan Taylor, Assistant Principal, Baulkham Hills North Primary School, NSW
Ross Thomson, Marketing Manager, Clayfield College, Qld
Ian Walton, Principal, Illawarra Adventist School, NSW
Lucinda Wilson, Registrar, Nowra Anglican College, NSW

Certificate Course in School Marketing October 2004 Sydney

I am exhausted by the wealth of inspiration! - Marie Pulford, St Mary's, Wollongong

I feel more confident and empowered to move ahead. The networking was invaluable. - Kerrie Shortland, Muirfield High School, NSW

I have a great sense of personal achievement from doing the course. My confidence has gone up tremendously.Fiona Thomas, Blue Hills College, Goonellabah, NSW

Fantastic. A great feeling and an excellent teacher.- Jenny Baker, Murwillumbah Christian College, QLD

Certificate in School Marketing 2004 Participants

Jenny Bakker, Promotions Coordinator, Murwillumbah Christian College, NSW
Donna Betts, Office Manager, Daramalan College, ACT
Katy Bidmead, Administrative Assistant, Northpine Christian College, QLD
Jackie Dalton, Director of Public Relations, Cranbrook, NSW
Lynette Eggins, PA Principal, The Cathedral School, Grafton NSW
Garron Forman, Deputy Principal, Mount Sinai College, NSW
Richard Girdwood, Deputy Principal, St Dominic’s College, NZ
John Hill, Assistant Principal, Launceston Christian School, TAS
Jenny Hofmann, Enrolments and Marketing, Cranbourne Christian School, VIC
Julie Holland, Enrolments Officer, Pedare Christian College, SA
Wendy Klassen, Public Relations Officer, Pedare Christian College, SA
Peta McGinley, PR/Marketing, Dromana Secondary College, VIC
Shane Paterson, Principal, St Michael’s Lutheran School, SA
Douglas Peck, Principal, Plenty Valley Christian School, VIC
Marie Pulford (Sims) , Y11 Coordinator, St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong, NSW
Philip Roberts, Principal, Mount Sinai College, NSW
Robyn Sherring, Administration Officer, Macquarie Anglican Grammar School, Dubbo NSW
Julie Slaghekke, Secretary, Our Saviour Lutheran Primary School, SA
Kerrie Shortland, Community Liaison Officer, Muirfield High School, NSW
Rochelle Taylor, Marketing and PR Officer, Currambine Primary School, WA
Fiona Thomas, College Secretary, Blue Hills College, Goonellabah  NSW
Marijke Verschuuren, Science Teacher, Dorrigo High School, NSW
David Wanstall, Principal, Tom Price Primary School, WA
Colleen Weier, Registrar, Immanuel Lutheran College, QLD
Wendy White, Registrar, St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown, NSW
Jacqueline Wilson, Development and Marketing Coordinator, Peace Lutheran College, QLD

Feedback from Advanced Course in School Marketing October 2003 Sydney

The intelligent input from participants and the opportunity to be frank and open with other school marketers was thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating.

Certificate in School Marketing 2003 Participants

Fay GURR, Principal, St Marys Star of The Sea, Wollongong, NSW
Sue LANCASTER, Community Relations Manager, Newington College, NSW
Marcia MATTHEWS, Admissions Associate, Ballarat Grammar School, VIC
Lena LABSCHIN, Co-Director of Development, Trinity College Gawler, SA
Rob OLSTON, Director of Admissions, Ballarat Grammar School, VIC
Geoff PEEL, President, Bay City Montessori Pre-School, Geelong, VIC
Rex GIBSON, Associate Principal, Hagley Community College, NZ

Lynette BUTLER, Human Relations & Communications, Catherine McAuley Westmead, NSW
Jane HERNANDEZ, Deputy Principal, School of Languages, SA
Fern CHRISTIAN, Marketing Officer, American International School, NSW
David JONES, Marketing Director, Lilydale Adventist Academy, VIC

Feedback from Certificate Course in School Marketing July 2003 Sydney

Too often, professional development is only 10% useful and 90% useless. ALL of the areas covered were pertinent to my needs, so the course was 100% useful. Jane Middleton

The course has helped me clarify my thinking, expand my knowledge and network, and inspired me to keep trying. Pam Wood

With no previous marketing training I now feel adequately equipped to implement new ideas. Lauren Dempsey

Certificate in School Marketing 2003 Participants

Jane Middleton, Registrar, Melbourne Girls Grammar School, VIC
Judith Maguire, Deputy Principal, Manurewa West Primary School, Auckland, NZ
Pamela Wood, Principal, Birchgrove Public School, NSW
Lauren Dempsey, Publications Officer, Tara Anglican School, North Parramatta NSW
Helen Carlson, Director of Support Services, Brigidine College, St Ives, NSW

Left to Right - rear:
Graeme Feeney, Head of Primary, Scone Grammar School, NSW
Frederick Osman, Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, NSW
Deborah McKern, Registrar, New England Girls School, Armidale, NSW
Donna Galloway, Registrar, Toorak College, VIC
Shirley Rowney, Marketing and Promotions Manager, Brisbane Adventist College, QLD
Shane Buckner, Deputy Principal, Sockburn School, Christchurch, NZ
Melanie Young, Registrations Officer, Coverdale Christian School, Riverstone, NSW
Julie Holland, Public Relations Officer, Toorak College, VIC
David Shearer, Director, Synergy Education, NZ

The Inaugural South African Certificate in School Marketing June 2003 Durban

(held at Hilton College)
Linda is an enthusiastic, dramatic and polished presenter! Anne Marie Chelin; Chair, Independent Schools Marketing Association
Inspiring and motivating Lindy Grobler
Networking with people with the same passion gave me a feeling of belonging to the emerging profession of school marketing. Stella Cockburn

Participants The Inaugural South African Certificate in School Marketing June 2003 Durban

Left to Right - back row:
Jo Wells, Marketing Officer, St Patrick's College, Korstad
Stella Cockburn, PR Officer, Deutsche Schule, Hermannsburg
Colleen Dardagan, Director, Marketing Schools S.A.
Toni Williams, Director of Marketing, St John's College, Johannesburg
Owen Roberts, Director, Proactive Leadership
Anne Marie Chelin, PR Manager, Thomas More College, Kloof
Lynne Neilson, Marketing Director, Durban Girls' College
Robby Pienaar, Bursar, Prestige College, Hammanskraal, Pretoria
Lindy Grobler, Communications and Marketing, Herschel Girls School, Claremont
Bridget Hornbuckle, PR/Marketing Officer, St John's DGS, Pietermaritzburg
Deanne Broughton, Marketing Director, St Mary's DSG, Hatfield

Andy Wood, Headmaster, Seaforth College, Ballito
Keith Fairweather, Assistant Marketing Manager, Hilton College

Participants in Certificate Course in School Marketing April 2003 Sydney

Paulette Kay, Community Relations Officer, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Sydney
David Kema, Marketing Coordinator, International Education Agency of Papua New Guinea
Suzanne Moorhead, Director of Music, Westminster School, South Australia

Ros Bastian, Development Coordinator, Northern Beaches Secondary College, Sydney
Sharon Kotzur, Principal, St John’s Lutheran Primary School, NSW
Carol Coddington, Principal, St Dominic's College, New Zealand
Jania Hulse, Admissions, Australian International School Indonesia
Mike Prime, Principal, South Hedland Primary School, Western Australia

Maryanna Maresca, School Board , Lindisfarne Anglican School, NSW
Bernadette Kreutzer, Mkting & Communications Officer, Brisbane Catholic Education, Qld
Elizabeth Harrison, Registrar, Ravenswood, Sydney
Heather Toth, Director of Development, The Scots School Albury, NSW

Feedback from Certificate Course in School Marketing October 2002 Sydney

In two days I was totally engaged in the most productive and helpful course I have attended - Anne McKenna, Victoria

A fantastic opportunity to see what others do well - Kristell Lyne, Queensland

This was the best way to accelerate my skills. The course was fantastic - David Kema, Papua New Guinea

I attended with high expectations. They were EXCEEDED! - John Gowing, NSW

Linda, I loved your course. It made me very conscious of the great opportunities for marketing in my school that can occur each day, and yet before this I did not seize these magical marketing moments. ALL HAS CHANGED NOW!!!!!" - Glenda Mackey, Principal of St Mark's Catholic School, Auckland

Overall a great course - demanding, but extremely valuable, workshop was excellent, well presented and very practical. - Cornelius Szeszeran, Principal, Henderson College, Victoria