Many young adults struggle to see how their faith applies to their daily lives, their work and the issues of our world. Thousands lose their faith every month and are sidelined from living lives of Christian influence because they don’t see how the Gospel changes everything.

The Student Leaders Conference aims to address this disconnect by looking at how the Bible shapes our worldviews, and by wrestling with the implications of the Gospel upon issues of culture and society.

We want to see young adults challenged to live as leaders who faithfully translate the Gospel into the culture around them.

The atmosphere during this conference was amazing! I am looking forward to going to school confident in my faith and knowing that I have grown closer to others in my team


The Student Leaders Conference is a four-day residential conference in Canberra for Year 11 or 12 student leaders. Through the Biblical themes of creation, fall and redemption, students will be encouraged to wrestle with how their faith and life connect.

Activities include lectures and discussion forums, as well as organised visits to the Federal Parliament, the Australian War Memorial, and our World-famous bush dance!

Who is it for?

The Student Leaders Conference is aimed at emerging leaders who have demonstrated the potential to be influencers for Christ in society. Students who are willing to thoughtfully and actively engage will benefit the most.

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Together we explore:

  • Story and world view
  • God and Creation 
  • Being made in the image of God
  • Jesus the Christ
  • Fall and lament
  • New heavens and new Earth
  • Engaging in culture and the mission of God
  • Gospel centred self-leadership

Visits to Parliament House and the War Memorial are included, as well as our traditional bush dance, which is a blast every conference!


Compass is well known for the calibre of its teaching faculty who generously donate their time to keep costs low. Faculty are available throughout the conference and love to engage with students and teachers to go deeper.


The Student Leaders Conference is open to any student in Year 12 in 2020 who wants to thoughtfully integrate faith and life. This learning event is designed to encourage creative, thoughtful and motivated students to ground lifelong self-leadership in the truth of scripture. 


At least one staff member from each school must accompany students to provide supervision while travelling and during conference. Additionally, attending teachers provide support for students as they grapple with the vastness of scripture, both at the conference and on return to school life.

Over the years many teachers have found the conference to not only be formative for students, but for themselves as well!

Time and Place

START 8:30am, Saturday February 29, 2020 
(Friday night’s accommodation is included in the price. Please arrive on Friday afternoon or evening.)

FINISH 10.30am, Tuesday March 3, 2020

LOCATION Ibis Styles Eagle Hawk Resort, Canberra

REGISTRATION $595.45 +GST (students and teachers)

Conference registration includes:

– 4 nights accommodation & meals

– lectures & conference materials

– excursions – bus transfers & entry costs

– transport from the airport on Friday afternoon/evening

– shared rooms for students. Single rooms for accompanying teachers

Note: Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received.

PACER – Parliamentary and Civics Education Rebate may be available to schools. For more details, visit www.pacer.org.au Schools are individually responsible for ensuring they meet eligibility for the rebate.

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