‘Meet the Disruptors’

Seeing cool learning spaces with funky furniture can be captivating and inspiring, yet the question remains, ‘Are these new learning environments changing the way we teach?’ New spaces require educators and leaders to implement new vision, new practices and approaches. The 2017 SCIL Vision Tour will set out to meet the disruptors, those leading thinkers who are setting a new course for learning and innovation.

In the same way, this year's SCIL Vision Tour will also be setting a new course and taking in new places. Stay tuned for more and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with developments.

Your Hosts

Join Stephen Harris and Anne Knock for the 2017 SCIL Vision Tour. For the past few years Stephen and Anne have hosted international study tours, taking school principals, system administrators and architects to visit schools, universities, libraries, museums and other places of learning and work. 

Stephen is the principal of Northern Beaches Christian School, which has been described as one of the most innovative schools in the world. He is in demand as a conference speaker and consultant on rethinking school for this and future generations. 

Anne is the Director of Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL), the professional learning centre at NBCS. She works with schools in Australia and around the world who are seeking to learn from the innovative learning, school design and culture. 

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General Information

Tour groups are usually between 10-12 people. All tour costs are included, between the start and finish date. This includes quality accommodation and breakfasts, travel and transfers, activities and professional inputs, as well as several dinners and lunches as specified in the final itinerary, other meals are at own expense.

The Details


1 - 13 October


A generous budget is allocated for accommodation & within currency fluctuations 4-star standard of hotels are sought.


All tour related transport is included in the cost of the tour (flights between tour destinations)


All breakfasts are included with hotel bookings. Some dinners and lunches as specified in final itinerary (other meals are the participants own expense).

Dietary requirements may not always be accommodated. Affected participants are advised to bring some snacks.




Important Information

Travel outside the dates of the tour - to and from your home city.
Dinners and lunches not specified in the itinerary.
Personal travel insurance (essential).
Personal items.

Other Considerations
Participants are required to manage their own luggage.
There may be days with considerable walking.
Dress code is smart casual.
Visas aren't required for Australians travelling to Europe.
Comprehensive travel insurance is compulsory.
Participants should show more than 6 months on the expiry of passports.

To express your interest, please get in touch via learn@scil.com.au