Join us for the 2024 MJR National Conference – Perth

Over two incredible days, you'll discover how the Make Jesus Real (MJR) series of workbooks has been transforming primary and secondary school communities throughout Australia.

Meet and learn from teachers from around Australia and equip yourself with the tools, ideas, and real-world knowledge that can revolutionise your school's faith community. 

Suitable for experienced teachers and newcomers to MJR, attendees will leave the 2024 MJR National Conference feeling invigorated, motivated, and excited!

You will discover:

* MJR in action (P, S)
Ways to connect to today’s youth (P, S)
MJR and Behavioural Management (P)
How to introduce and embed
MJR into your School (P)
Theology, Science and the Magic of MJR (S)
The Sunday Gospel and MJR (S)
MJR 24/7 for secondary school (S)
What’s happening in Australian schools (P, S)

P: Primary S: Secondary

Plus, many opportunities for you to ask questions, comment, and be involved!

This conference will be accredited and is perfect for Primary and Secondary teachers and staff. 


WHEN: Monday 15 April & Tuesday16 April 2024
TIME: 8:30-3:30pm
Holy Rosary School
35 Williamstown Road
Doubleview, Perth WA 6018


1 x Two-Day: $295
1 x Two-Day – Early Bird: $275
2 or more: $275ea
2 or more – Early Bird: $250ea

1 x Single: $165
1 x Single – Early Bird: $155
2 or More: $155ea
2 or More – Early Bird: $145ea

10 or more: Contact ussales@garrattpublishing.com.au

Early-Bird pricing valid until 31 December 2023.



Download the 2024 MJR National Conference flyer here.


Madeline Forde
Maddy is a passionately driven person who has been involved in a variety of experiences within the education, disability, youth work, and volunteer sectors. Through her experiences and encounters, she places a high emphasis on inclusivity, with a strong belief in upholding respect through kindness and patience by walking alongside people in their journey, ensuring dignity for all. 

Maryanne Hacker 
Maryanne is a primary school teacher with 20 years’ experience – as a classroom teacher and in several leadership roles. She is currently the REC at St Patrick’s Primary School, Lochinvar, NSW, and has introduced MJR and incorporated MJR concepts into the school’s Positive Behaviour Support framework. Maryanne is passionate about connecting faith and wellbeing and promotes the use of MJR as a social and emotional learning tool. 

Eugene Lee
Eugene grew up on a small dairy farm in south-west Victoria. He moved to WA for one year – 34 years ago! He has taught at ten schools in England, Victoria, and WA – 24 years as a Principal. In the four schools as Principal, he and his dedicated teachers implemented MJR. He is a strong advocate on the positive, faith-filled transformations MJR has on school communities and believes that our unchurched generation can easily relate to the MJR way of life. 

Peter (Mitch) Mitchell
Mitch, author of MJR, ran MJR camps in the 1980-90s based on the Ignatian Spirituality of ‘Action and Reflection’. The aim was to make participants aware of the presence of Jesus in their hearts and in the lives of others. Mitch soon realised that ‘The MJR Way of Life’ worked for parents, students, and teachers. Previously employed by the CEO Tasmania, he has been teaching and travelling around Australia introducing MJR to schools for over 20 years. 

Marty Ogle
Marty is a teacher, ex-principal, and National Coordinator of MJR. He is grateful for the opportunities to positively influence and engage with students in Catholic schools across Australia. In his book MJR 24/7 – co-written with Gemma Thomson – he has strived to collect relatable and thought-provoking materials that will be attractive to young minds to help them explore and discuss teenage issues. He is married to Karen and father to Tessa & Cassie.  

Geri O'Keefe
Geri has worked in Catholic Education for 50 years, including 28 years as principal. She has worked in primary and secondary schools in Victoria & Western Australia across metropolitan, country, and remote Kimberley areas. Geri is the Foundation Principal at Mother Teresa Catholic College, Baldivis Perth – a Pre-kindergarten to Year 12 College in its tenth year since foundation. Geri has implemented MJR from Kindy to Year 9.

Lloyd Reidy
Lloyd is regional teacher with 17 years teaching experience as a Primary & Secondary school educator. Lloyd has spent his teaching career at St Mary's College Broome and St Joseph's School Northam where he currently enjoys the role of K-12 REC Lloyd believes his job is the best in Catholic Education – as he gets to chill with Year 1s chatting about Jesus in one period, followed by deep faith conversations with Year 12s in another.

John Rose
For 30 years John has worked at Catholic schools across WA from the Kimberley to Albanyt. The last 17 years as Principal. He was introduced to MJR at his last school and was amazed at the effect on positive culture to both staff and students it had. MJR assists everyone in having a growth mindset to remind us all to be grateful and appreciative for everything we have each day. John is currently Principal at St Lawrence Primary, Queens Park, Perth. 



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