2016 June Newsletter Number 11

Association of Catholic School Principals NSW View Online

Newsletter Number 11 - 28th June 2016

Dear Principal 

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has two new Auxiliary Bishops. Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Anthony Randazzo and Father Richard Umbers to be the new Auxiliary Bishops of Sydney under Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. They will join Auxiliary Bishop Terry Brady in the governance and pastoral care of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Both priests say they were very much "taken by surprise" by the appointments but are looking forward to working with Archbishop Anthony and the priests of Sydney in serving God and his people in this new way.   
NCEC 2016 a celebration, affirmation of Catholic Education in Australia

The National Catholic Education Commission Conference 2016 provided a chance for people working in Catholic schools and Catholic education offices and commissions to come together and celebrate the contribution they make to education and to society – and to be affirmed in their ongoing efforts, Catholic education leaders have said  READ MORE
NCEC Response to Party Election Questions

In the lead-up to the July 2 federal election, Catholic Education sent a series of questions to the Coalition and the Australian Labor Party, providing the parties opportunities to outline how their policies will support students and families in Australian schools, including Catholic schools. Please find attached a National Catholic Education Commission media release and summaries of the parties’ responses. The full responses have been published on the NCEC website: www.ncec.catholic.edu.au  NCEC executive director Ross Fox said the parties’ responses are being shared with Catholic schools and Catholic school families to help them better understand the importance of school education policy in the upcoming election.  READ MORE

Building Digital Literacy in our Teachers
The way we provide technology training in schools is mostly outdated, ineffective and measures its success by the wrong benchmark. It’s true that if we treated student development the way we do that of our staff, parents would be abhorred. At this point, almost every Australian school has embarked upon a serious technology plan. The success of these plans hinges largely on the confidence of teaching staff to use the technology in a meaningful way: 
NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering

We are writing to advise that nominations for this year's NSW Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering are now open until 5pm Friday 29 July 2016. The NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering seek to recognise excellence in science and engineering, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales.

The total prize pool for this year's prizes is over $100,000, including $60,000 for the NSW Scientist of the Year. Prizes will also be awarded in nine categories with the winners each receiving $5,000. We strongly encourage you to nominate any outstanding researchers and to spread the word to any colleagues who might be interested:   READ MORE

ACEL Early Career Principal Program

This Leading Successfully from the Start program is designed for principals in the early years of their role to transition with confidence into a new level of leadership with a focus on maximising their impact from the start. Principals in the first three years of their role are invited to apply for the 12 month program. Successful candidates will be challenged and supported through personalised professional learning.  READ MORE

The first program in Sydney was a great success with a full house and a request for more!!! READ MORE


An art competition is now open for primary aged children in NSW on the theme of 'Our Threatened Plants and Animals'. Children from 5-12 years old can choose one of the 1000 threatened species in NSW to research, and then draw or paint.  Eentries can be submitted online by parents, program managers or teachers from June 13- August 17, and 40 finalists will be chosen for an exhibition in Sydney to mark National Threatened Species Day - September 7. More info is available at http://www.forestmedia.net.au/threatened-species-day.html 







Julie King
ACSP Executive Officer


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