2016 Newsletter Number 6 26th April

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Newsletter Number 6 April 26th 2016

 
                                                                                           

Be at centre of transformation into ‘large-hearted’ people

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB of Perth, the chairman of the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, has called on secondary school students to be generous and giving. Students and teachers from across the Archdiocese of Perth attended the second annual Archbishop’s Forum for Secondary Schools last week. The day was also used to promote the work of Life Link and the various ministries its support.

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Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love: Pope Francis

Pope: Catholic schools support parents in children’s education Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation following two Synods on the Family has reiterated the Catholic Church’s view of parents as the first educators of children, and schools – Catholic and non-Catholic – as partners in the educational process. Released last week, Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love, is the Pope’s response to two international gatherings held at the Vatican – one each in 2014 and 2015.

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Education Minister presents new qualifications for Catholic principals 

A group of 28 Catholic school principals were last week celebrated as the first graduates of the Australian Catholic University’s Master of Business Administration course designed specifically for Catholic school leaders.

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ACTION TO AVOID UNNECESSARY ACNC RED TAPE WELCOMED

Non- government schools across Australia, including Catholic Schools, stand to benefit from the Commonwealth Government’s announcement that the transitional arrangements for non-government school financial reporting to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) will be extended by two years. Media  Release from the NCEC:  

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Quote  attributable to Associate Professor,  Early Childhood Education at  the University of Melbourne, Patricia Eadie

“Children develop important language skills from birth so how we communicate with children matters enormously and from very early on. There is a large body of evidence that tells us how important responsive interactions are between toddlers and adults for their language development as well as their social and emotional well-being.”

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High Possibility Classrooms: using an Australian framework to enhance learning using technology in high schools

The push to integrate digital technology into the classroom has moved beyond the merely superficial (for example: digital worksheets, digital textbooks, lists of apps) to the pursuit of meaningful and purposeful use that transforms the very nature of learning in schools.

Regards,

Julie King
ACSP Executive Officer

 
 
 

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