2016 Newsletter Number 7 2nd May

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Newsletter Number 7, 2nd May 2016

 
Dear Principal  
                                                          

'AMORIS LAETITIA': START WITH CHAPTER 4

Chapter 4 is a masterpiece. It should be read by every couple planning to marry and every couple who has been married for no matter how many years. Hopefully some publisher will publish this chapter separately for marriage prep classes and marriage counseling as well as for high school and college courses.

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WHO WILL BRING FORTH POPE FRANCIS' VISION?

Pope Francis, with the publication of Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), has offered a broad and deep reflection on the myriad (and often messy) issues concerning marriage, the family and human sexuality. 

And in doing so, the 79-year-old pope has also put forth a clear vision of Christian discipleship. It is one based more on personal responsibility and prayerful discernment than on the mere following of church rules. 

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SHARING STORIES AND FOOD WITH REFUGEES CREATES UNDERSTANDING

 

On April 8 Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools and staff of the Sydney Catholic School Office, visited the House of Welcome, Carramar, as part of a retreat day. The HoW supports those most in need, those who are not eligible for any housing, financial or medical support, those at greatest risk of destitution and hardship.

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NEWS FROM AITSL

I am delighted to announce the release of AITSL's School Leader Self-Assessment Tool (SAT). The School Leader SAT will assist principals, school leaders and aspirants to reflect on and locate their leadership practice in relation to the Australian Professional Standard for Principals: Leadership Profiles.

Completing the free online questionnaire will provide you with results that identify specific strengths and areas for further development, and reveal your personalised developmental pathway. Using the tool, leaders can also create a plan for learning and growth, gain access to leadership resources linked to learning needs, and track and compare results over time.

In addition to individual self-reflection, the School Leader SAT is a resource for leadership groups to gain an overview of their strengths and needs.
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NCEC MEDIA RELEASE ON COALITION FUNDING PROPOSAL

The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the Coalition Government's announcement of $1.2 billion in additional funding to support all Australian schools, saying it has placed school education at the centre of this year's federal election campaign.

"Schools are important institutions in the community and well-directed investment in schools will determine the future of Australia as a society and an economy," NCEC executive director Ross Fox said

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CONCENTRIC MANAGEMENT:  A TEAM APPROACH TO EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

While theoretical considerations and the underpinnings of leadership models are important, overlooking the practicalities of leadership makes for very poor application.  READ MORE

 

THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION: SIX BUILDING BLOCKS TO MAXIMISING IMPACT

Last year Greame Feeney had the privilege of representing APPA at the OPC International Symposium in Ontario, Canada.

He has shared the completed White Paper from this Symposium, 'The School Leadership Association: Six building blocks to maximising impact' as well as the resources. RESOURCES

 Initiated by the OPC and presented by Steve Munby, Chief Executive of the Centre for British Teachers Education Trust, Mary Jean Gallagher, Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario and Assistant Deputy Minister of Student Achievement in the Ministry of Education and Michael Fullan, O.C., a worldwide authority on educational reform, the International Symposium has released The School Leadership Association:  Six building blocks to maximizing impact.
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BRAIN SCIENCE AT WORK IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (HPE) DR GRAHAM DOSCHDD, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR TRISKILLS AUSTRALIA 

Amazing findings from brain science are mounting about neuroplasticity - we have plastic brains! The research tells us that our brains are not fixed but constantly changing as a result of what we do each day over our entire lives - so our brains keep changing until the day we die. Instead of our brains being hardwired they are soft-wired!! (Merzenich 2013) 

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GRAHAM DODD   
NSW SCHOOL PROGRAMS                                               

Regards,

Julie King
ACSP Executive Officer

 
 
 

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