Funding Opportunities - Sept 22, 2017

Sep 22 2017
Public Education Foundation's GO Foundat...

Are we developing appropriate skills for the digital economy?

Sep 21 2017
Project overview and objectives This workin...

Memo to the Principal: Are you the source of workplace dysfunction?

Sep 20 2017
Rudeness and bullying are rife, says Stanfor...

Research Confirms Students live up to Expectations of their Teachers

Sep 19 2017
Key  findings of NSW Governement Research ...

Psychometric Testing for 2018 Teacher Training aspirants to be introduced before the end of this year

Sep 18 2017
Victorian schools are scrambling to prepare ...

Australian Curriculum - A mile wide and an inch deep...

Sep 17 2017
A CROWDED curriculum is crushing Victorian scho...

Data Project - How CaSPA data compares to Australian Principals

Sep 16 2017
As you may be aware, the Commonwealth Depart...

You are invited to support Research into Parent Engagement in our Schools

Sep 15 2017
CaSPA is supporting this important initiativ...

Principals' Award Conditions - Comparison across Australia

Sep 15 2017
Over recent years, CaSPA has undertaken to s...

Future bright for quality VET in Schools studies

Sep 14 2017
New research linking the 2006 VET in Schools Co...

Prof Greg Craven meets with CaSPA Board in Perth

Sep 14 2017
The Board of CaSPA sees it is important to m...

Executive Officer Vacancy - Kildare Education Ministries

Sep 13 2017
Kildare Education Ministries is seeking a faith...

Principal Well Being - A new report focused on Catholic Sector

Sep 12 2017
For some time CaSPA has been working with CC...

CaSPA AGM held in Perth 10 Sep, 2017

Sep 11 2017
The CaSPA Constitution directs the Board to ...

Teaching Fellowship valued at $45,000 for you or your staff

Sep 11 2017
The Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards were crea...

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Prof Greg Craven meets with CaSPA Board in Perth

Posted on 14 September 2017
Prof Greg Craven meets with CaSPA Board in Perth

The Board of CaSPA sees it is important to meet with other key stakeholders in Catholic Education on a regular basis. We see the ACU as a key partner, and welcome the opportunity to meet with the Vice Chancellor - Prof Greg Craven - on an annual basis.

This year's meeting, on September 11 in Perth, saw a number of key issues discussed including:

  • Consequences for the Catholic Church as a result of the current Royal Commission
  • The work and respresentation on NCEC
  • Consequences of the current government's funding proposal - Gonski 2.0
  • The key role Principals have in leading their local communities 
  • Issue of workforce planning and Teacher Traning
  • The effectiveness and relevance of the ATAR
  • Encouraging Student Teachers to seek practicum experience in Remote and Regional Schools
  • Professional Development opportunities for Catholic Teachers at ACU in areas such as Leadership and Theology

The borad nature of these discussions indicated to all present the importance of the close working relationship between ACU and CaSPA.

 

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Executive Officer Vacancy - Kildare Education Ministries

Posted on 13 September 2017
Executive Officer Vacancy - Kildare Education Ministries
Kildare Education Ministries is seeking a faith-filled visionary and contemporary leader with Principal's experience or equivalent for the position of Executive Officer commencing in January 2018.

Kildare Education Ministries seeks to add its prophetic voice to the contemporary issues of our times, while supporting each of its Catholic schools to be faith-filled environments where young people are nurtured to flourish. The Executive Officer will serve the Kildare Education Ministries Board, and act as the main point of contact between the Board of Directors and the six Brigidine schools in Victoria and one in South Australia. The Executive Officer will support senior leaders in its Catholic schools and have oversight of the overall strategic direction and resourcing of Kildare Education Ministries.

An application package can be obtained by contacting Kate Kelsey adminassistant@kildareministries.org.au or 03 9682 2973

Applications close on Thursday 31 August 2017.

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Principal Well Being - A new report focused on Catholic Sector

Posted on 12 September 2017
Principal Well Being - A new report focused on Catholic Sector

For some time CaSPA has been working with CCI as it seeks to undertand the nature and extent of work demands on Catholic School Principals. While we all agree that the demands are growing as the task of Principal becomes more complex, it is not as simple to determine those areas which are most relevant for our Principals.

The Health and Well Being Study currently undertaken by Prof Philip Riley from ACU looks at the issues across all sectors and provides some broad indicators where concerns lie.  It has not however been able to provide specific data for our Catholic Principals - unitl now.  Thanks to the sponsorship of CCI, we now have a detailed data set that looks at the key challenges for CaSPA Principals.

CaSPA is indebted to CCI for their considerable support in this area, as they seek to be proactive in this critical aspect of the role of our Principals

You are encouraged to download and read the full report which can be found at this link on the CCI website.

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CaSPA AGM held in Perth 10 Sep, 2017

Posted on 11 September 2017
CaSPA AGM held in Perth 10 Sep, 2017

The CaSPA Constitution directs the Board to conduct an Annual General Meeting around September each year in order to satisfy key procedural aspects of our Association.  As such the recent Board Meeting in Perth was preceded by our AGM with representatives of the 8 state and territory jurisdictions.  Key matters undertaken at this year's AGM included:

  • Election of Office Bearers for 2018-2019
    • Andrew Watson - President
    • Loretta Wholley - Treasurer
  • Acknowledgment of the service of Phil Lewis who will be stepping down from the Board at the end of 2017, having served 7 years as a Director, 4.5 of them as President.
  • Acceptance of the audited Financial Statement which showed th following:
    • o Non Conference Outcome: $140,108
      o Conference Outcome:  $-139,662
      o GST Adjustment: $-27,479
      o Surplus/Deficit: $-27,033

CaSPA Principals have access to the Reports from this AGM by logging on to the Members Only section of our website:

  • User Name: your school email address
  • Password: the one you have registered with CaSPA.  If you are unsure of this please select Forgotten Your Password
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Teaching Fellowship valued at $45,000 for you or your staff

Posted on 11 September 2017
Teaching Fellowship valued at $45,000 for you or your staff
The Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards were created with Schools Plus to celebrate and reward excellence in teaching and school leadership. The Awards highlight the importance of outstanding teaching in transforming students' lives and setting them on a path to ongoing success.

Twelve teachers or principals will be awarded Teaching Fellowships valued at $45,000 each, including $10,000 for their professional development and an overseas study tour valued at $5,000. Their school and their students also benefit with $30,000 for a significant school project.

Criteria

You are able to demonstrate measurable, significant and long-lasting improvements in student learning, achieved through identifying students' needs and applying exceptional, effective and evidence-based teaching or leadership practices. Please include evidence of how you have achieved improved learning experiences and outcomes for your students and the measures and evidence that demonstrate this achievement over time.

 

More Details Here

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