Introducing Ms Philomena Billington who will be moderating our 2016 National Conference:
Philomena is an educator and leader with over 43 years' experience in Catholic and Government education across 5 dioceses and 4 states of Australia, teaching in remote, rural and city locations and has led curriculum design and development, including the publication of two Religious Education Curriculum documents in two dioceses. Phil retired as Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Sandhurst in Central Victoria at the end of 2014 where she was also Deputy Director in Sandhurst with specific responsibility for Catholic Identity and Stewardship.
Phil is passionate about education and especially in rural Australia, the Arts in education, parents as key partners and lay ministry within the Catholic Church.
Philomena is a passionate advocate for tertiary courses in education and assisting graduates and under-graduates to be fully prepared for the privileged ministry of teaching. Phil is committed to supporting young people living with disability and encouraging a more inclusive society. She is passionate about encouraging and supporting Catholic education.
To enable this work Phil has established Ministry Without Borders which will ensure that probono support for parishes is possible whilst still contributing to the educational mission.
Ms Philomena Billington
Dip T (NSW), BEd (SA), Grad Dip RSA (London), Dip RE (WA), GCES (Tas), MEd (Tas), Grad Dip Arts -Theology (ACU), Fellow ACEA (ACT), Grad Cert (Theology focus on Pastoral Theology) University of Divinity.