On behalf of the CaSPA Board, I would like to wish all of our Catholic Secondary Principals and their school communities the very best for 2023. As we move carefully into a post pandemic time, I hope this year will be a time of consolidation and continued growth for staff and students. My very best wishes to all of our Principals especially our Beginning Principals and Principals who are joining a new community this year. May the 2023 be full of joy and God’s blessings.
The CaSPA Board looks forward to continuing its representation of Catholic Secondary Principals with the Australian Government and other associated agencies. CaSPA also looks forward to further developing the collaboration with Australian Catholic Primary Principals’ Association (ACPPA), State & Territory Catholic Associations, International Confederation of Principals (ICP) and the Coalition of Australian Principals (CAP).
A key focus for this year will be supporting the work and wellbeing of Principals and actioning our new Strategic Plan for 2023 - 2025. I hope you will enjoy CaSPA’s monthly newsletters and please make use of our website, which has many resources for your convenience.
Blessings to all
CaSPA acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
The mission of CaSPA is therefore focussed on: UNITY VOICE SERVICE The mission of CaSPA is a deep commitment to excellence, equity and innovation in Catholic secondary schools. Through open dialogue, collegiality, advocacy and a contemporary knowledge of the issues impacting schools, CaSPA will ensure that Catholic secondary school principals are well represented at a national level. In this way, CaSPA seeks to make a difference in the lives and work of Catholic secondary principals.
The vision for CaSPA is to be an organisation of: UNITY VOICE SERVICE for Catholic secondary school principals in Australia. CaSPA, is focussed on ensuring that Catholic secondary principals have the necessary support and knowledge to lead and thrive in their school. CaSPA is a Catholic organisation first and foremost, with Jesus as the role model. In this spirit, the needs and aspirations of members will shape CaSPA’s service.
Underpinning the CaSPA vision and mission is a commitment to four core values. These are TRUTH FAITH HOPE WITNESS CaSPA will integrate the above core values and the eight Catholic Social Teachings into the way that the association functions. The core values will underpin open and honest communication with members, collaborations with governments, principal associations and other national organisations. The core values will also inform the work and deliberations of the CaSPA Board itself.