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New Acting Director for NCEC appointed

Posted on 30 January 2018
New Acting Director for NCEC appointed

CaSPA congratulates Mr Ray Collins [above] following his appointment as the acting executive director of the NCEC following the resignation of Christian Zahra for family reasons on 18 January 2018.

We are hopeful of meeting with Ray and the other stakeholders at our scheduled meeting with the NCEC on Feb 21 coming.  There are many important agenda items of concern for national Catholic Education bodies.

This short bio of Ray was contained in the NCEC Media Release:

Ray is the former director of schools for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle serving in the role for nine years until his recent retirement in December 2016. He has a 44-year career in education, including 19 years in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese.

In 1988, Ray joined the Diocese of Bathurst Catholic Education Office as an education consultant before commencing at the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office (CSO) in 1998, where he was later appointed as director of schools in September 2008.

Ray has displayed an integrity and dedication to his vocation as a Catholic educator, earning the respect of his colleagues and fellow directors. He provided steady guidance throughout his time at the CSO with a particular focus on Catholic identity and serving the marginalised in our community. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of our current educational and political environment. He will serve in the role until a new executive director can be appointed.

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CaSPA wishes all the best to our Colleagues who are moving to new Principal positions in 2018

Posted on 29 January 2018
CaSPA wishes all the best to our Colleagues who are moving to new Principal positions in 2018

Above: Chris Hayes is taking up the principal role of St Joseph's College Hunter's Hill.  This follows his time as a principal in the ACT and Victoria and is one of a growing number of our colleagues who are moving to interstate positions this year.


There are 22 Principals who will be moving to new positions in 2018 having completed service in another CaSPA College in 2017. Of these, almost 25% are moving to an interstate appointment.  We note that this is a growing trend for CaSPA Principals in recent years.
We are indebted to those who have passed on this information - if you have any additional news on appointments, we would be most grateful if you contacted us at admin@caspa.edu.au

 

State

School

City

First Name

Last Name

nsw

St Paul's Catholic College

GREYSTANES

Peter

Brogan

nsw

Parramatta Marist High School

WESTMEAD

Mark

Pauschmann

nsw

St Joseph's College

HUNTERS HILL

Christopher

Hayes

nsw

Mount St Joseph Milperra

MILPERRA

Narelle

Archer

nsw

The John Berne School

LEWISHAM

Richard

Sidorko

nsw

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

ROSE BAY

Maureen

Ryan

nsw

St Patrick's College

SUTHERLAND

Janine

Kenney

nsw

Mary Mackillop Catholic College

WAKELEY

Gilda

Pussich

nsw

Clancy Catholic College

WEST HOXTON

David

Fetterplace

nsw

St Joseph's Catholic High School

ALBION PARK

Amanda

Wilson

nsw

Holy Spirit College

BELLAMBI

Christopher

Agnew

nsw

John Therry Catholic High School

ROSEMEADOW

Wayne

Marshall

qld

St Brendan's College

YEPPOON

Rob

Corboy

qld

St Teresa's College

ABERGOWRIE

Michael

Conn

qld

St Augustine's College

AUGUSTINE HEIGHTS

Graham

Meertens

qld

Good Counsel College

INNISFAIL

Dora

Luxton

sa

Rostrevor College

WOODFORDE

Brian

Schumacher

tas

St Virgil's College

AUSTINS FERRY

Damian

Messer

vic

Whitefriars College

DONVALE

Anthony

Kirley

vic

St Columba's College

ESSENDON

Rita

Grima

vic

Kolbe Catholic College

GREENVALE LAKES

Nicholas

Scully

vic

St Bede's College

MENTONE

John

Finn

 

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A Special Welcome to our new CaSPA Colleagues for 2018

Posted on 28 January 2018
A Special Welcome to our new CaSPA Colleagues for 2018

Above: St Patrick's Technical College has a new principal for 2018 - Mr Danny Deptula [right] with outgoing Principal Mr Rob Thomas [left]

All at CaSPA are delighted to welcome our colleague Principals who are moving into leadership of their schools from a variety of backgrounds.  While a small number have been CaSPA Principals in the past, many in this group will be taking on the role for the first time so we wish them every success in the coming weeks.

State

School

City

First Name

Last Name

act

Marist College Canberra

PEARCE

Matthew

Hutchison

act

St Edmund's College

GRIFFITH

Joe

Zavone

act

St Francis Xavier College

FLOREY

Collen

Rowe

NSW

Trinity Catholic College

GOULBURN

Gaye

McManus

nsw

Loreto Normanhurst

NORMANHURST

Marina

Ugonotti

nsw

Mackillop College

BATHURST

Steve

Muller

nsw

James Sheahan Catholic High School

ORANGE

Peter

Meers

nsw

St Joseph's College

LOCHINVAR

Patricia

Hales

nsw

All Saints College (StPeter's Campus)

MAITLAND

Tim

Cleary

nsw

St Agnes Catholic High School

ROOTY HILL

Lisa-Marie

Browning

nsw

Santa Sophia Catholic College

Box Hill

Mark

deVries

nsw

De La Salle Catholic College, Caringbah

CARINGBAH

Peter

Buxton

nsw

All Saints Catholic Senior College

CASULA

David

Forrester

nsw

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer

CRONULLA

Ann

Freeman

nsw

Marist College

EASTWOOD

Anthony

Boys

nsw

Bethany College

HURSTVILLE

Robyn

Rodwell

nsw

Mount Carmel Catholic College

VARROVILLE

Steve

LoCasio

nt

St Francis Xavier School

DALY RIVER

Frances

Enilane

nt

Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School

VIA ALICE SPRINGS

Deborah

Magden

qld

St Mary's College

MARYBOROUGH

Stephan

LeRoux

qld

St John Fisher College

BRACKEN RIDGE

Catherine

Galvin

qld

St Catherine's Catholic College The Whitsundays

PROSERPINE

Sharon

Bell

qld

Seton College

MOUNT GRAVATT EAST

Warren

Bath

qld

Our Lady of the Southern Cross College

DALBY

Peter

Cuskelly

qld

St Michael's College

MERRIMAC

Veronica

Wasiak

qld

Carmel College

THORNLANDS

Stephen

Adair

qld

Ignatius Park College

CRANBROOK

Shaun

Clarke

qld

Loreto College

COORPAROO

Kim

Wickham

qld

St Ursula's College

TOOWOOMBA

Tanya

Appleby

qld

St Joseph's College

COOMERA

Paul

Begg

sa

Cabra Dominican College

CUMBERLAND PARK

Helen

Riekie

sa

St Patrick's Technical College Northern Adelaide

ELIZABETH WEST

Danny

Deptula

tas

Mount Carmel College

SANDY BAY

Fiona

Nolan

vic

Sacre Coeur

GLEN IRIS

Anna

Masters

vic

Our Lady of Mercy College

HEIDELBERG

Judith

Weir

vic

Xavier College

KEW

William

Doherty

vic

Borinya (Wangaratta Community Partnership)

WANGARATTA

Genevieve

O'Reilly

vic

St Peter's College

CRANBOURNE

Chris

Black

wa

Christian Brothers College

FREMANTLE

Domenic

Burgio

wa Carmel College VIA HALLS CREEK Barry Ennis
wa Santa Maria College ATTADALE Jennifer Oaten
wa St Luke's College Karratha Michael Williams

 

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Listen to Francis Sullivan's Reflections on the findings of the Royal Commission

Posted on 25 January 2018
Listen to Francis Sullivan's Reflections on the findings of the Royal Commission

Francis Sullivan met with the CaSPA Board late in November 2017 - just prior to the release of the findings of the Royal Commission.

In the following podcast published via Eureka Street on Jan 23, 2018 we hear Francis reflect on the aftermath of these findings:

 

Here is the LINK

 

 

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Putting those video games skills to good use - a chance for your students to have their talent recognised

Posted on 24 January 2018
Putting those video games skills to good use - a chance for your students to have their talent recognised
Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge aims to engage Australian students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines and facilitate inquiry-based learning.
Facilitated by the charitable arm of ACER, the ACER Foundation, the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge encourages students to learn vital skills for the future through designing, building and testing an original video game.
The theme for 2018 is 'Transformation'.
Registrations for the 2018 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge open on 20 February.

For further information, visit www.stemgames.org.au

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