Above: Prof Elizabeth Labone, Acting Dean Arts and Education at ACU addressing the meeting with NT Principals in Darwin
Over recent years, CaSPA has developed excellent working relationships with ACU. Regular meetings with Vice Chancellor Prof Greg Craven has seen us look at a number of areas of common interest.
Feedback from our NT colleagues have indicated their concern with assisting with the TEMAG process as well the difficulty of attracting graduates from the ACU to schools in the NT. Each year the Territory can expect to need around 50 teachers to take up vacancies. It is hoped that around 20 of these are graduates, and it is recognised that they bring with them great energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of current pedagogy.
It may come as a surprise to some, that currently ACU does NOT have a campus in Darwin.
To address these and related issues, the CaSPA Board invited the ACU to send a senior member of their Leadership Team to the Darwin meeting on August 22-23. The subsequent meeting attended by:
discussed these and related issues at some length, and there encouraging signs of the ACU looking to increase its presence and involvement in the NT to support the Catholic Schools in that region.
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