At the recent national gathering of Catholic Education Directors, the CaSPA President, Andrew Watson made a presentation that included information about the career profiles of Catholic Secondary Principals. Following is the NCEC report of the meeting:
Catholic education directors from across Australia met in Brisbane last week to discuss a range of issues including the federal government's reviews of the socio-economic status (SES) methodology and religious freedom, school funding, reforms post the Royal Commission, and the next federal election.
The meeting attended by 30 directors and education staff, also looked at case studies from Catholic dioceses highlighting innovative practice.
Acting executive director of the National Catholic Education Commission Ray Collins said the national meeting was timely with recent changes to the federal government leadership, and the ongoing discussions with the government on school funding.
"Understandably, the diocesan directors representing the majority of Catholic schools in Australia, are deeply concerned about the future of their schools who have been seriously impacted by the former government's school funding reforms," said Mr Collins. "They look forward to a swift resolution with the Morrison government to give greater clarity and certainty to their schools."
"The meeting was also a valuable opportunity to discuss a range of matters impacting on Catholic schools including religious freedom and the implications of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on our protocols and practice," Mr Collins said.
A number of dioceses presented case studies in the areas of governance, professional learning communities, learning and leading frameworks, and practical strategies addressing recommendations from the Royal Commission.