30 January 2024 by

Usually this report looks backward, at what has been happening in the last month.  But at the beginning of this new year, 2024, let’s look forward instead. The number one Priority for the Church Both the Plenary Council in Australia and the first assembly of the Synod on Synodality in
29 November 2023 by

From Wollongong Catholic Schools Christmas Art Competition. During the month I worked with the National Catholic Education Commission on the development of their upcoming paper on the Mission and Purpose of Catholic Schools.  It was good to bring perspectives on formation from other sectors such as health and parish, into
24 November 2023 by

Victorian Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Ms Vicki Ward MP, pictured above, has shown her support for the work conducted by Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) and the Catholic Diocese of Sale in helping to educate, inform and equip parish communities to address domestic and family violence. Together with
17 November 2023 by

The Federal Government has opened submissions to inform the Not-for-Profit Sector Development Blueprint. The Blueprint will provide a roadmap for Government reform and sector-led initiatives to boost the sector’s capacity to support and connect Australian communities. The media release and Issues Paper providing further information are attached. The Issues Paper
31 October 2023 by

My name was nominated by the Australian Bishops to Rome for the position of National Director of Catholic Mission back in 2007.  As I would be the first Australian lay Director, there was some resistance within the now Dicastery for  Evangelisation in Rome.  It was one Australian member of the
31 October 2023 by

  Evidence-based approaches were key in the recent Forum organised by our CORMSAA team for canonical stewards, Board members and Principals.  Performance in Mathematics needs to improve in all Catholic schools and Marea Nicholson explained the Mastery in Mathematic Project which is designed to deliver improved results across Australia. Parental
28 September 2023 by

Carmel Nash OAM Get up to date with key issues impacting Catholic Education today, from the perspective of Religious Institute and MPJP schools. Key topics include Lay Leadership,  the Age of Accountability for schools,  and “where to from here?” after the Referendum.  For leaders of RI/ AMPJP schools and school
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Chair Moira Najdecki Deputy Chair Michael Lee Treasurer Peter Steane The AMPJP Council re-elected Moira Najdecki of Good Samaritan Education and Peter Steane of Catholic Healthcare as Chair and Treasurer respectively, and new member Michael Lee of Calvary Ministries was elected the new Deputy Chair.  Congratulations and thanks to Moira,
28 September 2023 by

1.Forum of RI and MPJP School Authorities (and their school Principals and Boards) to be held Oct 16 2023 Key topics include the history of CORMSAA and the growth of Lay Leadership, Improving performance of schools, “where to from here” following the Voice referendum result, and Parental engagement as a
28 September 2023 by

This book comes from a some important leaders and theologians in Protestant for-purpose organisations.  It is helpful to compare and contrast the views from these authors to those of Catholic thinkers in the same space.  The lead author, Stephen Judd, was the long-term CEO of HammondCare and led their initiative
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