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Institute Director Report

The recent CEN National Conference and AGM in Canberra was an excellent time of learning, reflecting, celebrating, and looking forward to what our Lord is going to achieve in Christian education in the years to come. With such a rich history to our network of schools, it is critical to always be reminded as to why CEN schools have such a distinct approach to educating the children that God has placed under our care.

On a personal note, I was greatly encouraged at my inaugural National Conference by the many conversations that stemmed from Darren’s keynote address for our schools to remain ‘on purpose’ at all times. With many of our schools entering into that period of generational change, the message from Darren was both timely and appropriate. If you missed it, can I encourage you to check out Darren’s talk on the National Institutes podcast page: http://www.podcasts.nice.edu.au/

The National Institute will continue to play a significant role in supporting you, our CEN schools, in your pursuit of quality education from within a biblical frame. Currently, we are busy working through a wide range of new initiatives and projects, and we look forward to sharing more detail over the coming months.

I would like to personally thank the many schools who continue to financially support the National Institute via the annual Consortium Fund. This support is critical to the ongoing improvement and development of the National Institute. It enables us to strategically plan towards an even more robust and forward thinking Institute, for the betterment of CEN teachers right around the country.

We are very excited to be providing ‘Kickstarter’ postgraduate units at a number of state conferences throughout July to further assist CEN teachers with their study. Having Dr Rod Thompson take some of our NSW teachers through EDE501 Worldview in Education is a real treat.

In closing, I am very much looking forward to visiting each state throughout the back end of 2017 and learning more about each school community. Thank you again for your kind welcome and regular encouragement. It is very much appreciated.

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