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From the CEO

I suspect that you are all at various stages of winding up the school term or possible already on a relaxing and refreshing break from having the students around. The news items below are a combination of updates from recent National Board discussion from its September Retreat and other items that may be of interest.

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Expressions of interest for National Coordinator

The National Board is calling for expressions of interest for a new position in the national leadership team. A National Coordinator is to be appointed initially at a .6 FTE from the beginning of 2014. The role will involve driving the various aspects of CEN’s operation and will cover many executive functions. The National coordinator will…

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New Schools Strategy Taskforce

A taskforce from the Board has been working on the Terms of Reference for a taskforce to investigate models of support for new and struggling schools. Seven aspects of investigation have been identified and local teams will shortly be established to begin…

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Bethel donation

Bethel Christian School at Tatura recently closed down. The affairs of the association have been finalised and at a recent ‘celebration’, where Michelle Dempsey (Victorian SEO) represented CEN, a cheque of $34000 was presented as a gift to…

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The Institute Consortium

There are a number of associations that have committed to the Institute Consortium for the following two years. This is greatly appreciated and these associations will be invoiced according to that commitment at the beginning of 2014. We thank them for their commitment to…

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ITEC15 Christian education conference

You would have been notified recently regarding the need to budget now for our 2015 International Conference on Christian education being held in Melbourne in 2015. Early-bird discounts will apply next year for this event. We ask that you…

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Principal appointments

In the last eNews we indicated that there were a number of Principal vacancies within our schools around the country. I am pleased to advise that two of those positions have been filled…

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CEN Executives Conference 2014

A Victorian committee has begun planning for our next Principals’ Conference to be held in Geelong. Detailed information will follow, but for now, please save the date…

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Points for prayer

Prayer for all of the above matters would be appreciated. The matters below concerning members of our family especially need your prayers…

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Call for papers/articles

The next edition of the Christian Teachers Journal will have a focus on professional development with Christian education. There is an opportunity here for folk to…

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