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From the CEO

Welcome to a new year as we partner together in taking the gospel seriously in the business of education. I trust all our schools have had a good start–that new students are experiencing the joy of being in a Christian learning community and that new staff are excited about rethinking their work in the light of the gospel. Shortly I will be asking schools to provide the names and emails of new staff so I can welcome them to the Christian Education National family. ITEC15 is going to be huge. We are excited about coming together for this event–welcoming our international guests; enjoying Melbourne and being encouraged to faithfully engage God’s world with the truth of God’s word.

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Impact of Cyclones

The NT and Qld cyclones were of great concern last week and in particular, 3 of our NT schools were under direct threat in the path of the…

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New School Joins CEN

The board are delighted to welcome Newstead Christian School from Launceston, Tasmania into the CEN community. Newstead is a small school located on the …

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News from the National Board

The board met in Melbourne for 2 days of meetings on the 13th & 14th February. During this time, they were able to affirm the theme for our AGM and National Conference which is …

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We Pray for Your School

This month the National office staff and State Executive Officers are praying for the following schools …

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ITEC15 Update

We are very excited to have over 1100 registrations for ITEC! The National and local teams are very busy refining the program and ensuring that…

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Sponsorship for ITEC15

We have had a couple of requests for sponsorship from International delegates particularly from Africa, Asia and our neighbouring…..

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ITEC15 Speakers Video Resource

Last year we sent a DVD resource to principals that highlighted the keynote speakers of ITEC15 and provided staff meeting reflection activities. Have you seen this? You might like to ask your principal about borrowing it.

ITEC15 Student Art Needed

Just a reminder that the local committee for ITEC are keen to receive submissions of art work from students and teacher for the conference. It is hoped that the students and teachers would …

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Is it Time to do Governance Training?

CEN offers fine Governance Training for boards and Principals. You may be interested to know that NSW school boards are now required to do accredited board training as part of …

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Nurture – Update From Editor

My first year as editor of Nurture is done and dusted and what a year!! It’s been a privilege to meet so many of you over the past year and to hear your stories. Contributions for our schools always inspire and encourage me. Have you got …

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Please Send Us Your Newsletters

We are keen for your school to include CEN in the distribution of your school newsletter. Could you please add newsletters@cen.edu.au. Thank you.

Welcome to New Principals

Welcome to the new Principals who have taken on the challenge to serve in our schools. We welcome the following principals to …

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AACS Annual General Meeting

Just a reminder that the AACS AGM follows the CEN AGM and National Conference. This will be held at the Hyatt in Canberra (same as The National Policy Forum) on Sunday 24th May at 5pm.

Calendars and Cards – Gawa

I am sure many of you will be familiar with the calendar and cards that Gawa Christian School produce each year. They contain beautiful photos and are a wonderful funds and profile raising venture for this wonderful little school…

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Christian Schools in England

Please pray for Christian schools in England where government regulation (in reaction to religious radicalisation and in affirmation of particular lifestyles) could see the closure of schools seeking to be faithful to the gospel. I (Ken) personally know …

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TeachBeyond

Dr Geoff Beech is now working for TeachBeyond in resource development (higher education) for Australasia/Oceania. This also involves being a part of their Teacher Education Services. TeachBeyond facilitates education missionaries (400+ in 30+ countries) …

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New Hope International

New Hope International has advised that they will be holding a Christian Schools Service Learning Expo at Pacific Hills Christian School (Sydney) in November (20-21) preceded by various forums around the country on ‘service learning’ …

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Special Offer From Colin Buchanan

Colin’s children have all gone to a Christian Education National school and he has been involved with the governance of the school for a number of years. He is making this offer available to CEN …

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