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Developing our Leaders

I had a wonderful privilege 2 weeks ago to attend the annual CEN Developing Leaders Conference. I spent time with many enthusiastic, emerging, and existing, leaders who were completely immersed in a time of learning, growth, and reflection. We can be confident that God is preparing the leaders of Christian schools for tomorrow through avenues like the Developing Leaders Conference. The theme? Movers and Shapers; how very appropriate! Enjoy this newsletter with lots of ex citing news from the world of CEN.

Michelle eNews CEO

NEW Institute Director

We are pleased to announce the app ointment of Mr David Gray to the newly developed role of Director for the National Institute for Christian Education. David comes to us from Covenant Christian School in NSW as a well-regarded . . .

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NEW Academic Dean

Further to the app ointment of David Gray to the Director role, we are also delighted to announce the app ointment of Dr Beth Beech to the role of academic dean for the Institute. Beth will commence in this role at the beginning of next year . . .

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Michelle to Canada

Next month, Michelle will head to Canada to re-connect our organisation with some old CEN friends, including those from the So ciety of Christian Schools British Columbia (SCSBC) and from Christian Schools International. We are delighted that she is able to visit . . .

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S ave the Date

The CEN National Conference (and AGM) was a wonderful time of encouragement and inspiration this year. We are hoping that you can join us next year. We encourage you to s ave the proposed date now (20-21 May 2017). Why is this date not confirmed? Well, each year . . .

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New Venue

We are excited to announce that we have arranged for the 2017 National Conference (and AGM) to be held at a new location. As many of you would be aware, we were literally growing out of the Ibis at Eaglehawk and it was certainly getting a little ‘tired’. The 2017 conference will be held at . . .

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Audio of Recent Keynotes

The National Institute will often place the audio of CEN conference keynotes on its podcasting service. The following audio has recently been uploaded: . . .

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Recent Professional Development

July was another significant period this year for professional development and conferences for staff in our schools. Through state conferences and in-school training,1200 participants have engaged with National Institute certificate professional development. Training has been . . .

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Board Chairs’ Conference

Please s ave the date for this year’s Godly Governance (board chairs) conference which will again be held in Melbourne on the 10th – 12th November. This year’s theme is ‘Risky Business’ and will include expert speakers on . . .

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New Zealand Study Tour

Plans are well underway for this trip. Flights are bo oked, transport is sorted, and acc ommodation is being finalised. Thirteen people will be participating. Stay tuned for the report of this inaugural Study Tour.

Association Engagement Resources

Our Nurture magazine frequently publishes articles that have the aim of informing, inspiring, and inviting Christian parents to engage with your association. The CEN website has a page dedicated to these resources where . . .

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Resources on our eStore

CEN and the National Institute for Christian Education have a published a number of helpful resources that are available through our eStore. We just wanted to remind you of this facility and also let you know that we also feature a handful of additional resources/publications that believe . .

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Enrolments for Postgraduate Study

The second semester has now begun with re cord numbers of teachers engaging in postgraduate study with the National Institute for Christian Education. Have you participated in National Institute professional development? Found it inspiring? Energising? Is it time to . . .

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CEPA Update

As a res ult of an extensive review process, the Christian Educator’s Professional Association (CEPA) has recently undergone a number of changes, including the development of a new website. We also identified a number of goals to work towards for ensuring CEPA was meeting its vi sion . . .

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Gender and Sexuality Resource

Subscribers of the Christian Teachers Journal (a leading journal in Australia published by the National Institute for Christian Education) are about to receive the August edition. This edition is dedicated to the issues of . . .

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CTJ Journals Index

Did you know there is an online index for the past editions of the Christian Teachers Journal. Looking for a relevant article for doing professional development with your staff, curriculum ideas, or . . .

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Nurture contributions

We trust that you have been enjoying Nurture and that the families in your school have been encouraged by its content and inspiration to participate in the nurturing of their family with your school. You will have noticed that Nurture sometimes features . . .

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Political Advocacy

Christian Education National schools are members of the Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS) who represent us at the level of political advocacy. The monthly eNews from AACS is a highly informative resource for . . .

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Time to Re-order WELCOME Brochures

Do you have end of year events that might have prospective parents attending? Any parent information nights or or open days? The Welcome to Christian Edu cation Brochure is a wonderful addition to any information or promotional material that you might give out. Many schools are . . .

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Christian Schools Vacancies

Don’t forget to check out the j ob vacancies listed on the CEN website. There are plenty of teaching and leadership opp ortunities in schools from the NT to down in Tassie.