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Leadership Opportunity - Diocese of Armidale, New South Wales.

Published on: 27 May 2022

Staff News

Matt Grace

We are delighted to have welcomed Matt to the position of SIMON Support Analyst.  Matt comes to us from recent Support and IT Officer positions with PBSA Internet Marketing Services in Bakery Hill and YMCA Ballarat.

Shraddha Khatiwada

Shraddha will commence next week as a Web Developer within SIMON.  Shraddha completed her Master of Technology at Federation University last year and has worked as a Web Software Developer with Phoenix Solutions in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Judi McDonald

Judi commenced as a Cleaner in our Horsham Office this week.

Emily Delves

Emily Delves has commenced as a casual within our payroll team and comes via a recruitment agency for this project work. 

Published on: 27 May 2022

Opportunity to meet with and hear from Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM

Catholic Education Ballarat is excited to offer the opportunity to meet with and hear from Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM during National Reconciliation Week.

This event is to be held at the St Patrick's College Pavillion on Wednesday 1st of June.

Please view the flyer below for more information, and reserve your place via this link.

Published on: 27 May 2022

Catholic Education Update

Enhancing Catholic School Identity Professional Learning.

The Enhancing Catholic School Identity (ECSI) Intensive program will introduce participants to current research and learning for ECSI across the categories of Scripture, Mission, Virtue Ethics and Recontextualisation.

It will run every Tuesday for 4 weeks commencing 31 May.  Please click here to view the flyer for more information and here to register for the course.

Please email Gina Bernasconi for more information.

Published on: 27 May 2022

Opportunity to meet with and hear from Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM

Catholic Education Ballarat is excited to offer the opportunity to meet with and hear from Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM during National Reconciliation Week.

This event is to be held at the St Patrick's College Pavillion on Wednesday 1st of June.

Please view the flyer below for more information, and reserve your place via this link.

Published on: 20 May 2022

Thank You - Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea

It was wonderful to share morning tea in the Ballarat Office in recognition of the Australian Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join in support of people all around the country affected by cancer, as well as their friends, family and loved ones. 

Thank you to those who baked, set up, showed up and cleaned up – it's great to be a part of such a caring workplace community.

Thank you for putting your hand up to raise life-changing funds for all people impacted by cancer. Your donations help to make a difference.

Published on: 20 May 2022

Catholic Education Update

Enhancing Catholic School Identity Professional Learning.

The Enhancing Catholic School Identity (ECSI) Intensive program will introduce participants to current research and learning for ECSI across the categories of Scripture, Mission, Virtue Ethics and Recontextualisation.

It will run every Tuesday for 4 weeks commencing 31 May.  Please click here to view the flyer for more information and here to register for the course.

Please email Gina Bernasconi for more information.

Published on: 20 May 2022

Staff Prayer

All are most welcome to join staff prayer, taking place on Friday morning 27th May, at 8.30am. Please join using the following Zoom link.



New Time! Moving from Monday to Friday.

From the week commencing, Monday 23rd May staff prayer will no longer take place on Monday mornings. Mondays were suitable for the last couple of years when many people were working from home and school visits were limited. Now, many people are travelling on Monday mornings, or engaged in tasks that are scheduled to take place at 8.30am.

Staff prayer will begin to be trialed on Friday mornings at 8.30am beginning Friday 27th May.

Published on: 20 May 2022

Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea - 16 May 2022

Many of us have been touched by cancer in some way. In recognition of this personal impact, Ange Jones is hosting a morning tea to coincide with the Cancer Council’s annual Australia’s Biggest Morning tea on Monday 16 May 2022, at 10.00am in the staff room at 200 Gillies St.   

Please join Ange’s Biggest Morning Tea event and enjoy some hospitality and a chat. If you’d like to donate online to support those impacted by cancer, your support is appreciated. A special thanks to those who have already donated online. 

Together, we can help Cancer Council raise much needed funds that go towards vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs, and advocacy.

Published on: 13 May 2022

Catholic Education Update

Enhancing Catholic School Identity Professional Learning.

The Enhancing Catholic School Identity (ECSI) Intensive program will introduce participants to current research and learning for ECSI across the categories of Scripture, Mission, Virtue Ethics and Recontextualisation.

It will run every Tuesday for 4 weeks commencing 31 May.  Please click here to view the flyer for more information and here to register for the course.

Please email Gina Bernasconi for more information.

Published on: 13 May 2022

Staff Prayer

All are most welcome to join staff prayer, taking place on Monday morning 16th May, at 8.30am. Please join using the following Zoom link.



New Time! Moving from Monday to Friday.

From the week commencing, Monday 23rd May staff prayer will no longer take place on Monday mornings. Mondays were suitable for the last couple of years when many people were working from home and school visits were limited. Now, many people are travelling on Monday mornings, or engaged in tasks that are scheduled to take place at 8.30am.

Staff prayer will begin to be trialed on Friday mornings at 8.30am beginning Friday 27th May.

Published on: 13 May 2022

Central Zone Primary Principals Gathering

Today, Executive Director Tom Sexton and Education Consultant for the Central Zone Jo-Anne Bond welcomed the Primary Principals of the Central Zone for both a gathering and tour of the Catholic Education Office at 200 Gillies Street.

With the challenges inherent with meeting in person for the past several years, the opportunity to gather with fellow peers is a most welcome one.

Published on: 06 May 2022

Catholic Education Update

Enhancing Catholic School Identity Professional Learning.

The Enhancing Catholic School Identity (ECSI) Intensive program will introduce participants to current research and learning for ECSI across the categories of Scripture, Mission, Virtue Ethics and Recontextualisation.

It will run every Tuesday for 4 weeks commencing 31 May.  Please click here to view the flyer for more information and here to register for the course.

Please email Gina Bernasconi for more information.

Published on: 06 May 2022

Staff Prayer

Staff prayer will be taking place on Monday 9th May at 8.30am. All are most welcome to attend. Please join via this Zoom Meet link, which will also be on the SIMON homepage on Monday morning.

Published on: 06 May 2022

People & Development Update

Public Holidays – second half of 2022.

Queen’s Birthday. 

Monday 13 June 2022 is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday celebrated for most states.  A leave form is not required, this is a statewide public holiday.  

Grand Final Friday. 

Friday 23 September 2022 is a public holiday in Victoria, starting a long weekend that includes the AFL grand final. A leave form is not required, this is a statewide public holiday. 

Cup or Show Day.

Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless an alternate local holiday has been nominated by a regional centre’s Local Government Authority (LGA). CEB staff can take Melbourne Cup Day as a public holiday, or the alternate day nominated by the Local Government Authority (LGA) in their regional centre.  

A leave form is not required. However, you should inform your team leader of the public holiday day you intend to take.

Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea - 16 May 2022.

Many of us have been touched by cancer in some way. In recognition of this personal impact, Ange Jones is hosting a morning tea to coincide with the Cancer Council’s annual Australia’s Biggest Morning tea on Monday 16 May 2022, at 10.00am in the staff room at 200 Gillies St.  

Please join Ange’s Biggest Morning Tea event or donate online to support those impacted by cancer. Together, we can help Cancer Council raise much needed funds that go towards vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs, and advocacy.

Published on: 06 May 2022

Diocesan Leadership Celebration Mass and Dinner 2022

A reminder for all our CEB staff members to RSVP for the Diocesan Leadership Celebration and Mass and Dinner being held on Friday 27 May, 2022.

RSVP: including dietary requirements by Friday, 29 April 2022 via this link:   

Enquiries: dstabek@ceob.edu.au or phone 4344 4350 - Ext 190

Published on: 29 Apr 2022

Catholic Education Update

Enhancing Catholic School Identity Professional Learning.

The Enhancing Catholic School Identity (ECSI) Intensive program will introduce participants to current research and learning for ECSI across the categories of Scripture, Mission, Virtue Ethics and Recontextualisation.

It will run every Tuesday for 4 weeks commencing 31 May.  Please click here to view the flyer for more information and here to register for the course.

Please email Gina Bernasconi for more information.

Published on: 29 Apr 2022

Staff Prayer

Staff prayer will be taking place on Monday 2nd May at 8.30am. All are most welcome to attend. Please join via this Google Meet link, which will also be on the SIMON homepage on Monday morning.

Published on: 29 Apr 2022

Emergency Appeal for Ukraine

Please consider contributing to the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Emergency Appeal for Ukraine. You can choose to donate via www.aidtochurch.org/ukraine to assist with aid where the fighting has been most serious and part that are dealing with an influx of refugees.

Prayer for Ukraine.

O Lord our God, look down with mercy on the Ukrainian people. Protect and save them from the unjust aggressors who seek to subdue them. Grant them steadfast trust in your mercy and protection.

O Mother of God, who gave us your miraculous icon at Zarvanytsia, intercede for the Ukrainian people, who run to the shelter of your mercy in their times of need.

O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Grant peace and protection to the people of Ukraine. Give them strength and courage to defend what is good, right and holy. Keep them safe from harm and provide for all their needs, both temporal and spiritual.

Hear our prayers, O Lord, and deliver us from distress, for You are merciful and compassionate and love mankind. To You we give glory: the Father, the Son, and the holy Spirit, now and forever and ever.

Amen.

Published on: 29 Apr 2022

People & Development Update

Public Holidays – second half of 2022.

Queen’s Birthday. 

Monday 13 June 2022 is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday celebrated for most states.  A leave form is not required, this is a statewide public holiday.  

Grand Final Friday. 

Friday 23 September 2022 is a public holiday in Victoria, starting a long weekend that includes the AFL grand final. A leave form is not required, this is a statewide public holiday. 

Cup or Show Day.

Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless an alternate local holiday has been nominated by a regional centre’s Local Government Authority (LGA). CEB staff can take Melbourne Cup Day as a public holiday, or the alternate day nominated by the Local Government Authority (LGA) in their regional centre.  

A leave form is not required. However, you should inform your team leader of the public holiday day you intend to take.

Flu Vaccination - No Onsite Clinic This Year.

CEB offers support to the staff of the Catholic Education office to receive an annual flu vaccination as an aspect of our staff wellbeing program.

As in past years, staff may claim a reimbursement for the cost of a flu vaccination up to $25 received via a pharmacy or local vaccination clinic. Note that consultation fees, as may be charged to attend a GP or medical facility, cannot be claimed for reimbursement.  

To claim reimbursement, staff should complete the Expense Claim Form and submit it to Human Resources via Debbie Stabek dstabek@dobcel.catholic.edu.au. You must attach an itemised receipt with your claim.

Open Plan Office Etiquette – Gillies St Ballarat.

Working in an open plan office presents wonderful opportunities for connections and a sense of space.  At the same time, it may present changes that take some effort and time to adapt to.

In collaboration with team leaders, a summary document has been drafted to assist us together to create a respectful workplace. Please review the open plan office etiquette and continue to support a healthy and positive workplace.

Should you have further questions or comments we invite you to speak with your team leader.

Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea - 16 May 2022.

Many of us have been touched by cancer in some way. In recognition of this personal impact, Ange Jones is hosting a morning tea to coincide with the Cancer Council’s annual Australia’s Biggest Morning tea on Monday 16 May 2022, at 10.00am in the staff room at 200 Gillies St.  

Please join Ange’s Biggest Morning Tea event or donate online to support those impacted by cancer. Together, we can help Cancer Council raise much needed funds that go towards vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs, and advocacy.

Published on: 29 Apr 2022