CEB Staff Newsletter #28 - 12 August 2022
DOBCEL Board Meeting in Horsham
The DOBCEL Board will be meeting on 15 August in Horsham. Following the meeting, school visits will occur of the surrounding areas including Murtoa, Ararat and Warracknabeal.
Catholic Education Ballarat - Staff Formation
Please Indicate Your Attendance Below
Please complete the form (also accessible by the link below) by Friday 12 August to ensure the necessary arrangements can be made.
Please speak with your Team Leader if you cannot attend, and submit the appropriate leave form in ELMO by Wednesday 17 August. Also please note, you are still required to complete the Form as to provide an accurate attendance number.
Thank you for your efforts in completing this form, as it goes a long way to helping colleagues organise this fantastic opportunity for everyone to take part in our Formation.
On the 29th & 30th September our Catholic Education Ballarat Formation is taking place, with Formation for Mission as the focus. This is taking place at beautiful Mt. Macedon at the Victorian Emergency Management Institute.
What is Formation for Mission? “Formation of Catholic Educational community members is Christ centred. It is an intentional, ongoing, and reflective process that focuses on growth.” (NCEC; A Framework for formation for Mission in Catholic Education p.9).
It is important that formation respects and protects the religious and spiritual integrity of each person, and acknowledges that our community will have a diverse range of religious and spiritual perspectives. This does not diminish our responsibility to form people in the Catholic identity that underpins our schools without expecting them to conform to a ‘Catholic’ perspective that is not their own. Good formation should progress our ability to ‘dialogue’ with one another.
These two days will be a way for us to explore Catholic culture and identity, and what is at the heart of all our work. This will be done by a combination of keynotes that are followed by workshops which participants will be able to choose.
Content for the professional learning that we will experience is Catholic Social Teaching and the implications for all our many and varied roles across the organisation. To find out a little more of what Catholic Social Teaching is, the following links may be helpful.
CST Tool Kit (designed for use in schools but gives a good overview of Catholic Social Teaching)
Announcement of Retirement - Sue Paulka.
Sue Paulka has conveyed her decision to retire at the end of the 2022 school year. Sue has been an amazing servant of Catholic education for 40 years, with 26 years of that service within the Diocese of Ballarat. She has worked faithfully to positively influence the lives of young people, families and colleagues in the spirit of the Gospel, and her professionalism and care are widely recognized and greatly valued.
Sue has worked as a Classroom Teacher, Specialist Teacher, Curriculum Leader, Deputy Principal, Principal, Education Officer, and for the past 3 years, Learning and Teaching Team Leader. Her contribution will be celebrated as the year progresses and recruitment will commence in the coming weeks.
We congratulate Sue on her decision, thank her for her significant commitment, and wish her well as her contribution is affirmed over the coming months.
Career Opportunities in the Diocesan Education Community
Catholic Education Office Vacancies.
- Manager: ICT and Cybersecurity – ongoing position at 1.0 FTE in the Ballarat Office (closes 15 August)
- Education Officer (Learning Diversity) – ongoing position at 0.5 FTE in the Horsham Office (closes 19 August)