New South Wales and ACT

Kathy Pereira
Kathy Pereira
NSW and ACT State Executive Officer
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02 4773 5800
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02 4773 5801
PO Box 1892
Penrith, NSW 2751

Who we are

Christian Education National is a network of 14 member associations and 16 schools in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory who actively support one another in the provision of biblically-based Christian education. CEN NSW/ACT work together to support and encourage our members by providing services to assist schools to be Christ-centred educational communities. We are deeply committed to seeing the young people of NSW/ACT educated in an holistic manner in which faith and culture are rigorously engaged. Our network touches more than 6000 students in Australia as we engage thoughtfully in quality education.

We love what we do and especially enjoy seeing our schools cover such a wide range of sizes, socio-economic demographics, urban and regional communities and serving a diverse range of students, families, and communities. Our schools are renowned for their pastoral care and attention to the whole person as well as their commitment to a high standard of teaching and learning.

CEN NSW/ACT specialises in providing this from within a uniquely Christian context and offers the following services:

 

1 Governance – training and support for school executive and boards

2 Compliance – providing up to date information and liaison with the NSW Board of Studies and other educational authorities

3 Professional development and training – state and national conferences; equipping boards and staff; professional learning workshops and resources; networking

4 Industrial relations – advice and support as well as access to the Christian Schools Staff Relations Service

5 Policy development – providing access to compliant policies, advice, and sharing of school documentation

6 Legal accountability – access to legal advice through Prolegis Lawyers

7 Pastoral support – our State Executive Officer, Kathy Pereira, visits schools and is in regular contact, listening to school stories, responding to the needs and current issues

8 Online distance Christian education for senior students through iCEN

 

Ultimately, the vision and mission of CEN NSW/ACT is to:

“Build up all our school communities so that they can fulfil their God-given purpose of providing education that takes all of the Bible into all of life. We do this by providing training, mentoring, networking, advocacy, and fellowship with and on behalf of our member associations within CEN.”

 

Kathy introduces herself

 

Resources

We are planning to offer current policy documents here. These will be documents either from NSW schools that have recently passed inspection or policy templates developed by legal consultants. 

Child Protection Manual developed by Prolegis 

Annual Report Policy NSW developed by Covenant Christian School 

Discipline Policy developed by Covenant Christian School 

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Upcoming events 

Click here for all upcoming events in ACT 

Click here for all upcoming events in NSW

 

NSW State Council

The NSW and ACT council consists of:

 Anne Baker (Chairperson)

 Geoff Brisby

 Melissa Brown

 Glenn McCarthy

 Dr Kenneth Meyer

 

 

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Featured

  • Transformation by Design
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  • God's Story Resource
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  • National Institute for Christian Education
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  • Christian Educators' Professional Association
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  • Certificate of Christian Education
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  • Professional Development
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  • Which story are you teaching?
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Journals

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