I am delighted to provide an update on a number of matters including staffing and developments at both campuses (Cardijn and Marcellin).
Cardijn College/Marcellin Technical have embarked on a new Strategic Directions Project which will culminate in our new Strategic Plan 2019 – 2025. This Plan encompasses the intended growth of our College community, to embrace more technology, and expand our learning spaces as we welcome our first intake of Year 7 students in 2019.
I am delighted to report on the outstanding results of the Class of 2017.
Dr Paul Rijken, Principal of Cardijn College and Marcellin Technical College, has been officially recognised for his dedication to education and professional learning in the 2017 John Laing Awards for Professional Development, managed by Principals Australia Institute.
Welcome to Term 4 and the unseasonal warm temperatures for October.
During the school holidays, my wife Debra and I travelled to New Zealand and visited the South Island. It coincided with a conference which I attended in Queenstown.
The conference provided some outstanding international speakers including Dame Jenny Shipley, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Steve Munby, former Director of Education in North-East England; Dr Tony Fernando, a consultant psychiatrist and sleep specialist and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
There were many lessons from this conference and what I remember most is the importance of health and well-being as we are challenged by the fast pace of life and the importance of understanding sleep and that the international data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) requires us to look more deeply into the results for Australia.
Read more on the Principal's Blog.