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    Student Awards 

    DLTV Educator of the Year

    Celia Coffa – teacher at St Luke the Evangelist School, Blackburn South, and an ICON Coach for Catholic Education Melbourne – received the 2015 Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) Educator of the Year Award. Celia has been a driving force in the uptake of technology at her own school and other Catholic schools through her role as ICON coach.

    Australia Day Honour

    Dr Wendy Cahill received the award of Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to education, to professional standards development and to improved outcomes for students. Dr Cahill was Principal at St Thomas More’s School, Hadfield, in the 1970s and worked with the Catholic Education Office Melbourne in various capacities during the 1980s, including Deputy Chair, Primary Schools. She was Principal at Sacré Coeur, Glen Iris, during the period 1994–98 and is now Director of Cahill Education (Consulting Group).

    Master in School Leadership (Numeracy) Graduand Celebration


    On Wednesday 15 April 2015, a celebration was held at the Catholic Leadership Centre acknowledging the achievements of a second cohort of Catholic teachers to qualify for the award of Master in School Leadership (Numeracy).

    School principals, staff from Catholic Education Melbourne and Monash University, and the 23 graduands attended the celebration. Professor Peter Sullivan, Director of the Master in School Leadership (Numeracy) course at Monash University, spoke of the unique challenges involved in leading improvement in mathematics teaching in schools. He acknowledged Catholic Education Melbourne’s significant commitment to teachers, which he labelled the system’s most valuable asset. He emphasised the very high quality of the work produced by the graduands, and indicated he was seeking to publish their projects.

    Susan Millard, Mathematics Leader at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Tarneit; and Lucy Russell from De La Salle College, Malvern, replied on behalf of the graduands. They spoke of the value of collaborating with peers, in particular the opportunity to work across primary and secondary levels, and the learning journey they had embarked on with their colleagues. Both graduands spoke of the impact of the course on their energy and passion for teaching, and emphasised that the most important aspect of their study had been the positive impact on the teaching and learning of mathematics within their school communities. Their firm belief was this would ultimately lead to improved outcomes for the young people in their care.

    The graduands were presented with a gift to mark the occasion and at the conclusion of the ceremony shared a celebratory afternoon tea with those present.

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