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Catholic educators gather in Adelaide


The largest ever gathering of Catholic educators in South Australia will take over the Adelaide Entertainment Centre today.

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More than 5000 teachers, school and parish leaders, priests, school administrators and Catholic Education Office staff will attend the Live Learn Lead Together conference, which will focus on the needs of young people in an evolving, globally-focused and digital world.

The conference comes on the eve of the new school year for the State’s 103 Catholic schools.

It’s a year of significant change with many of the State’s Catholic secondary schools teaching Year 7 for the first time. A number of Catholic primary schools will also begin offering mid year student intakes in 2019.

“This conference will be an historic event for all those who participate in the life and mission of the Church and our schools,” said CESA’s director Dr Neil McGoran.

“It is the first time we have organised something of this size and with such a broad agenda. We will explore a range of topics related to education and the opportunities and challenges we all face in today’s world.

“We want to explore the essence of a Catholic education and what we mean when we say that it integrates faith, life, learning and culture.”

Catholic Education SA has about 46,000 students and 6000 staff.


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