News

November News
November News
Monday, 7 November 2016
It is difficult to believe it is November and that we are on the home stretch towards the end of the school year. It has been encouraging to see lots of new posts appearing on the forums and people engaging with CEPA materials despite this busyness of Term 4. Thank you to all of you for your contributions to the association.
 
CEPA Online Professional Development Launch
CEPA Online Professional Development Launch
Monday, 17 October 2016
This week marks the launch of CEPA's first online professional development course. This course is accessible to all CEPA members and contibutes to two hours of professional development. It is also fully accredited with BOSTES and TQI for educators in NSW and ACT.
 
September Update
September Update
Monday, 19 September 2016
With the term break drawing close, there will be no news or blog posts uploaded to CEPA over the next three weeks. Blog posts and news, along with the new professional learning course, will resume in mid-October.
 
New CEPA video available
New CEPA video available
Monday, 12 September 2016
A new CEPA video has just been made available. This talk is about 30 minutes in length and was presented by Rod Thompson at the 2016 NT Christian Schools 'Over the Top' conference. 
 
Online professional learning update
Online professional learning update
Monday, 29 August 2016
As many of you will know, we are developing some online learning courses to be made available through CEPA that are designed to support Christian educators in wrestling with what it means to shape education from a biblical worldview. We will be releasing our first professional learning course on Monday, 17th October. Read the full post for more information.

 
August News
August News
Monday, 15 August 2016
Thank you to all those teachers who have been kindly sharing resources and ideas on CEPA lately. It has been encouraging to see people's boldness in contributing to the wider community of Christian educators. There are just a few updates and reminders for this fortnight.

 
Mathematics focus month
Mathematics focus month
Monday, 1 August 2016
Today is the first day of August, which means this is also the beginning of our Mathematics focus month. Throughout the month of August, we will be uploading and sharing Mathematics resources for you to use. These resources are from teachers who are wrestling with the challenges of teaching Mathematics faithfully in the light of God's word.

 
Conferences and Collaboration
Conferences and Collaboration
Monday, 25 July 2016
Over the last few weeks, many of us have been engaged in conferences within our states/territories engaging with fellow educators passionate about revealing the glory of God's kingdom through education. I am always struck by the blessing of being able to unite with other Christian educators at such events.

 
Rest and Rejuvenation
Rest and Rejuvenation
Monday, 4 July 2016
With school holidays now taking place in most States and Territories (sorry South Australia, you'll get there!), we would like to wish you a restful and rejuvenating holiday break. 

 
Renewing Subscriptions and other News
Renewing Subscriptions and other News
Monday, 27 June 2016
We are entering a time of the year where many members have subscriptions expiring and are ready for renewal. Unfortunately, some of the automated emails that have been sent out have not been giving very clear instructions for renewing subscriptions. This has been ammended now and we have sent out clarification emails where possible.

 
Using CEPA in your School
Using CEPA in your School
Monday, 13 June 2016
We have come to the realisation that CEPA is most useful for Christian educators when it forms a natural part of what happens within a school. Many of the tools provided by CEPA are designed with the possibility of supplementing what happens within staff meeting and professional development time.

 
Subject Focus Month - English
Subject Focus Month - English
Monday, 6 June 2016
Today marks the beginning of what we are calling CEPA's very first, 'subject focus month'. When we reviewed CEPA last year, one of our goals was to build up the existing resources on CEPA and ensure fresh resources are being uploaded.
CEPA Roadmap
CEPA Roadmap
Monday, 30 May 2016
The launch of the new website was an important step for CEPA. The website provides a strong core for us to build upon in to the future. However, CEPA is not just a website. It is an Association and the core of an Association is not technology, but people. CEPA's focus is in providing the tools that enable resource-sharing, networking, and the professional growth of its members. The website was but a step in this journey.
A Walk through the new website - Forums
A Walk through the new website - Forums
Monday, 23 May 2016
Over the coming weeks, I intend to upload a number of news posts outlining some of the new features of the website and walking you through how they work and why particular decisions were made. Hopefully this will be of assistance in using the website, while also helping you to understand the direction we are aiming towards with CEPA.
Welcome to the New CEPA website!
Welcome to the New CEPA website!
Monday, 16 May 2016
The website is part of the outcome of a review that took place last year and many months of work. Our prayer is that this new website enhances the experience for members engaging with the Association and provides the potential for new initiatives and support for Christian educators.