Commending the Staff of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Ballarat
Wednesday 25 March, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Ballarat are to be commended for their outstanding leadership and management of the rapidly developing situation.
“I join with Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino, in acknowledging the outstanding work of school staffs at this time,” says Audrey Brown, Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Ballarat.
“We are very grateful for the thoughtful and considered leadership shown by principals and school leaders as they respond with agility to the rapidly changing context caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Their leadership is vital to us in the midst of so much uncertainty.
“I am very grateful for the professionalism and deep commitment of teachers and other staff as they seek to ensure the continuity of learning for students in a safe and supportive school environment. Their heroic work keeps our children and young people connected and secure when they most need the familiar.
“I commend principals, teachers and staff for their important contribution to our students, families and community and for their part in allowing our country to respond strategically during this crisis,” says Ms Brown.
The Diocese of Ballarat stretches from the Murray River to the Southern Ocean, with 64 primary and secondary schools servicing 18,000 students in small rural settings through to large regional centres.