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Catholic Education Week 2016

Opening Doors of Mercy

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education week runs from Sunday, May 1, to Friday, May 6, 2016.
The theme for this year is Opening Doors of Mercy.

A special message from CPCO Executive Director Paul Lacalamita:

“Catholic Education Week affords the Catholic School Principal/Vice-Principal a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the sacred privileges and responsibilities of leadership in a faith community.

“As leaders in Catholic education, humility, openness, compassion, trust in others and a deep sense of service and dedication are but a few of the personal qualities we are called to model. As the gospel of Luke says: ‘The greatest among you should be like the youngest and the one who rules, like the one who serves.’

“Our call as Catholic leaders compels us to spend our time ensuring that the community of learners and practitioners entrusted in our care is rooted in Jesus Christ.”

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CPCO Conference Breakout Sessions 2016


This year, CPCO Conference will be offering several Breakout Sessions. Seasoned professionals will lead each session as they share personal and professional experiences on the following topics:

Navigating the 21st century world of media and politics

Breakout Sessions








Speakers: Carole Allen, Peter Landry, David Sieger

Details: This session will help to reflect on the current political and media environment in Ontario, particularly around protecting and supporting Catholic education. You will learn strategies that will build and reinforce support for Catholic schools, share in the expertise offered by FACE, and take away critical and practical information to support servant leadership as a Catholic Principal or Vice-Principal.


Andy Hargreaves

Meet CPCO Conference 2016 keynote speaker,
Andy Hargreaves

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair at the Lynch School of Education and professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where he received the 2015 Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. Previously, he was the co-founder and director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Andy has authored or edited over 30 books, several of which have won outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. One of these, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Michael Fullan), has received three prizes including the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education for 2015.


AMR – February 2016


Highlights from CPCO’s February 2016 AMR

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Photography by Bahar Pourpezeshk (Edge Imaging)

CPCO recently held its last Assembly of Member Representatives (AMR) meeting before the conference & AGM in April.

The agenda was packed with insightful and informative presentations from the CPCO team along with engaging group activities and brainstorming, making for a productive and enjoyable meeting for all who attended.