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Dear <<First Name>>,

This bulletin is provided by CEnet to inform and support member dioceses.

In this edition, a new record for Internet usage and how student reading has made the member eBook consortium number 1 in the world for the second year.

We hope you find the information of interest and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
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New Internet Usage Peak in June

A new record for peak internet traffic into CEnet's network has been recorded as schools across the membership transition back to face to face learning.

On Thursday June 11 a peak of 37.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of incoming internet data was recorded on CEnet's border network. This exceeded the previous peak of 36.1 Gbps recorded in August 2019. Continued high demand exceeding pre-COVID levels has also been observed over recent weeks, with a notable increase in traffic sourced from Google.
Graph - Total Internet Incoming Data - 11/6/2020
Total Internet Incoming Data - 11 June 2020
CEnet’s Infrastructure Team places a continual focus on traffic management strategies designed to reduce internet connectivity costs to the membership. A key focus has been to establish and maximise the use of Private Network Interconnects (PNIs) that allow the exchange of traffic, at no cost, with major content providers such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Content caches are also installed in CEnet's data centre from Google and Akamai to further reduce external internet demand. 

The outcome has been a significant shift of traffic away from high-cost direct internet links to CEnet's inexpensive private network, peering and cache sources. 89% of all internet traffic is now sourced from free/low cost links, delivering internet connectivity savings to the membership in excess of $2m annually.
Graph - Incoming Data 11 June 2020
ACEN Member eBook Consortium Number 1 in the World

For two years in a row the ACEN CEnet Member Overdrive consortium is #1 in Overdrive's global 'Sweet Reads' initiative, with this year to date, an impressive 14,545 in checkouts.

Sora Sweet Reads is OverDrive’s Global reading program. The program began in 2014 as a summer resource for schools in the United States and Canada to help combat the summer slide. It has evolved over the years to include global school partners. With this expansion and a nod to school partners in the southern hemisphere, Overdrive eliminated “summer” in the program name.
 
This year’s program – which runs through July 31 – offers up to 20 free and simultaneous use juvenile and young adult ebooks (and select audiobooks) along with free, complementary promotional materials, including student worksheets, social media graphics, a staff memo and a letter to parents. With most schools making the transition to remote learning this year, the program date moved forward from the traditional June start to help support changing curriculum and students adapting to home classrooms.

In addition to remote learning support there are plenty of titles that offer fun reading. With titles like Big Nate from the Top, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Ms. Marvel (available now!), and more, there are a lot of stories to get lost in!

With over a month until the program concludes there is time to keep promoting Sora Sweet Reads to students to maintain the top place!
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Lismore Diocese online safety eBook for parents
Lismore Diocese Online Safety Resources

The Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Lismore has produced three Apple ebooks on Online Safety. The ebooks put a Catholic lens on current online safety messages and aim to provide useful information and resources for educators and parents to share with their student/child.
Lismore Diocese online safety eBook for primary school teachers

These books provide information and video resources with a focus on positive behaviour and values, not technologies and are available for download at no cost to any Apple device.
Lismore Diocese online safety eBook for secondary school teachers
To download your copies, click on the book images, or click the links above.
Sustaining a Beneficial Workplace Culture

CEnet is very aware of the value that a great workplace culture can deliver to member dioceses and has worked with Veretis Performance Psychology for over 6 years to support the aim of helping our staff perform at their best.

Veretis develops and executes leadership and culture workshops for organisations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and has grown to provide  support and performance coaching to over 180,000 people across Australia. 

Extensive work has been undertaken with the leadership team to grow and maintain the internationally awarded workplace culture of CEnet. This work combines both proven leadership / organisation culture frameworks and strategies with the input and experience of employees to produce a culture which is unique and effective to CEnet.
 
In addition to leadership enhancement, staff have been supported to help them perform at their best when the pressure is on and when it matters most. During COVID-19 Veretis has facilitated fortnightly workshops with staff to develop proactive strategies to not just survive the challenges we are facing during this time but to thrive and grow.

If you are interested in finding out more about CEnet's work with Veretis, contact Chris Burrows, CEnet's Manager: People and Culture.
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