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Dear <<First Name>>,

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

In this edition, CEnet committee update, students exploring their creativity in mathematics, benefiting from scale and meeting local needs, and CEnet migrates to Zoom Phone. 

We hope you find the information of interest and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
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CEnet Committee Update

CEnet has a comprehensive committee and working/project group structure in place to provide opportunity for the diverse needs and ideas of member dioceses to inform activities undertaken on behalf of the CEnet membership.

The CEnet Board is supported by three CEnet Board Committees –  the CEnet Steering Committee, CEnet Audit & Risk Management Committee, and CEnet Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

The CEnet Steering Committee has four standing committees which are informed by a number of working / project groups. This structure draws on and integrates the expertise and contribution of the CEnet membership.
A number of new members have recently been appointed to the CEnet Steering Committee and standing committees, following a membership-wide call for nominations. The current membership of CEnet Board Committees and standing committees is:
  • CEnet Remuneration and Nomination Committee
    • Continuing Members
      • Leesa Jeffcoat - Rockhampton (Chair)
        William Dixon - Cairns
        Ross Fox - Canberra-Goulburn
         
  • CEnet Audit and Risk Management Committee
    • Continuing Members
      • William Dixon - Cairns (Chair)
      • Glenn McLachlan - Sydney
         
  • CEnet Steering Committee:
    • New Members
      • Andrew Burgess - Lismore
      • Robyn Finch - Rockhampton
      • Gavin Hayes - Parramatta
      • Milton Scott - Sydney
    • Continuing Members
      • Br Tony Whelan - Independent (Chair)
      • Anne-Maree Creenaune - Wollongong
      • Jacqui Francis - Townsville (Board Delegate)
      • Liam Garvey - Independent
      • Alan Ibbett - Wollongong
      • Ross Jacobs - Broken Bay
         
  • CEnet Education Services Standing Committee
    • New Members
      • Jason Ranieri - Sydney
      • Vickie Vance - Bathurst
    • Continuing Members
      • Andrew Burgess - Lismore (Chair)
      • David Emery - Wollongong
      • Robyn Finch - Rockhampton
      • Joseph Pearson - Hobart
         
  • CEnet Corporate Services Standing Committee
    • New Members
      • Astrid Goss - Hobart
      • Richard McManus - Sydney
      • Brian van Vlimmeren - Cairns
    • Continuing Members
      • Allan Ibbett - Wollongong (Chair)
      • Ross Jacobs - Broken Bay
      • Steven Shaw - Maitland-Newcastle
      • Chris Watts - Townsville
         
  • CEnet Business Applications Committee
    • New Members
      • Greg Basford - Sydney
      • Richard McManus - Sydney
      • Mark Ryan - Parramatta
    • Continuing Members
      • Ross Jacobs - Broken Bay (Chair)
      • Robyn Finch - Rockhampton
      • David Phillips - Canberra-Goulburn
      • Helen Smith - Parramatta
         
  • CEnet Data Trustees Committee
    • Continuing Members
      • Anne-Maree Creenaune - Wollongong (Chair)
      • Jamie McDowall - Armidale
      • Vickie Vance - Bathurst
      • Tony McLeod - Broken Bay
      • Brian Van Vlimmeren - Cairns
      • Phil Pettit - Canberra-Goulburn
      • Andrew Burgess - Lismore
      • Damian Wicks - Maitland-Newcastle
      • Stefan Boffa/Ron van Vliet - Parramatta
      • Frank Reiman - Rockhampton
      • Milton Scott - Sydney
      • Kevin Trimble - Sydney
      • Debbie Baird-Bower - Tasmania
      • Terry Carter - Toowoomba
      • Laurence Hosking - Townsville
      • Karen Gardiner - Wagga-Wagga
      • Denise Gersbach - Wilcannia-Forbes
      • Michelle Davey - Wollongong
      • Kwame Wetsi - CSNSW
      • Malcolm McDougall  - QCEC
         
On behalf of the CEnet membership, we would like to acknowledge new and continuing members and their dioceses for generously giving of their time to support work that benefits member dioceses.

If you would like to find out more about CEnet committees and working groups, click here to download in PDF, or click the button below.
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Students Exploring Creativity

Creativity and innovation come in many forms and teachers are always looking for opportunities to encourage students to explore new ways of doing things. 

St Joseph’s College Banora Point, in the Lismore Diocese recently had two year 10 students, Regine (Dawn) and Leevan enter the inaugural Desmos Math Art Competition. In this competition students from around the world use the Desmos online graphing calculator to apply their understanding of functions and graphs by visualising the effect changes in equations have on the graphs. 
 
The students are judged on criteria such as the complexity of the functions and the use of colour and motion. 

Leevan's entry
Dawn's entry
Benefiting from Scale and Meeting Local Needs

CEnet aims to deliver the benefits of scale, while acknowledging local requirements. Many schools in the CEnet membership provide their students with access to the broad range of ebooks and audio books available through participation in the CEnet ACEN eBook consortium.

A number of schools have extended the benefits of consortium membership by adding an Advantage account. This provides an additional layer which enables students to access books purchased for the consortium and books purchased by their school. Using an Advantage account enables these schools to meet the individual needs of students and specific curriculum requirements.

Schools value the benefits of the consortium, but in some instances want to assign a title to a student for an extended period of time, without taking the title out of circulation for others. Below are some examples where schools have extended the benefits of their consortium agreement to meet local needs, by purchasing ebooks for exclusive use of the local community:
  • Year 11/12 English Studies - class set of Hugo Cabret purchased with title assigned to students (very beneficial with students overseas and can't return due to COVID-19 related flight restrictions- so very handy).
  • Year 7 Science - class set of Journey to the Centre of the Earth (literacy connections to engage students in science) - title assigned.
  • Supporting ESL & Literacy students with audiobooks (especially) and ebooks - title assigning to individual students and being able to renew as needed (beneficial to slower readers).
  • Extra-curricular - e.g. Book Club - being able to purchase multiple copies of a book during COVID while not at school - title assigned. A popular title that all students can now access. 
Schools are also able to respond quickly to staff requests - e.g. a Drama teacher's request for a selection of plays for students to consider when exploring ideas was turned around in 24 hours rather than waiting on a print order that could take a week or two.
 
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CEnet Staff Migrate to Zoom Phone

The recent transition of CEnet’s 1300 4 CENET service desk and Wollongong office landline number ranges to Zoom marked the completion of CEnet’s switch to Zoom Phone.

Zoom Phone is a cloud phone system add-on to Zoom’s collaboration platform that replaces the need for a traditional on-premise Private Branch Exchange (PBX). It simplifies phone system management and extends the functionality of the Zoom client to include features such as voice telephony, intelligent call routing, auto attendant and voicemail.
CEnet staff made an initial transition to Zoom Phone in March, implementing call redirection from our office-based phone system to Zoom. This enabled landline calls to be made and received by staff from any internet-connected location, greatly assisting our switch to remote work practices as part of our COVID-19 business continuity response.

The transition of CEnet’s service desk and landline numbers completes our Zoom Phone implementation, completely removing the need for our legacy office-based phone system and enabling true mobility for CEnet staff who can take calls on any Internet connected device that has the Zoom software on it.
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