Since 2003 the Catholic Schools Office has provided support for leadership development through the annual funding of a Masters in Educational Leadership cohort through the Australian Catholic University (ACU).
In in the past two years, Masters level scholarships at ACU have also been offered in Literacy, Numeracy and Pastoral Care, reflecting the strategic priorities within the Leading Learning strategy for the Diocese of Broken Bay.
Since 2003 seventy eight educators have received full scholarships for academic study at Masters level. Many of the beneficiaries of this academic study are now in senior leadership positions within Broken Bay system schools and within the Catholic Schools Office.
Alicia Cunningham, Assistant Principal at St Mary’s Catholic School, Manly graduated with a Masters in Educational Leadership from ACU in 2013.