You are invited to attend or send a representative to:
The 'National Debate' Conference on Catholic Education
THURSDAY JUNE 13th 2002
ST.MARGARET'S ACADEMY , LIVINGSTON
Theme: 'THE CONTRIBUTION OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION TO SCOTTISH SOCIETY IN THE 21st CENTURY.'
Conference Aims: To identify the major issues raised in the National Debate on Education ; to shape the response of the Catholic Education Commission to the National Debate.
Chairman (a.m.) Bishop Joseph Devine , President of the Catholic Education Commission.
Welcome Tony Gavin, Headteacher, St. Margaret's Academy.
Opening prayer and Introductory remarks - Archbishop Keith O'Brien, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland.
Keynote Address Professor Patrick Reilly, Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Glasgow University "The role of Catholic education in Scottish society to-day."
"Profiles of Catholic Schools"
Presentations by pupils, parents and teachers from 4 Catholic schools
St. Mary's R.C. Primary School, Cleland;
St. John's R.C. Primary School, Barrhead;
Holy Rood High School Edinburgh:
St. Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch.
12.30p.m. 1.30p.m. LUNCH.
Chairman (p.m.) Michael McGrath, Vice- Chairman of the Catholic Education Commission.
1.30p.m. 1.45p.m. Briefing for Discussion Groups - Identification of major issues raised in the National Debate on Education.
1.45p.m. 2.30p.m. Discussion Groups Providing responses to the major issues raised in the National Debate on Education
Each group is expected to bring 2 KEY STATEMENTS to the General Forum.
3.30p.m. Concluding remarks and closing prayer Archbishop Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow.
St. Margaret's Academy
Howden South Road
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