Catholic Education Conference 2015


We are thankful for the sponsors who have helped to fund this event:

  • Canossian Alumni Association
  • Marymount Convent School Alumnae
  • Katong Convent School Alumnae
  • SJI Old Boys’ Association
  • Mrs Esther Loo
  • Mr Henry Phang
  • Mr Luis Kristianto
  • Mr Stephen Raj
  • Mr Tan Chin Huat
  • Ms Tan Sok Wah
  • Ms Trillion So



08.00 Registration and Welcome
08.30 Mass (homily by Archbishop William Goh)
10.00 Welcome and Update by ACCS
10.30 Tea Break
11.00 Session 1 by Fr Christopher Gleeson SJ



12.00 Q&A
12.30 Lunch Break
13.15 Animation
13.30 Session 2 by Fr Christopher Gleeson SJ
14.00 Cafe Sessions
15.30 Tea Break
16.00 Sharing and Closure
17.00 End

Keynote Speaker

Christopher Gleeson SJ was born in Melbourne and educated by the Presentation Sisters and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), whose ranks he joined in 1962. Ordained priest in 1975, he has spent most of his working life as a teacher and administrator in Jesuit schools, nearly 21 of which as Head of both Xavier College in Melbourne, as well as St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, in Sydney.

His peers elected him to serve as Chair of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia from 1999 to 2001. Since leaving Riverview at the end of 2002, he has been Director of Jesuit Publications (now Jesuit Communications) in Melbourne, and inaugural Director of both the Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality and the Archdiocesan Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre in Brisbane.

In January 2011, he took up his current role as the Provincial’s Delegate for Education and Mission Formation based in Melbourne.

Over the years, he has written four books for parents and teachers: Striking a Balance: Teaching Values and Freedoms (Aurora Books, 1993), A Canopy of Stars – Some Reflections for the Journey (David Lovell Publishing, 2003), Releasing the Angel – Saluting all who Strive to Teach (Australasian Theological Forum), and The Front Page: Everyday Ignatian Spirituality (Australasian Theological Forum).