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Mr Sam Franzi

Education Officer: Learning and Teaching Secondary Pathways

Email: sfranzi@ceosale.catholic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 5622 6654

Master of Educational Leadership; Bachelor of Arts; Graduate Diploma in Information Communication and Technology; Diploma of Education – Secondary; Graduate Certificate in Educational Administration. 

Sam has been involved in Catholic secondary education for twenty-five years. During this time he has worked in Catholic schools in Victoria as a teacher in Religious Education, Commerce, Information Technology and Humanities. Throughout his career he has worked in a number of schools where he has held senior leadership positions in both curriculum and teaching and learning.

Sam’s commitment to Catholic education is based on his belief that Catholic schools are best able to provide the essential spiritual and intellectual guidance for students. He has always undertaken his role as a Catholic educator based upon the tenet that each student in his care is truly gifted by the grace of God. Thus Catholic schools in Australia must continue to respond to, and to serve, the needs of parents who seek a Catholic education for their children.

Since he began his teaching career, Sam has been at the forefront of developing curriculum to better reach out to individual students. He has achieved this by working with teachers and promoting relevant pedagogy and programs that have made a difference to how students perceive their own progress through their years at school. This has equipped young people with a positive attitude and resilience. He believes that teaching students ‘how to learn’, or providing them with life skills or ‘tools for learning’, can greatly enhance any student’s prospects for success.

In his role with secondary schools Sam will:
• Work with Secondary Curriculum Coordinators and Deputy Principals to enhance and develop educational programs.
• Develop vocational programs with schools to assist students in transitioning from school to work and/or further study.
• Promote and assist in implementing the Australian National Curriculum.
• Support secondary schools to develop a  collegial professional learning culture.