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Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.
We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.
We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.
- Published: Saturday, 25 December 2010 08:27
Fr Paul Jennings MSC was awarded an OBE by the Government of Papua New Guinea in the Queen’s birthday honours list, for services to education and the Church in Milne Bay and Papua New Guinea.
Paul has worked in education in Papua New Guinea for most of his life as a priest, since 1971. He was a long serving Headmaster of Sacred Heart High School at Hagita, in Milne Bay, for 12 years and at the same time worked on several Department of Education committees in curriculum and teacher capacity building. He was a member of the Ministerial “Matane Commission” in 1986 and 1987 which was tasked with developing a home grown philosophy of education for Papau New Guinea and mapping a way forward for a restructure of the whole education system.
At present Paul is Executive Director of St Joseph’s International Catholic College in Port Moresby, Chair of the Governing Council of a new Sacred Heart Teachers College which specialises in recruiting and training Primary teachers for remote and isolated schools; a member of the National Catholic Education Board and an advisor to several government education committees. He is also completing writing a revised curriculum for Upper secondary Religious Education for catholic schools in Papua New Guinea.