Teachers a great strength of Catholic schools

A total of 83,112 people are employed in our Catholic schools, the majority of them teachers.

Teachers in Catholic schools are committed not only to the highest academic standards for students, but also to the development of the whole person, within the Catholic faith framework.

Catholic education takes investment in teacher training and nurturing very seriously, acknowledging that good teaching is crucial to good learning.

We invest heavily for the future despite operating at around 10% below the average resourcing level in government schools.

We need funding to continue to be allocated to each State Catholic Education Commission for distribution to where it is needed most - a decision states and dioceses are best placed to make. This will ensure funds go where they are needed most and we can continue in our commitment to vital teacher professional development.

In addition, the National Catholic Education Commission is seeking appropriate funding to assist those students who need a little more help to get the best from their education, those that may be Indigenous, have a disability, live in a regional or remote area, or be new arrival or refugee students.

The current school funding review must support the employment and vocation of teachers and other school employees in Catholic schools.

Investing in our teachers is vital to ensuring the best possible opportunities for our students.

Following the release of the Gonski Report into school funding in February 2012, the Government has set up various committees and workshops to review the recommendations.

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Supporting teachers who support our children (National Catholic Education Commission)

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