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Education In The Dioceses

Bishop Gauci wants freedom protections enshrined in law

Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci wants to see public comments affirming that Catholic schools can expect employees to respect the Catholic ethos to be enshrined in law, following the passage of amendments to the Northern Territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act.

Education

Hackers steal student data from Xavier College

Hackers have threatened to publish the personal information of current and prospective students of Xavier College online after a cyberattack, the Melbourne Catholic boys school says. Source: The Age.

Education In The Dioceses

Bishop Gauci deeply concerned over discrimination laws

Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci says he will consider closing Catholic schools in his diocese if the Northern Territory Government presses ahead with laws that would strip schools of the right to hire employees based on faith. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Education

Catholic school fees to rise by 7 per cent

Parents with students at Catholic schools in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese are facing a 7 per cent hike in fees next year. Source: RiotACT.

Education Leadership

Overseas immersion program will help students ‘join the dots’

Two of the world’s oldest cities will become classrooms for 25 Australian students participating in a once-in-a-lifetime immersion program this week with Australian Catholic University.

Education

Greens ‘grossly misrepresenting’ facts on Catholic schools funding

The Australian Greens’ claim that there is no line of sight on how non-government schools spend government funding is a gross misrepresentation of the facts, says National Catholic Education Commission acting executive director Sally Egan.

Education

Schools to roll out training to fight racism and gendered violence

Programs to tackle “racism and gendered violence” will be delivered at Edmund Rice Education Australia’s Victorian schools to help address women’s safety and behavioural issues that have emerged at some campuses. Source: The Age.

Education HIgher Education Spirituality

Program boosts trainee teachers’ spirituality and skills

Australian Catholic University pre-service teachers taking part in a comprehensive mentoring program have experienced a significant drop in anxiety and dramatically improved their Catholic and spiritual literacy, new research shows.

Education Religious Freedom

Catholic Education calls for legislation to protect faith-based schools

The National Catholic Education Commission says it looks forward to progress on religious protections that enable Catholic schools to continue to operate according to their values and beliefs.

Education

Catholic sector welcomes plan to boost teacher numbers

The National Catholic Education Commission and Australian Catholic University have welcomed the draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan released yesterday by the federal Education Minister Jason Clare.