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Education Families

Extra funding for Queensland school parent body

Catholic School Parents Queensland has welcomed the announcement of an additional $100,000 funding from the Queensland Government to enhance their work with families in Catholic schools.

Education Religious Freedom

Faith is under attack, says federal coalition

Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese over religious discrimination laws with parents and teachers declaring the proposed changes an attack on faith-based schools. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


UK expert in school behaviour says teachers need more support

Providing additional support to teachers and principals in controlling escalating poor behaviour in Australian classrooms is vitally important, according to a British school behaviour expert visiting Australia. Source: UNDA.

Education Religious Freedom

Tasmanian Catholics unite against changes to religious freedom laws

Catholic Education Tasmania has written to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urging him not to “enact laws that will divide us over religion”. Source: The Australian.

Education Opinion

Teachers provide faith, hope and love: Dr Simons

Schools play an important role in a world with a growing sense of uncertainty, writes Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools executive director Ed Simons. Source: Herald Sun.

Education First Nations

Toowoomba to host First Nations Education Conference in 2025

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission will hold its next First Nations Education Conference in Toowoomba in 2025. Source: Toowoomba Catholic Schools.


One in four students failing to finish high school

School dropout rates have risen to the highest level since 2010, after nearly one in four teenagers failed to finish year 12 last year. Source: The Australian.

Education Sport

Sydney Catholic Schools team up with top soccer club

The Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney Catholic Schools are launching a new partnership to provide students with a range of programs and services to enhance their football skills. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Education Religious Freedom

Albanese urged to ignore review of discrimination at religious schools 

Religious leaders and the Coalition are urging Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to ignore a report the Government commissioned into reducing discrimination at faith-based schools. Source: The Australian.