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Education Vatican

Dioceses, religious must work together to support Catholic schools: Vatican

As Catholic schools worldwide face several challenges – including declining enrolments, funding or maintaining a distinctive religious character – the Vatican has urged religious orders, dioceses and laypeople to come together to “take risks” and be creative in finding solutions. Source: CNS.

Education

Education Minister goes back to school

Federal Education Minister Jason Clare visited students and staff from St Felix Catholic Primary School, Bankstown, yesterday and met with Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, National Catholic Education executive director Jacinta Collins and Sydney Catholic Schools executive director Tony Farley.

Education Leadership

Girls in Property program encourages participation in industry

Property moguls of the future at St Pius X High School in the Newcastle suburb of Adamstown have proved no challenge is out of reach for a group of dedicated girl bosses. Source: MNnews.Today.

Education First Nations

Organisation that helps First Nations Catholic students gets top award

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation, which has helped thousands of Catholic school students complete years 11 and 12, has been named the 2023 Philanthropic Foundation of the Year at the Queensland Community Foundation Philanthropy Awards. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Education Victoria

New payroll tax on schools ‘unfairly targets’ hard-working families

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria says the Victorian Government’s new payroll tax for non-government schools unfairly targets hard-working Victorian families and won’t improve the Budget as much as forecast.

Education

Canberra Catholic schools reap benefits of literacy program

The overhaul of the literacy approach used in Catholic schools in Canberra has led to a marked improvement in the reading skills of year 3 students, according to new analysis. Source: ABC News.

Education Opinion

Education funding debate derailed by ‘elite schools’ stereotypes

If you thought we would see the end of the school funding wars with the introduction of a fairer, needs-based funding model, think again, writes National Catholic Education Commission executive director Jacinta Collins. Source: The Age.

Education Religious Freedom

Christian schools fight for the right to a religious education

Christian schools have asked federal politicians to declare their stance on religious education, in a fightback against discrimination reform. Source: The Australian.

Education Honours

Catholic education chair recognised in King’s Birthday honours

Investment banking titan and National Catholic Education Commission chair Nicholas Moore says furthering education is the passion that will drive his later career as he was recognised at the King’s Birthday honours list. Source: The Australian.