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Education Science

Schools’ food program out of this world

Students from two Melbourne Catholic schools are learning to propagate basil plants that could end up on the plates of NASA’s astronauts at the International Space Station. Source: ABC News.


It’s thumbs up for Perth’s Catholic schools 

National Catholic Education director Jacinta Collins has visited a number of Perth Catholic schools to see how Catholic education is serving families across Western Australia. Source: Catholic Education WA.


Catholic school parents back changes to NAPLAN

Easier-to-read NAPLAN test results are being backed by the nation’s peak body for Catholic school parents, as 1.3 million Australian students have their reading, writing and maths skills assessed. Source: Yahoo News.


Melbourne schools will celebrate to the MACS

The commitment to “forming lives of faith, hope and love in the light of Christ” is the theme of celebrations for Catholic Education Week across the Melbourne Archdiocese. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.


New website showcases Catholic education across Australia 

The National Catholic Education Commission has launched a redesigned website to showcase Catholic education, including a new resource centre, media centre and directory for Catholic education peak bodies and school authorities.

Education Leadership

Women school leaders in a class of their own

The principalship dream is now a reality for four Brisbane Catholic Education school leaders, thanks to a unique program that supports women into educational leadership.


Collaboration to strengthen Catholic education in Western Australia

Catholic Education Western Australia has signed a new memorandum of understanding, “In Communion and Mission”, with the state’s bishops and eight other governing bodies of WA’s 163 Catholic schools.


Education stress: More principals planning to quit

There are acute warning signs for Australian schools with “a dramatic increase” of principals under stress and considering calling it quits. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Education Religious Freedom

Religious education fears fall on deaf ears

A letter from Australia’s most senior religious figures expressing “deep disappointment” with the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into religious schools “had very little impact” on the thinking of the inquiry’s commissioner. Source: The Catholic Weekly.