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‘Wonderful sign of growth’ for Tasmanian Catholic schools

The start of the 2023 school year was particularly significant for three Hobart Catholic colleges, as two schools admitted year 11 students for the first time and one after more than 30 years. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.


Pearson backs Catholic schools’ ‘Catalyst’ reform

The refusal of systems and educators to accept evidence and implement change is failing children and destroying lives, according to Indigenous leader and non-profit Good to Great Schools Australia chair Noel Pearson. Source: Catholic Voice.

Education Media

Opus Dei responds to issues raised in ABC program

Opus Dei says it has “deep respect” for men and women who raised concerns about schools linked to the prelature on ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday.

Education Religious Freedom

Catholic education concerned over proposed discrimination reforms

The National Catholic Education Commission is unhappy with the proposed reforms outlined by the Australian Law Reform Commission in its inquiry into religious educational institutions and anti-discrimination laws.

Education New South Wales

Perrottet defends faith as former school comes under fire

The New South Wales Education Standards Authority is investigating Sydney schools linked to the Catholic group Opus Dei. Source: SBS News.

Chaplaincy Education

School chaplaincy report recommends addition of secular support staff

An independent evaluation of the National School Chaplaincy Program has found there are benefits of having chaplains in schools but has endorsed plans to broaden the scheme to include secular support staff. Source: ABC News.


‘Changing times’ sees Melbourne school go co-ed

One of Melbourne’s oldest girls’ schools will welcome its first boys next week, in a shift to co-education that its principal says will bring students into “an environment that more closely resembles the real world”. Source: The Age.


Cutting debt for teachers in remote locations a great HELP

The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the move by the Albanese Government to cut Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt for teachers who stay four years in a “very remote location”.


Minister warns schools to lift performance or lose funding

Schools will have to hit tough new academic and student wellbeing targets to pocket federal funding worth $26 billion a year, after a new report found that 90,000 Australian children are failing ­literacy and numeracy tests. Source: The Australian.