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School’s breakfast club helps kids eat up their lessons

A wellbeing program that offers free breakfasts is helping to “nourish” students at a Melbourne Catholic primary school, while helping them to “flourish” in mental and physical development. Source: Melbourne Catholic. 

Education Religious Freedom

Education sector will continue to fight for religious freedom

National Catholic Education executive director Jacinta Collins says Catholic education will continue to make the voices of people of faith heard and respected across the nation in the fight for religious freedom. Source: NCEC.


Compass points in the right direction

The unique educational offerings of Adelaide’s Compass Catholic Community have been embraced by young people, with enrolments hitting nearly 100 after only one year of operation. Source: The Southern Cross.

Education Religion

Illuminate project lights the way for religious education

A religious education project operating in some Toowoomba Catholic schools is “lighting the way” for teachers to foster the religious life of their school.


Half of school principals ‘at risk’ of serious mental health issues 

Escalating threats and violence, punishing workloads and chronic staff shortages have hit school principals hard with an alarming 47.8 per cent triggering “red flag” alerts in 2022, new Australian Catholic University research shows.


Stronger leadership team to bolster services around the country

Edmund Rice Education Australia will be strengthened in 2023 with several new hires appointed to its senior leadership team to bolster education services across Australia.  

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.