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- 22 March, 2023
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.
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.
Religion class enrolments slump in Victoria’s state schools
Religious instruction has almost disappeared from Victorian state schools, as government changes to make the program voluntary and held outside class hours prompted enrolments to drop by 99 per cent in 10 years. Source: The Age.
Archbishop Fisher looks to college ‘to make heroes who make a difference’
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP officially opened and blessed Australia’s first liberal arts school for boys, encouraging it to become a place that will produce “the saints Sydney needs in this 21st century”. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Census data ‘shows value families place on faith-based education’
New Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveal a record number of students in Catholic schools and support for faith-based education, says National Catholic Education executive director Jacinta Collins.
Catholic schools lose students as more families go independent
Victorian Catholic schools have shed students for the first time in more than a decade as families increasingly choose independent schools. Source: The Age.
Labor ‘deaf to concerns of people of faith’
Opposition legal affairs spokesman Julian Leeser has demanded Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus “wipe the slate clean” on an Australian Law Reform Commission review into discrimination in religious schools. Source: The Australian.
Faith leaders warn future of religious education under threat
An alliance of the nation’s faith leaders is warning the future of religious education is under threat and that their schools will not be allowed to choose teachers who share the same faith under proposed anti-discrimination reforms. Source: The Australian.
‘Energy and enthusiasm’ as two schools merge into one college
The transition of two Catholic schools in Mackay into one college has ushered in a new era for Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton.