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Education Religious

Trial program gets positive response from students

High school students who participated in an alternative religious education program that prioritised dialogue and access to media and technology found talking about religion more personally valuable than formally studying it, new Australian Catholic University research has found.

Education People

School’s out for education chief after almost 50 years

Almost 50 years ago, a young Gerard Mowbray threw on his safari suit and took up his first teaching post at St Mary’s High, Gateshead, New South Wales – an all-girls school led by the Josephite Sisters. Source: MNnews.Today.


Broken Bay awards program tackles major teacher shortage

A new campaign to address the unprecedented teacher shortage has seen 22 pre-service teachers awarded a total of $205,000 in scholarships and secure placements to Catholic Schools Broken Bay for 2023 and beyond.


Virtual classes help regional schools expand

A virtual learning model is supporting the expansion of two schools in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese. Source: Catholic Voice.

Education In The Dioceses

Bishop Gauci wants freedom protections enshrined in law

Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci wants to see public comments affirming that Catholic schools can expect employees to respect the Catholic ethos to be enshrined in law, following the passage of amendments to the Northern Territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act.


Hackers steal student data from Xavier College

Hackers have threatened to publish the personal information of current and prospective students of Xavier College online after a cyberattack, the Melbourne Catholic boys school says. Source: The Age.

Education In The Dioceses

Bishop Gauci deeply concerned over discrimination laws

Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci says he will consider closing Catholic schools in his diocese if the Northern Territory Government presses ahead with laws that would strip schools of the right to hire employees based on faith. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Catholic school fees to rise by 7 per cent

Parents with students at Catholic schools in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese are facing a 7 per cent hike in fees next year. Source: RiotACT.

Education Leadership

Overseas immersion program will help students ‘join the dots’

Two of the world’s oldest cities will become classrooms for 25 Australian students participating in a once-in-a-lifetime immersion program this week with Australian Catholic University.