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‘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.


Catholic Education backs changes to NAPLAN

The National Catholic Education Commission says announced changes to NAPLAN are designed to provide a clearer picture of student learning progress and put data into the hands of teachers and parents sooner.


Aspirations for students drive new Catholic schools leader

With more than 20 years of experience leading some of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, executive director Jack de Groot is excited to begin a new journey with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Education Queensland

Future-proofing teaching in the Far North 

Cairns Catholic Education is aiming to future-proof the teaching industry in the Cairns region with 17 local students receiving 2023 education scholarships. 


‘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.