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Education New South Wales

Catholic school closed after discovery of contaminated mulch

A Catholic school in Sydney’s northwest will remain closed for a week while authorities remove an estimated 30 cubic metres of asbestos-contaminated mulch. Source: ABC News.

Education Politics

Government hoses down push to axe tax breaks for private school donations

Tax deductions for donations to school building funds are set to stay in place after a backlash from Catholic and independent schools. Source: The Australian. 

Education Health

School’s Health Hub program expanding at a healthy rate

A Toowoomba Catholic school is expanding a program that offers students industry-standard health training to meet the growing demand in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland. Source: Toowoomba Catholic Schools. 


Students’ poor reading performance a ‘preventable tragedy’

Australian students are struggling to read, with new research revealing a third of children cannot read proficiently and their poor performance could cost Australia $40 billion over their lifetimes. Source: The Australian.

Education In The Dioceses

Archdiocese adopts new method of governance of Catholic Education

The Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese will change the governance of Catholic Education to better support the Church’s mission in education and further enhance regulatory compliance and transparency. Source: Catholic Voice.


Globally recognised education innovators to develop plan for diocese

Education innovators Pasi Sahlberg and Dave Runge will work with Catholic Education Ballarat to develop a five-year strategic plan to shape education in the diocese.


Inner-Sydney Catholic boys’ school confirms plans to enrol girls

St Mary’s Cathedral College in inner Sydney, a 200-year-old boys’ school and alma mater of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, has confirmed it will begin enrolling girls next year. Source: Daily Telegraph.

Digital Life Education

Catholic education representatives give evidence at AI inquiry

Catholic education representatives have participated in the Albanese Government’s inquiry into the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the education system. Source: NCEC.

Education Politics

Catholic school communities ‘offering relief for families’

National Catholic Education executive director Jacinta Collins yesterday addressed the Senate select committee hearing on the cost of living, highlighting how Catholic school communities are offering relief for families.