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Scholarships help vulnerable children attend Catholic schools

Almost 500 scholarships have been offered to primary and secondary school-aged children and young people in care as part of an ongoing collaboration between Catholic Education South Australia and the Department for Child Protection. Source: The Southern Cross.

Appointment Education First Nations

Edmund Rice appoints inaugural director of First Nations education

Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Schools, the largest national network of alternative schools in Australia, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Elizabeth Kupsch as its inaugural director of First Nations education. 


Catholic schools offer fee relief as cost-of-living pressures increase

Cost-of-living pressures are front of mind for Catholic school principals as children return to school in Victoria this week, with Catholic Education Ballarat moving to reassure families experiencing genuine hardship that fee relief is available.


School Savvy answers the call for back-to-school support

With uniform, stationery and back-to-school stocks replenished, Centacare Far North Queensland’s School Savvy program has broken past records in providing help to families to start the school year. Source: Australian Rural and Regional News.

Education Leadership

Students learn to be Young Leaders in a Catholic school

Student leaders from across the country gathered at St Patrick’s College Ballarat as part of the Edmund Rice Education Australia’s Young Leaders Conference. 


New chairman ‘an exciting new chapter’ for Catholic education 

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says the appointment of Mark Dorney as the new Catholic Schools NSW chairman marks an exciting new chapter for Catholic education. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Education Research

Inaugural research colloquium examines future of Catholic education

The future of Catholic education and how teachers can ensure students go on to develop their faith has been the key focus for Australian and international researchers at a one-of-a-kind colloquium this week. Source: The eRecord.

Education Politics

Catholic Education calls on Government to renew election commitments 

The National Catholic Education Commission says 2024 will be a big year for the Albanese Government to renew its commitments to faith communities and schools.


Catholic schools achieve encouraging results in NAPLAN

A number of Catholic schools have been recognised by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) for the encouraging outcomes achieved by students in the latest NAPLAN results. Source: NCEC.