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Catholic schools want changes to national education policies

Australia’s Catholic school leaders want to see national education policy initiatives become more aligned to student outcomes and centred on a strong evidence base. Source: The Educator.

Education HIgher Education

ACU puts literary skills front and Centre

Scientifically validated literacy practices for teachers and improved student reading outcomes are at the heart of Australian Catholic University’s new Australian Centre for the Advancement of Literacy, which was officially launched yesterday.

Education Victoria

Call to expand free teaching courses to Catholic schools

Victoria’s Catholic education body has called on the Andrews Government to expand its free teaching courses, arguing it will unfairly favour the state system and won’t fix the teacher shortage crisis. Source: Herald Sun.

Education Peace Pope Francis

Greater literacy promotes sustainable and peaceful societies: Pope

If people can learn how to inflict suffering on others with ever more deadly weapons, they can also learn to stop doing so, Pope Francis said in a message marking International Literacy Day. Source: NCR Online.

Education HIgher Education

Tertiary joins primary to revolutionise teacher education

Lismore Catholic Schools has teamed up with Southern Cross University to reimagine teacher education and training to revolutionise and redefine how teachers are prepared for their career.

Education Families

Catholic School Parents Australia wants national policy on role of families

Catholic School Parents Australia executive members met with Education Minister Jason Clare last week and discussed “crucial matters” relating to the role families have in the learning and wellbeing of children.


MacKillop Education’s Caulfield campus opens

MacKillop Education has celebrated the opening of its third Melbourne specialist school campus to support students who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from school. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Education Pilgrimage

Pain, blisters, tears and a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience

Camino de Santiago pilgrims representing Catholic Education Western Australia say their 121km walk over six days as a group was an unforgettable, “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. Source: The eRecord.

Digital Life Education Youth

New podcast series gives students a voice

Year 11 students from a Melbourne Catholic secondary school have shared their views on subjects such as bullying, academic stress, addiction, judgement, social media challenges and nurturing friendships in a new series of podcasts. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.