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Education Technology

English teachers split on legitimacy of digital games as a learning tool

More than half of Australian high school English teachers believe digital games are a legitimate text type to use in their teaching programs, but just 15 per cent have done so, Australian Catholic University research shows.


Education chief denies Catholic schools are overfunded

National Catholic Education executive director Jacinta Collins says Catholic schools are not overfunded, after an independent report found the funding gap between public and non-government schools is widening. 


Principal defends school’s transition to four-day week

An independent Catholic school in the New South Wales Southern Highlands has defended its decision to allow some students to adopt a four-day school week. Source:


Faith-based education ‘a fundamental and important option for families’

Faith-based education remains a “fundamental and important option for families” as the future of schooling is transformed in New South Wales, Premier Chris Minns has told a Sydney Catholic Schools forum. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Digital Life Education

MACS looks to integrate artificial intelligence into education practice 

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools is working towards integrating artificial intelligence into education practice across its 296 schools, engaging teachers and experts to ensure AI is used responsibly and effectively to enhance learning.

Appointment Education In The Dioceses

New appointments for ‘passionate’ advocates of Catholic education

Catholic Education Western Australia executive director Debra Sayce will step down from the role at the end of 2023 to take up a new position in the Perth Archdiocese, the bishops of Western Australia have announced.


Government program ‘will skew recruitment of teachers to public schools’

The National Catholic Education Commission has called on the Commonwealth Government to review its new teaching bursaries program, which is currently targeted solely at the government school sector.


St Kevin’s College breaks ties with Edmund Rice Education Australia

St Kevin’s College in Toorak, Melbourne, has won the right to become an independent school from December 1, breaking ties with Edmund Rice Education Australia. Source: Herald Sun.

Education Opinion

Let’s all back our teachers

It’s not an exaggeration to say teachers are key architects of the future health and prosperity of our nation, writes Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools executive director Edward Simons writes as Australia marks World Teachers Day.