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Catholic school parents alarmed by bad behaviour in classrooms

Nearly 60 per cent of Catholic school parents believe increasing disruptive behaviour in their children’s classrooms is causing a decline in their learning, a survey has revealed. Source: The West Australian. 


School launches hairdresser offensive in war against mullets

A Sydney private school’s long-running war on mullets is set for another flashpoint when class begins next term after it warned parents that children with non-compliant cuts would have their hair trimmed on site. Source: SMH.


Bad behaviour in Australian schools among worst in developed world

Truancy, bullying and intimidation among students is rife in Australian schools while teachers report being ill-prepared to manage disruptive behaviours, a new OECD report says. Source: AFR.

Aged Care Schools

Good eggs bring Easter joy to the young at heart

Students at St Declan’s primary school in Penshurst, Sydney, take their school motto, “Bringing the love of God to life in people”, very seriously. Source: Catholic Weekly.

Religious Freedom Schools

Queensland anti-discrimination law changes to affect religious schools

New laws making it harder for religious schools to sack LGBTQ+ teachers and staff living out of wedlock will be introduced in Queensland by the end of the year. Source: The Australian.


Senior educator to head Melbourne’s Catholic schools

Edward Simons, an educator in the Catholic sector for more than 20 years, has been appointed as the new executive director at Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools. Source: Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Digital Life Schools

Melbourne Catholic schools embrace use of AI tool

Catholic schools in Melbourne are being encouraged to harness artificial intelligence writing tool ChatGPT for teaching and assessment – instead of banning it, as state schools have. Source: The Age.

Charity Schools

Vinnies-Amazon partnership supplies students with back-to-school essentials

For the third year in a row, Amazon Australia has assisted the St Vincent de Paul Society in providing 1000 Australian students with back-to-school essentials for the start of the 2023 school year.


Mentoring program helps student teachers become classroom-ready

A new partnership between Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton and CQ University aimed at building the capability and confidence of pre-service teachers will this year see 11 trainee teachers appointed to Catholic primary schools across the Diocese. Source: CEDR.