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A Catholic school in Sydney was closed yesterday after asbestos-contaminated garden mulch was discovered on its grounds during a search for the toxin strewn across dozens of public spaces in New South Wales. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic and independent schools in South Australia would be forced to reveal how often they suspend students, how many serious incidents occur on school grounds and how many complaints they receive, under proposed new laws. Source: The Advertiser.
Parents of low-fee Catholic and independent schools would be hit with higher school fees if the Albanese Government doesn’t rule out a radical proposal to scrap tax deductions for donating to school buildings, education leaders say. Source: Daily Telegraph.
Parish life in Sydney is being future-proofed with a successful partnership between Sydney Catholic Schools and Sydney Archdiocese’s liturgy office to train senior students as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Australia’s primary school age children are angrier, lonelier, more anxious and less able to control their emotions than they were five years ago, new research finds, despite the increased societal concern for childhood wellbeing. Source: The Australian.
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.
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.
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.