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Politics Schools

Catholic school leaders say report an attack on faith communities

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.

In The Dioceses Sacraments Schools

Course creates ‘beautiful’ link between school and parish life

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.

Mental Health Schools

New research suggests ‘absolute crisis’ in wellbeing of Australian children

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.


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.