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  • Statement from the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education: Federal Government Funding Proposals

    The Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, speaking on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has expressed concern at some elements of the Federal Government’s budget announcement regarding Catholic school funding. As Bishops, we acknowledge the difficult financial situation currently faced by the Government and the nation. We are...
  • Budget 2017

    Budget 2017: Fairness and compassion should be the cornerstone of our society Fairness and compassion should be the cornerstone of our society. How we treat our poorest and most vulnerable is a measure of our commitment to a fair and just society. Today, Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the...
  • UPDATE: CCD

    A positive outcome for Special Religious Education (SRE) ‘Scripture in Schools’ has been received from the New South Wales Department of Education. The recommendations of the 2014-2015 NSW Independent Review of SRE-SEE (Ethics) were released by the Department of Education on Tuesday 11 April. The Catholic Church, together with...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Volunteer English Teacher –  Catholic Care Social Services For many years now we have been conducting English language classes for Refugee women at Mamre House Orchard Hills – a work of...
  • Stay Calm, Keep Learning

      This week students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will undertake NAPLAN tests over three days. The assessments are a snapshot of how each student is progressing in the foundational areas of literacy and numeracy. NAPLAN provides parents with individual data about their children, and over time,...
  • Turnbull government’s school funding policy deeply concerning

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, through the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, has expressed its grave concerns over the impact of the Turnbull Government’s school funding announcement on Catholic schools across Australia. The Chair of the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, said the Government’s proposal...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Volunteer English Teacher –  Catholic Care Social Services For many years now we have been conducting English language classes for Refugee women at Mamre House Orchard Hills – a work of...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Thursday 4 May – Thursday 11 May 2017 Attends meetings of the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference, North Sydney. Saturday 13 May 2017 Celebrates Mass at Sts Hoan-Thien Vietnamese Catholic Community Centre, Keysborough Victiora on the occassion of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima Portugal. Tuesday 16...
  • Time to put trust in great teachers

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Recently an assistant principal of a large primary school with over twenty years experience said she was glad she wasn’t starting out in the profession now. When asked why, this accomplished classroom teacher and leader said the administrative...
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