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Sharing the Journey through Catholic Education Week

21/07/2017More than 300 Queensland Catholic schools will be finding new ways of sharing their journey of living and learning during Catholic Education Week which begins on Sunday 23 July. The week is a time to celebrate  the achievements of Catholic schools from the Torres Strait in the north to Currumbin in the south and west ...

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Legislation provides some certainty for Catholic schools

23/06/2017Queensland Catholic schools are now able to plan for the 2018 school year with more certainty following the passage of the Federal Government’s school funding legislation through the Senate. Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive Director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said the focus of the Catholic sector throughout the last seven weeks has been on getting the ...

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Minister’s tweaks fail to address concerns of Catholic schools

22/06/2017National Catholic Education Commission executive director Christian Zahra says after two days of media speculation about possible changes to the Government’s school funding reforms, a meeting with Education Minister Simon Birmingham has failed to satisfy Catholic education leaders that minor tweaks to the legislation will provide certainty for Catholic schools and their students and families. ...

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Queensland Budget steady for Catholic schools

14/06/2017The 2017 Queensland State Budget has provided for a steady level of state funding for Catholic education. Read more here.

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Catholic schools will keep fighting for better deal for students

11/05/2017National Catholic Education Commission acting executive director Danielle Cronin says the Turnbull Government should continue to respond to Catholic education’s serious concerns about how its new school funding policy will affect Catholic schools, teachers and families. Read more here.

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Budget locks in raw deal for Catholic school students

10/05/2017National Catholic Education Commission acting executive director Danielle Cronin says tonight’s Federal Budget has confirmed that funding for Catholic school students will increase more slowly than their peers in other schools – and funding will decrease in ACT Catholic schools. Read more here

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Unreliable figures further confuse funding debate

09/05/2017The Federal Government has written directly to all school principals, either via local MPs or direct from Minister Birmingham, in a letter purporting to provide details of proposed changes to the funding arrangements for their Catholic school beyond 2017.  Unfortunately the figures provided in the letters do not accurately reflect the funding provided to Catholic ...

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No funding certainty for Queensland Catholic schools

04/05/2017The Federal Government has released a 10-year funding plan for Australian schools.  The Catholic sector was not part of any consultative process in the lead up to the announcement of the funding package and holds deep concerns about its potential impact. The Queensland Catholic Education Commission is concerned that far from delivering funding certainty, the package ...

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Catholic schools withdraw from 2017 NAPLAN Online roll out

07/04/2017After consultation with Catholic School Authorities, the Queensland Catholic Education Commission has announced the sector will follow the government sector and delay the roll out of NAPLAN Online until 2018. Education Minister Kate Jones has announced that government schools will not take part because of a number of concerns.  Read the Minister’s statement here and find ...

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High-Gain Schools Can Help Drive Student Performance (NCEC)

08/03/2017National Catholic Education Commission acting executive director Danielle Cronin says the identification of schools where students have experienced significant improvement in literacy and numeracy can help support teachers and students in other schools. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) today released updated information on Australian schools, including details on schools where year 3 ...

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