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  • Overhyped NAPLAN needs a rethink

    Today, more than a million students across Australia in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be assessed on their literacy and numeracy skills as part of the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing in schools.
  • Schools commemorate our ANZACs

    Catholic schools across the diocese have commemorated ANZAC Day with special ceremonies at their schools to recognise and remember the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have served in the defence forces.
  • Reading Recovery improving literacy in our schools

    When it comes to schooling, literacy is critical and forms the foundation for all learning. Catholic Education is working with primary teachers to specialise their skills in literacy through the Reading Recovery program.
  • NSW signs agreement for Gonski reforms

    The New South Wales Government has reached an agreement with the Australian Government that will see an extra $5 billion invested in education over six years from 2016.
  • PM announces school funding model and 'better schools' plan

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a $14.5 billion increase in school funding over the next six years.
  • Combined celebrations for Catholic Schools Week

    The parish schools of Mary Immaculate, Quakers Hill including Mary Immaculate Primary; Terra Sancta College, Schofields-Quakers Hill and St Joseph’s Primary, Schofields combined forces to jointly lead Catholic Schools Week liturgies.
  • Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation

    As Catholics from around the world are shocked of the news that Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, reminds us that whilst this is a time of grieving it is also a time for Catholics to show gratitude.
  • St John’s immerse themselves in healthy living and learning

    On Monday 4 February, St John’s Primary, Riverstone started the second week of term with an Immersion Day to engage students in learning activities focused around healthy living and contributing to a sustainable society.
  • Catholic schools to ring the Angelus daily

    Over 47,500 students and staff in Catholic schools as well as Catholic Education Office and Chancery staff will pray the Angelus at noon daily as a sign of ‘unity, reverence and dignity’.
  • Funding cuts put State’s future in jeopardy

    Greg Whitby said he understands the deep level of anger in NSW school communities and sense of betrayal by a government which has shown a lack of understanding of what is needed to deliver quality learning and teaching.
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