Federal Election 2019

Families the lifeblood of Catholic schools 

Families the lifeblood of Catholic schools 

May 16, 2019

Families pay taxes that fund or partially fund almost all Australian schools, and many contribute their own income to their children’s education, as is the case for Catholic school communities. …

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Catholic schools for the future

How Catholic schools are funded (Part 2) 

May 16, 2019

Published with permission from National Catholic Education Commission  In Part 1, we looked at how governments calculated recurrent funding for non-government schools.  To recap… every school attracts a level of…

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Catholic schools for the future

How Catholic schools are funded (Part 1) 

May 16, 2019

Published with permission from National Catholic Education Commission  School funding in five easy steps (no, really!)  School funding is a contentious and much misunderstood topic – but it’s much less…

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Catholic schools for the future

Catholic schools for the future

May 13, 2019

Published with permission from The Record  Educating almost one-in-five school-aged children in a state as vast as Western Australia is an enormous but extremely rewarding journey for Catholic Education Western…

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Aboriginal boarding benefits students and communities 

Aboriginal boarding benefits students and communities 

May 13, 2019

Published with permission from The Record  Residential colleges and board programs at Catholic schools and colleges are some of the ways Catholic Education Western Australia is working to improve educational…

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Catholic school features on campaign trail

Catholic school features on campaign trail

May 2, 2019

The election campaign stopped in at St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School this week for Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten to announce the Labor Party’s Solar School’s program.  It was a great learning experience for the Year…

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Sense of belonging eases transition to adult life

Sense of belonging eases transition to adult life

May 2, 2019

Published with permission from The Record  Catholic Education Western Australia recently launched a resource to develop stronger pathways for students who are preparing to leave school.  The Work Readiness Toolkit for…

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Fair funding for Australia’s second-largest education provider

Fair funding for Australia’s second-largest education provider

May 2, 2019

Education is an important topic at every election. It is therefore hugely beneficial for anyone involved in Catholic schools in any capacity to understand key issues, especially how schools are…

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Prioritising the future of Catholic schools in WA 

Prioritising the future of Catholic schools in WA 

May 2, 2019

Catholic schools are an essential part of the fabric of Western Australia.   As the second largest education provider in the State, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) educates 76,000 students and…

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Engage in your child’s education conversation 

Engage in your child’s education conversation 

May 2, 2019

In addition to effective teaching, wellbeing is becoming a significant priority for many parents when considering their child’s education.  As a growing concern for more and more families, according to…

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