Executive Director


Dear families and colleagues, 

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is part of the evangelising mission of the Church. Our schools are Christ-centred learning communities who seek the highest educational outcomes for every student.

Under the leadership of our Bishop, we are committed to working collaboratively with our pastor and parishes and our families in the religious and faith formation of our students and staff.

In providing a strong educational foundation for the future, we are committed to our strategic intent to improve the learning outcomes of each student and ensure our teachers have professional and rewarding working lives. 

Our Quality Catholic Schooling framework identifies four domains - leading learning,   learning and teaching, community of learners and learning environments to drive continuous improvement across every one of our 78 schools in the diocese. 

My blog provides an opportunity for me to regularly comment on issues impacting on schooling. I invite you to read the posts and join in the conversation.


Gregory Whitby AM, KSG
Executive Director
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta


Greg Whitby - Biography

KSG BA DipEd MEd GradDipRE MMgt JP
Executive Director

Greg Whitby is a teacher, advocate, administrator and leader. His mission to transform schooling for every child and young person is driven by a strong commitment to justice and equity.

As a Catholic Education leader in the Parramatta and Wollongong Dioceses in NSW, Greg has led significant cultural change with a focus on innovation, collaboration and investment in teachers’ learning. Prior to this, he was a teacher and school leader in government and Catholic schools. He has also lectured in the faculty of business at Western Sydney University.

Greg’s service to education has been recognised with the award of the Australian Medal (AM) and the award of a Papal Knighthood in the Order of St Gregory the Great in 2013. He has received a presidential citation from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders and in 2017, he was awarded the Sir Harold Wyndham Medal for his contribution to the education of young people in NSW.

Greg has written extensively about education including as the author of Educating Gen Wi-Fi. His weekly column on education “Top of the Class” is syndicated across 22 NewsLocal papers in NSW. His contribution to the public debate has led to many media appearances including on Sunrise, The Project, The Drum, The Conversation Hour, Mornings with Wendy Harmer and Richard Glover’s Drive. Greg’s advocacy for change and innovation has also led to many international conference addresses, including the invitation to present to the Congregation for Catholic Education’s first World Congress in Vatican City in 2015.

Greg will continue to challenge accepted thinking about learning and teaching for the change education can bring for all of us.


Twitter: @gregwhitby
Blog: https://bluyonder.wordpress.com

 

 
   
  
 

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  • Time for Schooling to Keep Up

    17/5/2018
    If you believe the newspaper headlines, our schools are headed for a shake-up. The recently announced curriculum review is aimed at ‘decluttering’ what many see as an already crowded curriculum, with the priority being to ensure that literacy and numeracy are treated as ‘foundational skills’. Read more...
  • Schools need to be ‘Disneyland for learners’

    11/5/2018
    Psychologist and author, Steve Biddulph was on radio recently talking about raising 21st century boys in today’s world. He mentioned research that found boys were on average 20 months behind girls in terms of development. Read more...
  • Gonski: a blueprint for change

    2/5/2018
    The review by David Gonski into the quality of Australian schools was released last week. The report confirms what many working in education have known for decades. Read more...
  • Education is a gift for all

    23/4/2018
    NSW Minister for Education Rob Stokes recently set the cat amongst the pigeons when he announced that there would be no new fully selective schools built in NSW. He argued passionately that every child needs to be viewed as gifted and talented and educated in a way that allows these qualities to flourish. Read more...
  • Selective schools a ‘ruse’

    17/4/2018
    Getting into a selective school is a bit like elite tennis in some Sydney circles: high pressure, worked-up parents, early starts, frequent practice sessions, expensive coaching regimes. Education was never intended to be a competitive individual sport. Great schools for every child – not just for selected students – are the only way to play fair in education. Read more...
 
   
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