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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  • Asking the hard questions

    8/11/2018
    Recently, we introduced a new initiative to promote student voice using social media. It is designed to give students the opportunity to directly ask me questions that are important and relevant to them. The event was streamed live via YouTube. Read more...
  • Creating positive environments

    31/10/2018
    We’ve all been in classrooms where disruptive student behaviour has a kind of domino effect on other members of the class. One or two students become distracted or move off-task and it spreads quickly. We know these seemingly minor disruptions can often have big impact on the learning for the whole group. Read more...
  • The new world of work

    24/10/2018
    Try and imagine the world in about five years from now. Your car is automated and you have a smart home that knows when to boil the jug so that you can have a hot cup of tea ready for you when you walk in the door. This is the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and ‘machine learning’. Read more...
  • Educating young people about mental health

    17/10/2018
    October is mental health month, which reminds us of the need to teach young people social and emotional skills. Sadly, we have many more young people today reporting feelings of anxiety and depression. If we want them to be great learners and be happy, then we all need to understand wellbeing and mental health. Read more...
  • Inquiry starts early

    10/10/2018
    When you think about the skills you need to be effective in your workplace, it often comes down to teamwork, problem-solving and communication. These are the same skills we want to develop in all learners from kindergarten through to Year 12. Read more...
 
   
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