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This one’s for the kids who don’t know what they want to be when they grow up...and the grown-ups who still haven’t figured it out. Why do we still ask young people to tell us their career aspirations as a matter of routine? Read more...

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian recently announced that maths will be compulsory for all NSW students. It’s great to see our leaders thinking about the learning that every young person will need in the future. I think we could all learn from new approaches that start with the skill set rather than subject choice. Read more...

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Three leading NSW school organisations have today announced a high-level partnership to improve learning. The Association of Independent Schools NSW (AISNSW), Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) and Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) together represent more than 700 schools. Read more...
A recent National survey makes a powerful statement about the need for all schools to do better for students with disability. When these kids and their families speak up, we all need to listen. Read more...

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Did you know that a major review of NSW schools has just been released? Though I’m busting to see big changes to the way we do school in NSW, it’s important that we don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Read more...

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Students from 15 Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high schools gathered at the fourth annual Social Justice Day to discuss genuine human encounters in our digital world. This annual day is aimed at launching the yearly Australian Catholic Social Justice statement, which this year is focused on addressing how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn, and do business - and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world. Read more...
Do you remember when Tourism Queensland put out an advertisement for ‘the best job in the world’? They were looking for a caretaker for the islands in the Great Barrier Reef. Granted, that would have been a very cool gig, but I think they got it wrong...they should have been recruiting teachers. Read more...

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In a recent Sydney Morning Herald article Principals slammed universities' pre-HSC offers to students as 'an appalling practice'. But Greg Whitby, head of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, said early offers were a practical way to relieve the pressure of exams. Read more...
The year is really getting away from us, isn’t it? With school back for Term 4, many students will be beginning HSC exams this week. Soon, classrooms will be chockas with candy canes and Christmas cards. Read more...

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There has been plenty of discussion of young people’s leadership in the world lately following Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN. Young people are raising their voices, both in the community and at school, but are they being heard? Read more...

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