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Assistant Principal – St Stephen’s Catholic College, Mareeba

Assistant Principal – Administration  St Stephen’s Catholic College, Mareeba 5 year contract Commencing: 15 January 2018 Enrolment numbers: 550 Remote area incentives Attractive salary plus superannuation and salary packaging available  St Stephen’s Catholic College is a Catholic co-educational secondary college situated at Mareeba, 60kms west of Cairns. With a current enrolment of 550 students, the college offers a quality, educational ... Read More »

Principal – St John Bosco Catholic School, Collinsville

Principal St John Bosco Catholic School, Collinsville   COMMENCING JANUARY 2018 Situated approximately one hour from the beautiful Whitsunday coast is the pastoral and mining township of Collinsville. St John Bosco Catholic School has been an integral part of the Collinsville community since 1936 and is proud of its heritage as part of the Catholic Diocese of Townsville. St John Bosco is currently ... Read More »

Queensland Catholic school leaders frustrated by ‘confusing’ Gonski 2.0 funding model

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CATHOLIC school executives and principals are privately expressing frustration at the Federal Government’s new funding model, because they are unable to accurately plan school finances. Parents too are approaching Catholic schools concerned that fees could rise under the funding shake-up – known as Gonski 2.0 – even though the budget promise is that it will deliver an $18.2 billion boost ... Read More »

Catholic schools are mobilising against new Gonski funding plan

Canberra Catholic school parents at a forum

CATHOLIC schools are mobilising for a major campaign against the Federal Government’s so-called Gonski 2.0 10-year funding plan, which would force them to raise fees, and could result in school closures and pressure parents to shift children to public schools. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham unveiled the plan on May 2, but without consulting Catholic school authorities or providing details ... Read More »

Catholics schools in Queensland will delay NAPLAN online roll out until 2018

  QUEENSLAND Catholic schools will not be required to conduct the new rollout of NAPLAN Online until 2018, the sector’s peak body confirmed today. Queensland Catholic Education Commission confirmed Catholic schools would follow the government sector and delay the rollout until next year. Around 22 Catholic schools in Queensland were scheduled to take part in the first stage roll out. ... Read More »

Thousands of students (and parents) survived the first week of school

MORE than 147,000 students started a new school year in Catholic schools across Queensland this week, with special thoughts and prayers for students at two new Brisbane Catholic Education schools. Buzzing with the excitement of a new school, teachers at St Clare’s Primary School, Yarrabilba, and McAuley College, Beaudesert, eased students into school life while nervous parents received tea and ... Read More »

New role for parent body leader Carmel Nash

Carmel Nash

FUNDING uncertainty in Catholic schools is a major concern for the newest member of the national peak body overseeing government and Church relations for Australian Catholic education. Carmel Nash, who is the executive director for the Federation of Parents and Friends Queensland, was appointed to the National Catholic Education Commission on October 25. Mrs Nash replaced Ann Bliss for a ... Read More »

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