| Mar 14, 2024

No class envy in the classroom

By Dallas McInerney, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Schools NSW First published in the Financial Review 14/03/2024 Over the summer, a series of reports have argued for greater funding for government schools. Regrettably, many of these arguments have referenced the need to take support away from non-government schools. This has included emotional overstatements and fantastical references to the value of...
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| Mar 14, 2024

Research confirms parental choice in education saves taxpayers billions

New research from Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) confirms the extent of money saved by taxpayers by government support of school choice for parents. Published today, it reveals that non-government schools save taxpayers at least $4.59 billion each year in recurrent funding and that Catholic schools in NSW alone represent a $500 million annual saving for taxpayers. It also shows that...
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| Feb 23, 2024

Unions receive an F for school funding mathematics

Catholic Schools NSW has today couriered calculators* to the offices of the Australian Education Union and the NSW Teachers Federation after the massive failure of arithmetic in todays reports on capital expenditure in Australian schools. Claims from the unions are embarrassingly wrong and are the result of either poor scholarship or deliberately misleading propaganda - perhaps both. Here are the...
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| Dec 14, 2023

Catholic Schools NSW Non-Government Reform Support Fund 2022 Annual Report

The Catholic Schools New South Wales - 2022 NGRSF Annual Report for Catholic Schools New South Wales Non-Government Representative Body under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund.
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| Dec 13, 2023

Geographical and subject diversity acknowledged as Catholic Schools NSW congratulates the First in Course HSC recipients

Catholic Schools NSW celebrates the 22 students from 20 Catholic schools across NSW who were recognised for achieving 23 First in Course honours at the 2023 HSC First in Course ceremony today. The First in Course subjects represent a diverse range, including History Extension, Visual Arts, Japanese in Context, Information and Digital Technology, and Mathematics Standard 2. Two students from...
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| Oct 04, 2023

Response to Disability Royal Commission report

Catholic Schools NSW supports the fundamental and universal right of all children to an education. Catholic education supports families in educating their children across a range of settings including mainstream schools, support classes within mainstream schools and specialist settings. Catholic education has always upheld the sanctity of life from conception, and finding ways to care for individuals born with a...
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| Sep 07, 2023

Discussion Paper: Patterns and Developments in Single-Sex Schools

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| Sep 06, 2023

2023 Annual Report: Aboriginal Education Outcomes in NSW Catholic Schools

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| Sep 01, 2023

Referendum Proposal: An Indigenous Voice to Parliament – Information and Guidelines for Catholic Schools

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| Jul 27, 2023

2022 Annual Report

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| Mar 28, 2023

Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the incoming Labor Government and new Education Minister

MEDIA RELEASE: Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the incoming Labor Government and new Education Minister Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the incoming NSW Labor Government and new Education Minister, The Hon Prue Car MP. The CEO of Catholic Schools NSW, Mr Dallas McInerney, congratulated the new Premier and Education Minister and looked forward to working with them both. Congratulations to Premier Chris...
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| Mar 03, 2023

Innovative funding reform to enable better VET access

MEDIA RELEASE: Innovative funding reform to enable better VET access Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the NSW Governments reform to the funding model of Vocational Education and Training (VET) for Years 11 and 12 that will allow better access to VET, particularly in rural, regional and lower socio-economic areas. The new model will see all schools receiving a subsidy for externally...
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| Feb 15, 2023

Catholic Schools in NSW see increased enrolments for fourth consecutive year

MEDIA RELEASE: Catholic Schools in NSW see increased enrolments for fourth consecutive year The latest information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today has revealed that Catholic schools in NSW increased the number of student enrolments for the fourth consecutive year, and the rate of enrolments increased at 1.3%, the strongest year of growth since 2013. 2018 2019...
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| Feb 01, 2023

NSW Labor acknowledges the critical role of Catholic Education in preschool commitment

MEDIA RELEASE: NSW Labor acknowledges the critical role of Catholic Education in preschool commitment Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the NSW Labor Partys plan to invest $60m in new and expanded preschools co-located on non-government school sites. Fifty new and expanded preschools are planned at Catholic and Independent schools, in addition to 100 public preschools to be built and co-located at...
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| Jan 25, 2023

Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the common-sense return of the one-year education pathway

MEDIA RELEASE: Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the common-sense return of the one-year education pathway Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the decision by the NSW Government to reinstate the one-year education pathway. Catholic Schools NSW CEO, Dallas McInerney, said that the reinstatement of the one-year pathway was a common-sense approach to tackling the teacher shortage. The return of the one-year qualification is...
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| Dec 14, 2022

From Strathfield to Skennars Head: 35 First in Class recipients for 26 Catholic schools across the state

MEDIA RELEASE:From Strathfield to Skennars Head: 35 First in Class recipients for 26 Catholic schools across the state 35 students from 26 Catholic schools across NSW have received First in Class (FIC) honours for the 2022 HSC, an increase of over 30 per cent from last year. The schools represent a wide geographic range, including Forbes, Mount Druitt, Hamilton, Port...
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| Dec 13, 2022

Time to end the arms race of early university offers

By Dallas McInerney, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Schools NSW First published in The Sydney Morning Herald 13/12/2022 Australian universities have been major contributors to Australias human and social capital. The success and reach of their civic mission over the past 40 years are largely due to a highly effective response to three challenges of universal education: access, equity and...
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| Oct 12, 2022

Keep calm and carry on: Catholic Schools NSW wishes the very best to all HSC students

MEDIA RELEASE: Keep calm and carry on: Catholic Schools NSW wishes the very best to all HSC students Catholic Schools NSW wishes all NSW students the best as they commence their Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams today. 19,123 Catholic school students from 152 schools will sit the exams. Catholic Schools NSW Chief Executive Officer, Mr Dallas McInerney, extended his best...
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| Sep 05, 2022

Australias ambition in jobs and skills start in the classroom

By Dallas McInerney, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Schools NSW First published in the Financial Review 5/9/2022 In his remarks to last weeks Jobs and Skills Summit, the prime minister highlighted the need for more Australians to learn the skills required for a rewarding career; in the room were industry leaders who had come to Canberra with a common message,...
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| Aug 08, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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| Jul 13, 2022

Catholic Schools NSW Non-Government Reform Support Fund 2022 Workplan

The 2022 Workplan for Catholic Schools New South Wales Non-Government Representative Body under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund
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| Jun 21, 2022

Modern Slavery

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| Mar 22, 2022

Time to expand the HSC winners circle

Dallas McInerney Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Schools NSW First published in The Sydney Morning Herald 22 March 2022 The marathon is the flagship event of the modern Olympics and a culmination point on the last day of competition; runners cover a gruelling 42 kilometres before entering the stadium for a single lap to the finish line. What if the...
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| Mar 21, 2022

HSC Public Reporting Reform

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| Mar 07, 2022

Whistleblower Policy

Catholic Schools New South Wales is committed to promoting a culture of transparency and integrity by maintaining an ethical work environment and an organisational culture that does not tolerate any act which constitutes Reportable Conduct as defined in this policy. This policy gives expression to Catholic Schools New South Waless commitment to the prevention, detection, reporting, investigation and rectification of...
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| Dec 15, 2021

Valuing School Reports

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| Dec 08, 2021

2020 Annual Report

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| Aug 30, 2021

No more delays: NSW must publish HSC exam timetable

By Dallas McInerney, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Schools NSW First published in The Sydney Morning Herald 30/8/2021 Does every problem have a solution? The answer must always be yes; to think otherwise is to contemplate life without hope or, indeed, a future. The pandemic is seriously testing this outlook. Our policymakers are confronting wicked challenges in real-time against an...
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| Aug 06, 2021

Safety, Certainty and Learning

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| Aug 06, 2021

Safety, Certainty and Learning for Term 3 in NSW Catholic Schools

MEDIA RELEASE: Safety, Certainty and Learning for Term 3 in NSW Catholic Schools Catholic Schools NSW welcomes the announcement from the NSW Government today and has overlaid this with additional detail. Acknowledging that the pandemic continues to surprise, it is our ambition to provide as much certainty and clear guidance as possible for school operations, teacher planning, student participation and...
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| Jun 01, 2021

Catholic Schools NSW Non-Government Reform Support Fund 2020 Annual Report

The Catholic Schools New South Wales - 2020 NGRSF Annual Report for Catholic Schools New South Wales Non-Government Representative Body under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund.
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| Mar 26, 2021

Statement of Intent: Our Shared Commitment

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| Dec 17, 2020

Catholic school students top the state in 16 HSC subjects in 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Catholic school students top the state in 16 HSC subjects in 2020 Catholic school students achieved outstanding results in this years Higher School Certificate exams, with 15 students receiving First in Course awards for 16 subjects. Catholic Schools NSW Chief Executive Officer said these students should be especially proud of their achievements this year. These students should feel...
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| Nov 15, 2020

A Pathway to Better, Smarter Regulation for Catholic Schools in NSW

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| Oct 22, 2020

2019 Annual Report

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| Sep 03, 2020

‘ABC vs The Facts’ on School Funding

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| Sep 03, 2020

‘Schools in, Schools Out – Says who?’

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| Aug 03, 2020

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Catholic Schools New South Wales 2017 Annual Report Final School's in, school's out - says who ABC vs The Facts on School Funding    
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| Apr 17, 2020

Reopening the schools will let kids learn and get parents back to work

By Dallas McInerney, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Schools NSW First published in Financial Review 17/4/2020 In pushing for schools to reopen, Scott Morrison rightly struck a note of caution forthe educational prospects of Australian students. Few would disagree with the goal of having our schools fully engaged with learning, though the timing must be right for school communities. The...
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| Dec 05, 2019

2018 Annual Report

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| Dec 05, 2019

2017 Annual Report

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| Oct 09, 2019

Measurement and outcome-based funding in New South Wales schools

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| Oct 09, 2019

Best place for the contest of ideas is in the classroom

Catholic school students would receive a more balanced view of important social and political issues in class than at unregulated, non-educational events, Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools New South Wales) said today. Catholic Schools New South Wales Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney says Catholic education supported students becoming more informed about the world and their role in its future but...
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| Jul 29, 2019

New report shows path to more diverse school leadership

School authorities must deliberately target their diverse teaching ranks to identify and foster potential leaders from all cultural backgrounds and genders, a new report recommended today. Kelly Humphrey - an Education Officer in the Wagga Wagga Catholic Schools Office and the recipient of the 2018 Brother John Taylor Fellowship - recently researched initiatives in the UK and Fortune 500 companies...
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| Jun 18, 2019

NSW Government school funding should follow need, not sector

Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools New South Wales) today welcomed increased education funding in the 2019-2020 NSW Budget but said programs to address disadvantage should be provided to all students who need them, not just those in government schools. Catholic Schools New South Wales Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney welcomed confirmation that the capital funding increase for non-government schools -...
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| Jun 03, 2019

NSW Catholic schools saved taxpayers $480 million in 2018

Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools New South Wales) has today released a report showing its schools saved taxpayers almost half a billion dollars last year and will save more than $2.5 billion by 2022. The report is the first in a series of three volumes outlining the benefits of the NSW Catholic schools sector, Catholic Schools New South Wales Chief...
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| Apr 02, 2019

Catholic education welcomes Sarah Mitchell and Kevin Conolly

Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools New South Wales) today congratulated the Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC on her appointment as NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, saying it looks forward to working with her on important issues concerning the education sector. We also welcome Kevin Conolly MP as the new Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Catholic Schools New South Wales...
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| Apr 01, 2019

Catholic Schools NSW Non-Government Reform Support Fund 2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan

The Catholic Schools New South Wales 2019-22 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools New South Wales Non-Government Representative Body under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund
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| Mar 18, 2019

Submission to Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

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| Mar 14, 2019

Catholic education says schools are best place to learn about issues

Catholic school students would receive a more balanced view of important social and political issues in class than at unregulated, non-educational events, Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools New South Wales) said today. Catholic Schools New South Wales Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney says Catholic education supported students becoming more informed about the world and their role in its future. These...
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| Mar 07, 2019

Historic capital funding pledge helps Catholic schools plan for growth

Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools New South Wales) said the NSW Governments capital funding boost gives the non-government schools sector the certainty it needs to plan and meet its share of enrolment growth. The NSW Government today announced it would triple its capital grants to the 944-strong non-government schools sector - which educates one-third of NSW students - to $500...
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| Feb 11, 2019

Global achievers win top NSW Catholic schools sports honours

Paralympian swimmer Tim Hodge and world cross-country champion Ella Heeney have received the Vince Villa Award for most outstanding NSW Catholic school athletes in 2018. Tim and Ella join past winners of the prestigious NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) honour which have included Olympian Jana Pittman and NRL stars Nathan Cleary and Campbell Graham. CCC Chairman John Sparks said the...
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| Feb 01, 2019

A quarter of a million Catholic school students back in class this week

Almost 257,000 students will walk through the gates of nearly 600 Catholic schools across NSW this week, Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools New South Wales) said today. Catholic Schools New South Wales Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney said Catholic education supported a valuable feature of the NSW education landscape school choice. Catholic schools educate one in five NSW students...
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| Dec 18, 2018

Submission responding to the Review of the NSW Curriculum

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| Mar 18, 2014

Submission to the Review of the Australian Curriculum

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| Dec 25, 2013

Submission to the NSW Board of Studies on Review of Languages Education in NSW

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| Dec 06, 2011

Catholic Schools New South Wales Review of Early Childhood Funding

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| Dec 22, 2010

Catholic Schools New South Wales Special Needs Submission to NSW Legislative Council

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| Aug 01, 2008

Supporting Aboriginal Students being Schooled Away from Home

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| Jul 01, 2008

Response to NSW Government Consultation Paper on Raising the NSW School Leaving Age

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| Feb 28, 2008

Joint Submission to the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW

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Response to Disability Royal Commission report

Catholic Schools NSW supports the fundamental and universal right of all children to an education. Catholic education supports families in educating their children across a range of settings, including mainstream schools, support classes within mainstream schools and specialist settings. Catholic...
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2023 Annual Report: Aboriginal Education Outcomes in NSW Catholic Schools

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