Priority Items

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) 2021 Early School Preliminary Report (Ref: 144/21)

Schools completing the AEDC 2021 data collection now have access to an Early School Preliminary Report. Schools that have finalised their data collection will immediately receive a two page preliminary report as soon as they complete the collection. Page one of the report provides an overview of the AEDC and page two provides an indication of trends. The data collection closes on 25 June 2021.

Professional Learning

Science “HSC Student Revision” Workshops Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Ref: 153/21)

Since 2019, Crooked Science has been running HSC Student Revision workshops in each of the sciences, run by subject experts with HSC marking experience and more. These workshops have been well received and a suite of these 2-hour workshops via Zoom have been developed for 2021. The workshops will cover the content and skills from Modules 6 & 7, paying particular attention to difficult material and common mistakes. All students will walk away with a range of resources and strategies.

$30 inclusive of GST per student.

Science HSC Revision Workshops Modules 6 & 7


17 June 2021, 3:00-5:00pm


21 June 2021, 3:00-5:00pm


22 June 2021, 3:00-5:00pm

If you have visited Catholic Schools New South Wales Professional Learning before this link will take you directly to registration, simply choose the morning or afternoon session.

If you have not visited Catholic Schools New South Wales Professional Leaning before please follow the 2-step process outlined here.

STEP 1: Access the Catholic Schools New South Wales Professional Learning Dashboard click here

STEP 2: Access the by clicking here

If you have never accessed the platform before you will need to follow the 2 steps.


Instructional Strategies Systematic Instruction - Short Course Term 3 (Ref: 165/21)

Applications are open for the Term 3 intake of the next short course with Dr Bree Jimenez, Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Texas

This professional learning short course targets the evidence-based instructional strategy of Systemic Instruction for students with disabilities.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • be proficient in the use of systematic instruction as an instructional strategy to support students
  • through one-to-one live coaching, develop the tools to successfully implement response prompting procedures within their classroom
  • trial systematic instruction procedures in their classrooms with selected students and collect student data to identify how students are responding to the instructional strategies


Teachers (specialist or otherwise) in both systemic and non-systemic schools, who have direct daily contact in classrooms with a consistent cohort of students


Sound like a teaching strategy you would like to implement in your classroom?
Learn more HERE and complete a short application to apply.


Further information about the course please contact



Modern Slavery eLearning Module – Complimentary Access (Ref: 164/21)

Catholic Schools NSW is participating in the Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network (ACAN) Modern Slavery Risk Management Program alongside 35 other Catholic organisations from education, health & aged care, dioceses, social services, finance and investment.

Modern slavery is an umbrella term that includes:

  • Trafficking in persons
  • The worst forms of child labour
  • Slavery or slavery-like conditions
  • Debt bondage
  • Deceptive recruiting for labour or services
  • Forced labour
  • Servitude

According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index 40.3 million people are enslaved in the world today, with the highest number in the Asia Pacific region. Of those people trapped in slavery in the Asia Pacific region some 70% are women and girls.

The first step of the ACAN Program is to commence engagement with staff to build an understanding of modern slavery risks and impacts.  For this purpose, ACAN has produced a series of highly interactive e-learning modules to access professional, factual and engaging training materials.

The first of five modules is now accessible for no cost to all Catholic Schools NSW member schools via this link:

ACAN’s modern slavery eLearning modules include:

  • Module 1: Modern Slavery 101
  • Module 2: Business Relevance
  • Module 3: Implementing a Modern Slavery Risk Management Program
  • Module 4: Modern Slavery Risk Management for Suppliers
  • Module 5: Remedy Pathway

Catholic organisations can access more information about the 2021-2023 ACAN Modern Slavery Risk Management Program including over 30 templates, tools and resources via this link:

We strongly encourage schools to think about how modern slavery risks may impact on them and their supply chains (for example, those supply chains relevant to school uniforms, sporting equipment, IT and stationery needs), and reach out to their Diocese education office to find out more about ACAN membership. We can also assist in answering any questions about ACAN or modern slavery more generally via our Legal Hotline on  1800 4Catholic Schools New South Wales (1800 427 679).


School Newsletter

Phonics screening check available for schools (Ref: 161/21)

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check , developed by the NSW Department of Education, is an optional online reading assessment available to both diocesan Catholic schools and schools operated by Religious Institutes and Ministerial Public Juridic Persons, with a Year 1 student cohort.

Schools that choose to use the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will have the flexibility to schedule the assessment to best suit their school and student needs within the assessment window.

Online professional learning will be available to support both the administration of the assessment and the analysis of results. More information including how to access to Professional Learning will be available after opting in.

The access fee is $2 per student for schools not participating in the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan (2017-2021). Schools will be invoiced for the access fees following the assessment window.

Additional information is available in this factsheet.

The assessment window is in term 3.

2 August 2021 – 20 August 2021

To participate in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check schools must register by Thursday 24 June using this link.

For additional information please contact


Employment Opportunities

Senior Legal Counsel (Ref: 162/21)

An employment opportunity at Catholic Schools New South Wales for the role of Senior Legal Counsel is open for applications. This position will support the Chief Legal and Risk Officer by delivering reliable, high quality legal advice and related compliance services to the Chief Executive Officer and senior Catholic Schools NSW employees.

This position may suit someone who is looking to move from a highly regulated environment such as financial services to a new regulatory environment with significant compliance and regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time role and is subject to a Working with Children Check.

Please apply with cover letter and resume through the following links:


Catholic Jobs Online

Human Resources:


Assistant Company Secretary (Ref: 163/21)

This position will support the Company Secretary and the Chief Legal and Risk Officer by undertaking all administration activities required to support the work of the Catholic Schools New South Wales Board and its Committees.

The purpose of this role is to ensure the efficient and effective operations of Catholic Schools New South Wales Board meetings and related activities and to deliver high quality support to the board of Catholic Schools New South Wales.

This is a part-time role, three days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and may suit someone returning to the workforce or stepping back from a more senior role. This role is subject to a NSW Working with Children Check.

Please apply with cover letter and resume through the following links:

Catholic Jobs Online

Human Resources: