Priority Items

2021 NAPLAN results are now available in Scout (Ref: 256/21)

Schools should note that student growth is currently only available for Reading and Numeracy.  Other domains will follow shortly.

NSW Catholic schools access Scout directly via NETid. Schools should contact for assistance with access to Scout through NETid or to report any issues identified in Scout.

Hardcopy 2021 NAPLAN Student Individual Reports have been dispatched to schools from 6 September. Schools should consider that there may be some delays in delivery given the current lockdown situation.

ACARA has released the ISR FAQs for parents/carers in both English and  in other languages. ISR FAQs are available here.

2021 Faith in the Future Virtual Symposium (257/21)

Upcoming Event: Wednesday 27 October 2021 3.00pm – 4.15pm

2021 Faith in the Future Virtual Symposium

A free ticketed event for educators and leaders in Catholic schools, education offices and universities.

Register here

Keynote: This is the WORK! Presented by Dr Lyn Sharratt

Every student deserves to have us meet and exceed their expectations. How can we do that? We need alignment, focus, and resolve to be the best teachers and leaders we can be – with a little help from our friends, colleagues and educational research.


2022 CSSA Trial HSC Examinations: Expressions of Interest for Convenors and Assessors (Ref: 254/21)

The CSSA Trial HSC Examinations are prepared by committees of practicing teachers, university lecturers and educational consultants in a variety of HSC courses.

The Head of CSSA Exams is seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

Convenors for the following 2022 CSSA Trial HSC Examinations

  • Mathematics Extension 1/Extension 2
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Studies of Religion 1/Studies of Religion 11

Assessors for the following 2022 CSSA HSC Trial HSC Examinations

  • Multiple Choice
  • Mathematics Extension 1/Mathematics Extension 2
  • English Extension
  • English Studies

Find below four letters regarding the Expression of Interest requirements for the roles with the CSSA and the application process.

Interested applicants are asked to send a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae to Monica O’Brien, Head CSSA Exams, to by 9am Monday 20th September 2021.

2022 CSSA TRIAL HSC EXAMINATIONS-EOI-Assessor-Mathematics Ex1&2, English Ex1, English Studies


2022 CSSA TRIAL HSC EXAMINATIONS-EOI-Convenor-Maths Ex1, Maths Ex2, Maths Ad



Professional Learning

Finance and Strategic Risk Management for Catholic Schools (Ref: 233/21)

Join us for a one day online course delivered as a live webinar on by Australian Catholic University Executive Education and Catholic Schools NSW. The learning will be led by Michael Willis a board chair and company director with over 28 years’ experience in corporate governance, accounting, and finance. Michael will be joined through the day by Audrey Bower, Chief Legal and Risk Officer at Catholic Schools NSW.

Tuesday 28 September 9am – 4pm

$795 + GST

For further information contact 0409 606 437

Follow this link to register


Registrations open for Catholic Schools NSW Virtual Education Law Symposium (Ref: 225/21)

We are excited to announce the 2021 Education Law Symposium will be going ahead in a virtual capacity with a new date of Thursday 23 September 2021. Catholic Schools NSW invites principals, heads of governance and compliance, finance officers and others designated as responsible persons to the 2021 Education Law Symposium: Catholic School Governance for the Common Good.

This professional development forum will cover topics related to the unique governance challenges Catholic schools face. The day will feature presentations by guest speakers and panels, including high profile industry experts and experienced administrators, providing insight and guidance for the future of our sector.

Join us for an enjoyable day of questioning, learning and connecting.

Catholic Schools New South Wales is a NESA approved provider of Governance Training and the Symposium will constitute 6 hours of approved governance training for ‘responsible persons’.

Please register your interest today via this link.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email within 48-72 hours.

If you have any questions please contact


Catholic Schools New South Wales 2021 DISruptABILITY Conference Now Fully Online

Due to the uncertainties surrounding ongoing lockdowns across NSW and for the safety and wellbeing for all involved, the DISruptABILITY Conference will now be conducted fully online in November.

The line-up of high-quality local and international presenters remain the same though and be assured that this inaugural Catholic Schools New South Wales conference will be an innovative and memorable virtual professional learning event for all participants.


Learn more: conference website

WHEN: Thursday 18 & Friday 19 November, 2021

WHERE: Virtual, On Demand

REGISTRATION: Now one-flat rate $495 – creating a high-quality virtual experience

AUDIENCE: This conference seeks to be inclusive of all those who provide educational support and care for students with disability in our schools, and so schools are encouraged to bring teams.



Assessment and Data Literacy Modules (Ref: 238/21)

Professor Jim Tognolini of the Centre for Educational Measurement & Assessment (CEMA) Sydney University have designed a series of modules in assessment and data literacy.

The modules are NESA Accredited at proficient teacher and available online and on demand. Catholic Schools New South Wales is offering the modules at a reduced price of $270 per teacher per module and we also have fully funded places for Assessment Literacy Module 1 and Data Literacy Module 1 for schools and diocese.

Please contact Mary Ryan for further information and eligibility for access to the sponsored or subsidised modules. 0409 606 437


School Newsletter

ATO School Leaver Program applications are open (Ref: 258/21)

Applications for the new Australian Taxation Office (ATO) School Leaver program open 6 September and close 1 October 2021.

The ATO is looking for candidates in Newcastle, Gosford,  Geelong who have successfully completed their Year 12 studies in the last two years (2020 and 2021).

The 12-month ongoing program offers many benefits, including a competitive salary, structured on-the-job and corporate training.

Candidates will have the chance to challenge and enrich their learning by undertaking work experience in an administration officer or client experience officer role. The ATO is looking for candidates who have a willingness to learn, embrace challenges and are team players. They’ll be supported along the way by a work placement team leader, learning and development trainers and a dedicated program manager.

If you know someone who might be interested, spread the word by sharing the ATO’s  Facebook or LinkedIn posts and tell them to apply today at