Priority Items

Correspondence from the NSW Premier

Catholic Schools New South Wales wishes to draw your attention to two letters from the NSW Premier.

The first letter from the NSW Premier is addressed to teachers and school administrative staff and the second is addressed to parents.

Premier Letter to Parents

Premier Letter to Teachers and Admin Staff


Professional Learning

Teacher & Educator Wellbeing - free webinar by Black Dog Institute 

You are invited to attend a free webinar by the Black Dog Institute. The topics for discussion include: the main psychological stressors facing educators, what principals and managers can do to protect educator mental health in 2022 and updated evidence based resources available for teachers/educators

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Time: 12pm-1pm

Please register using this link: Register Here



Civil Liability Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2021

The Civil Liability Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2021 which sought to amend the Civil Liability Act 2002 has now come into force as law in New South Wales. The Act now enables ‘courts to set aside certain agreements that settled claims for child abuse where it is just and reasonable to do so and to ensure that Part 2A of [the Civil Liability Act 2002] does not restrict awards of damages for child abuse’.

This reform has been made as part of the legislative response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse, which found that many survivors of sexual abuse had entered into settlement agreements that survivors felt were inadequate due to ‘legal technicalities’ that they had faced, or because they had felt forced into accepting particular settlements, particularly in light of the power imbalances between a survivor and an institution.

More information about the new law can be found here.

For further clarification or help, you can also contact the Catholic Schools NSW Legal Hotline on 1800 4Catholic Schools New South Wales (1800 427 679).


School Newsletter

Applications open for the NSW Youth Advisory Council 2022

Recruitment for the NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) 2022 is currently open.

Membership of the YAC is open to children and young people between 12-24 years of age residing in NSW. Applications are particularly sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences.

The 12 member YAC provides a direct avenue of communication between young people and the NSW Government. The YAC meets regularly throughout the year to discuss a range of topics and provide feedback on policies, procedures and resources affecting children and young people.

Members also provide feedback to community groups, government agencies and Departments and Ministers on issues concerning children and young people.

Applications close 13 March, 2022.

For further information about the YAC and for young people to apply, please use or share the link below:

If you have any questions feel free to call the office on (02) 9248 0970 or email

MEXT 2022 Scholarships - Teacher Training Category 

The Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2022 ,Teacher Training Category is now open, and applications close on Friday 18 February 2022.

Details and application forms are available on the Embassy of Japan in Australia website 

Please address any enquiries to the Embassy via or (02) 6273 3244.