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

Biology

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

Chemistry

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

Physics

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 https://learn.csnsw.cloud

STEP 2: Access the by clicking here https://learn.csnsw.cloud/r/app/explore/playlist/36110533

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

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Assessment and Data Literacy Co-contribution Sponsorship Initiative (Ref: 152/21)

Calling Principals and Senior Leaders – Talking Data and Assessment Literacy with Professor Jim Tognolini, Director of the Centre for Educational Measurement and Assessment (CEMA) at the University of Sydney.

As partners committed to providing teachers with the best PD in assessment and the use of data, we would like to invite primary and secondary Principals and other senior leaders to a session with Jim to learn more about the Assessment and Data Literacy Co-contribution Sponsorship Initiative (The Initiative) and other PD opportunities for teachers and school leaders.

After outlining what we can offer you and your school, Jim would welcome an opportunity to have a conversation about the issues and challenges you face with a view to developing a program that supports you an our teachers.

This particular Initiative  we are  launching will offer access to either Module 1 Data Literacy or Module 1 Assessment Literacy, costs worn by Catholic Schools NSW with schools taking up the offer encouraged to self-fund the purchase of another module at a special price.  Each module offers NESA Accredited Interim Professional Development hours.

2 sessions on 15 June

  • 9:30am-10:30am
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm

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 https://learn.csnsw.cloud

STEP 2: Access the by clicking here https://learn.csnsw.cloud/r/app/explore/playlist/36115109

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

 

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Mini-Certificate of Gifted Education (Mini-COGE) workshops (Ref: 147/21)

UNSW is offering Mini-Certificate of Gifted Education (Mini-COGE) workshops

GERRIC’s Mini-Certificate of Gifted Education (Mini-COGE) provides useful and practical professional development to educators in supporting gifted and high potential students. Gifted and high potential students are not necessarily high achievers; in this course we focus on how to engage and support these students to reach their high potential.

The Mini-COGE will help you to:

  • Identify gifted, high potential and talented students
  • Differentiate the curriculum for high potential students
  • Implement ability grouping or acceleration
  • Understand gifted education research and best practices
  • Develop an existing (or create a new) unit of work to best suit the needs of the differentiated classroom and gifted students

For more information visit here.

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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 karen.ferrante@csnsw.catholic.edu.au

 


'Stand Tall’ Building hope and resilience in students (Ref: 146/21)

Stand tall is a live event for secondary school students (largest of its kind in Australia) and is aimed at promoting mental health & resilience.

Stand Tall was established to build hope, inspiration, a sense of value & belonging.

For more information click here.

Stand Tall Livestream Flyer 2021


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:

Seek

Catholic Jobs Online

Human Resources:  hr@csnsw.catholic.edu.au

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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:  hr@csnsw.catholic.edu.au

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Fellowships/Awards

Regional / Remote Teaching and Learning Excellence Award (Ref: 155/21)

The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Regional / Remote Teaching and Learning Excellence Award is an opportunity to give educators, in all sectors, the ability to share the material they have developed as a teaching and learning resource, which has been delivered as part of an online learning program. It allows for reflections of the educator’s course materials and instructional strategies and provides educators the opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of the material, by assessing the achievement of the learning outcomes of students, as well as the level of rapport achieved by the educator.

These awards have been created to encourage excellence in the development of online resource materials which is accessed by students in regional / remote learning environments. The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales will award two winners from Regional / Remote Teaching and Learning applications associated with education delivery in any School sector, including TAFE, VET and University.

Nomination Form 2021

Please submit your nomination form to: president@teachersguild.nsw.edu.au by Friday 11 June 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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