Priority Items

Catholic Schools New South Wales Aboriginal Education Digital Resource Launched (Ref: 241/21)

The Aboriginal Education digital resource is now live!

Catholic Schools NSW are delighted to  launch the Aboriginal Education Digital Resource for teachers and families.

Explore the website here.

Professional Learning

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


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

Registration is available here

For further information contact

0409 606 437


Early Childhood Guided Learning Packages (242/21)

The NSW Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of early childhood guided learning packages.

The early childhood guided learning packages have been developed by early childhood professionals and learning designers. They can be used to supplement learning at home for 3–5-year-old preschool children if they are not accessing their usual preschool or early childhood education due to COVID-19 restrictions. The packages can be used by early childhood teachers and educators when supporting families to engage with the child’s learning at home.

The packages contain a full week of learning activities such as shared reading, singing, physical movement, creative arts and include explicit teaching guidance and open-ended learning experiences for children. They link to The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia and support children in their transition to school.

A new package will be launched each Tuesday and will also be available as a printable version. Find the first week of activities at early childhood guided learning packages.


Early Childhood Professional Learning Opportunities (Ref: 243/21)

To help support the early childhood education and care sector, the NSW Department of Education provide a range of free professional development initiatives through the Sector Development Program.

Find our more HERE


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


The Rhythm Village (Ref: 245/21)

The Rhythm Village has released a new series of online professional learning courses and music workshop videos for teachers and parents of students with additional learning and support needs. The resources are designed to be used in the classroom or at home.

Further information can be accessed here  or by contacting, phone 0449 805116



Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd Newsletter (Ref: 247/21)

The August 2021 edition of the ACSL Ltd newsletter includes information about a number of important updates such as new Safeguarding training and resources, the newly formed Audit Advisory Group and the revised Safeguarding Audit Framework.

The newsletter can be found here.

Newsletter subscription information can be found at the end of the newsletter.


National Child Protection Week 2021 - Webinar (Ref: 248/21)

The National Child Protection Week 2021 webinar.

Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer will host a panel discussion on this year’s theme “Every child deserves a fair go”.

This will include a line-up of organisations who will share their experiences of inclusion and equity and what organisations can do to help children thrive.

For booking click here.


NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme - Webinar (Ref: 249/21)

Join the Director and senior staff for a 3 hour session to get expert and tailored information that will help your organisation understand its legal obligations. The session will cover how the reportable conduct scheme relates to your daily work and will include school-specific data insights and case study examples, information about how to strengthen investigations and a question and answer session.

For registration click here.


National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - National Child Protection Week 2021 (Ref: 250/21)

National Child Protection Week is being held 6-10 September 2021 through a series of webinars.

Every child, in every community, needs a fair go. To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.

Find the full program and join any or all of the webinars HERE.


School Newsletter

CrookED Science Workshops (Ref: 236/21)

CrookED Science is holding teacher and student workshops. A 25% discount is available through the promo code provided to Catholic Schools New South Wales. Read the PDF’s below for more information.

CrookED Science – T3 2021 – Catholic Students

CrookED Science – T3 2021 – Catholic Teachers


Podcast: Building mental health literacy in schools with Kristen Douglas (Ref: 227/21)

As New South Wales has been forced into a state-wide lockdown, the mental health issues of students, parents & teachers is a major concern.

Jennifer Coen, State Manager (Wellbeing) at Catholic Schools New South Wales speaks with Kristen Douglas the National Director of HeadSpace Schools about the importance of mental health literacy & how HeadSpace Schools can help!