Priority Items

2022 CSSA Trial HSC Examinations: Expressions of Interest for Convenors and Assessor (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

Assessor for the following 2022 CSSA HSC Trial HSC Examinations

  • Multiple Choice

Find below two 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.

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

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


Creating Learning and Teaching Resources (Ref: 253/21)

The National Copyright Unit is hosting a one-hour lunchtime copyright question and answer session on Thursday (via Zoom) to assist jurisdictions and school bodies in lockdown.

The session is for curriculum developers and other staff in the Departments of Education or non-government school bodies involved in creating and providing educational resources to students, teachers, schools and parents. Please note, this session is not for teachers or schools.

Even if you are not in lockdown, but you think this would useful in order to prepare for potential lockdown, you are welcome to attend.

Registration is required for each Q&A session.

When: Thursday 9 September 12-1pm

Where: Zoom. Register by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Who is welcome: Departmental/ Non-government school bodies’ staff involved in creating and providing education resources to teachers, schools and parents.

See: Creating Learning and Teaching Resources: A Guide For Departments of Education and Non-Government Administering Bodies

Please note: Teachers and schools can contact NCU for copyright advice by phone at (02) 7814 3855 and via email

They can also find practical copyright information and guides on including the information sheet COVID-19 School Lockdown – Copyright Guidance.

NCU also run webinars aimed at teachers. Information can be found on their website here.


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



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.


School Newsletter

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.

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