Priority Items

REGISTRATIONS OPEN: Catholic Schools NSW Education Law Symposium 2022 (Ref: 144/22)

Registrations are now open for the Catholic Schools NSW Education Law Symposium 2022. The Symposium will be held on Thursday 29 September 2022.

Catholic Schools NSW invites principals, heads of governance and compliance, finance officers and others designated as ‘responsible persons’ in Catholic education to attend for a day of governance learning, discussion and action.

This year’s theme is: Catholic Schools Governance: In the Spirit of Service.

Catholic Schools NSW is a NESA approved provider of Governance Training.

Further information, including the full programme will be released closer to the Symposium.

Find out more and register here.

Access the Symposium website here. 

Professional Learning

Managing Suicidality and Selfharm- Training for School Counsellors in Congregational Schools, FREE Workshop (Ref: 132/22)

The Managing Suicidality and Selfharm workshop has been designed to increase the capacity of school counsellors to risk assess, manage and support students exhibiting suicidality and self harm. School counsellors will have the opportunity to work on real case studies, reflect on their own experiences, and learn from peers.

The program has been developed by the Black Dog Institute and will precede the roll out of system wide guidelines for managing suicidality and self harm.

The workshop will be held in Sydney on Wednesday July 27 2022 8.30am-4.30pm.  The workshop includes morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea.

Places are limited.

Interested staff please contact Jennifer Coen, Senior Manager, Wellbeing Catholic Schools New South Wales, to register:

For more information about the course, please click here: Youth in Distress- Managing Suicidality and Self-harm Course Information


Employment Opportunities

2023 CSSA TRIAL HSC EXAMINATIONS: Expressions of Interest for a Convenor - Business Studies (Ref: 145/22)

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

Convenor for the following 2023 CSSA Trial HSC Examination:

  • Business Studies

The CSSA provides teachers and students in schools throughout New South Wales, ACT and internationally with high quality Trial HSC Examinations that will provide a sound basis for their preparation for the HSC examinations later in the year. The CSSA Trial HSC Examinations are prepared by committees of practicing teachers, university lecturers and education consultants in a variety of HSC courses.

Interested applicants are asked to send a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae to Monica O’Brien, Head CSSA Exams, at by 9am Monday 25 July 2022.

Please find more information regarding the Expression of Interest requirements and the application process here: 2023 CSSA TRIAL HSC EXAMINATIONS-EOI-Convenor-Business Studies


School Newsletter

CCSP 2022 Roger O’Sullivan Memorial Award for Family, School and Community Partnerships for Learning (Ref: 128/22)

Entries are now open for the 2022 Roger O’Sullivan Memorial Award, run by the Council of Catholic School Parents (CCSP).

The 2022 Roger O’Sullivan Memorial Award for Family, School and Community Partnerships for Learning is awarded to a school community, including parents and carers, that can demonstrate exemplary practice in building partnerships between home and school to enhance the learning outcomes of students. These projects may focus on faith formation, the school curriculum, student wellbeing, or any combination of the three.

The recipient of the 2022 Roger O’Sullivan Memorial Award will receive a tailored publicity campaign and $4,000 to further the initiative.  More information and an application form are available here.  

Read about the winning initiatives from previous years here.

The entry deadline is: 27 July 2022

2023 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships- Applications Now Open (Ref: 141/22) 

Applications for the 2023 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships are now OPEN.

The Scholarship program offers recipients up to $15,000 for 5-week study tours between January and June 2023.

There are various scholarships available for primary, secondary, TAFE and early childhood teachers.

2023 Premier’s Teacher Scholarships timeline: 

Applications open: 27 June – 26 August 2022

Selection panels held: 10 – 14 October 2022

Recipients announced by Premier: 30 November 2022

Study tours conducted: 5 weeks between January and June 2023

Access the NSW Government website for more information and how to apply here. 

Read more about the scholarships available and who can apply for each scholarship here: 2023 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships Brochure.

'Why lest we Forget' ANZAC Art Competition (Ref: 143/22)

Art Competition – Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration 2023

RSL NSW, Catholic Schools NSW, the Department of Education, and the Association of Independent Schools NSW have launched an art competition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the RSL and the Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration that will take place in April 2023.

The Commemoration:

The commemoration takes place annually at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, with the formal proceedings delivered entirely by school students from across the three school sectors. The service aims to educate and encourage younger Australians to learn about Australia’s military history, whilst paying respect to the service and sacrifice of servicemen and servicewomen.

The Competition:

The art competition is open to Catholic School Students and Catholic Schools New South Wales encourages all Catholic school staff to take note of this information and share with their respective school.

The theme for this year’s artwork is ‘Why lest we Forget’ (Why do we commemorate the ANZACS). The central concepts are:

  • Significance of ANZAC Day
  • Spirit of the ANZACs
  • Sacrifice, Endurance, Mateship, Perseverance


  • A personal connection to the student’s Australian defence family history.
  • Connecting the history of Australian service with contemporary veterans on ANZAC Day.
  • Significant anniversaries of conflicts like 70th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.
  • Battles within the Korean War (Kapyong, Maryang San, Samichon River – the Hook).
  • Involvement of United Nations in the Korean War.

There will be 14 finalists selected, with all receiving:

  • A session with the ANZAC Memorial Veteran Artist in residence,
  • The exhibition of their artwork at the ANZAC memorial in April 2023,
  • A finalist certificate and a medal,
  • An invitation to attend the 2023 RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Service.

There will be two winners, with each of their artwork’s featuring on the cover of the 2023 RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Service Program. The winning artists will receive an invitation to attend the 2023 NSW ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Martin Place as VIPs.

This competition is open to all students within NSW, with submissions (by schools only) due by 16 September 2022.

Each school may submit a maximum of two artworks. Multi-campus schools may submit two artworks per campus. For schools that are K-12 please submit a separate form for primary and secondary school entries.

For more information including the guidelines, how to submit artwork, judging, promotional collateral and FAQs please visit:

 Access the media release here: Media Release- Art competition to remember our ANZACS

Access the Art Competition Poster, Social Tile and Flyer here:

RSL and Schools ANZAC Art Competition Poster

RSL and Schools ANZAC Art Competition Social Tile

RSL and Schools ANZAC Art Competition Flyer