Tomorrow - CER Webinar - Management and Obligations for Ill and Injured Workers (Ref: 114/24)

Catholic Employment Relations (CER) is providing a training session that will cover essential areas such as effectively managing short-term and long-term absences within the workforce and understanding the termination of employment process. Additionally, an analysis of a legal case, Laviano v Fair Work Ombudsman [2017] FCCA 197, will be conducted to gain valuable insights into the practical applications of these legislative protections. By the end of the webinar, participants will have the knowledge and tools needed to ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations. Click HERE to register.

Academy for Enterprising Girls Super Assembly and HEX Career Workshops ​​​​​​​(Ref: 106/24)

Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta is hosting the Academy for Enterprising Girls Leadership Series Day on Thursday, 23 May. Thanks to support from the federal government, the day is free to attend.

There are two events within this day for which you can register to attend:

  1. Super Assembly (9:30-11:30am) with guest speaker Taylor Dee Hawkins.
  2. Career Exploration Workshop (12:00pm-2pm) facilitated by HEX.

Who should attend this event?

Our future women leaders in Years 10, 11 and 12 who want to get access to expert advice and support in launching their careers.

How do you register?

Go to for further details and to register your interest. Please note that there are limited seats available for the Career Exploration Workshop (which is capped at 150).

Professional Learning

Register Now: Education Law Symposium (Ref: 95/24)

Catholic Schools NSW invites principals, heads of governance and compliance, finance officers, and others designated ‘responsible persons’ to attend the 2024 Catholic Schools NSW Education Law Symposium.

The theme of this year’s symposium is Catholic School Governance: Shaping Our Future.

The symposium will be held on Monday 15 July 2024 at the Sydney Sofitel Wentworth.

Designed for leaders in the management and governance of Catholic schools, systems, and agencies, this in-person event will explore the complex governance issues that challenge our sector and provide valuable insights and opportunities for discussion.

This year’s symposium will include keynotes, panels, and workshop sessions discussing the following topics:

  • Section 83C
  • Responsible Persons
  • AI and Implications for School Governance
  • Ministerial Public Juridic Persons
  • The school curriculum
  • Effective governance
  • Teacher supply.

You can register here.


Legal and Policy

Modern Slavery Statement Reminder for the 2023 Financial Year (Ref: 116/24)

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (‘the Act’) commenced in 2019 and requires entities with a consolidated revenue above $100 million in the 2023 Financial Year to submit an annual modern slavery statement, outlining how they are addressing the risks of modern slavery in their businesses and supply chains.

You can find the requirements under the Act here: Modern Slavery Act 2018

Entities covered by the Act with a reporting period between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023 must submit their modern slavery statements for FY2023 by 30 June 2024. Failure to submit by this date may result in action by the Minister for Home Affairs.

For Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery (ACAN) members, certain deadlines are applicable, and participants should refer to the ACAN portal:


Student Resources

Paddock to Plate Free Teaching Resources (Ref: 118/24) 

The resources provided by Australian Good Meat Education are tailored for both primary and high school levels, spanning from Foundation to Year 10. They cover a wide range of topics related to the meat industry, such as on-farm production practices, the supply chain, food security and nutrition, ethical production methods, feeding strategies and domestic and export market dynamics.
Sustainability is a cross-curriculum priority area emphasized throughout the resources. The comprehensive suite includes Teacher Guides, Lesson Plans, Student Activities, a teacher instructional video, and various supplementary materials for classroom use. Additionally, for Stage 6 (senior secondary) students, there are resources specifically aligned with learning outcomes to support the analysis of agricultural research studies. Further information can be found here: 


School Updates & Newsletter

2024 HSC Written Exam Timetable Released (Ref: 111/24) 

The 2024 Higher School Certificate Written Exam Timetable has been released by NESA. Students and parents can now check the dates and times of final exams, commencing on Tuesday 15 October.

Click here to download the timetable.

For further information, search for specific classes and find tips on how to prepare, visit the NSW Government website.