CEM priorities for 2017

14 Feb 2017

With the school year now under way it is the perfect opportunity to look at how the staff at Catholic Education Melbourne are working together to deliver the best possible outcomes for students. Catholic education has a mission of inclusion,

Productivity Commission reporting Letter to the Editor The Age

3 Feb 2017

Dear Sir   The demand for a Catholic education remains strong despite The Age’s claim (3 February) Catholic school enrolments “steadily decreased” last year.   It might be time for The Age’s education writers to go back to school. It

Financial Review Letter to the Editor

8 Dec 2016

 Dear Sir   Tim Dodd’s article on the latest PISA results (7 December 2016, “Schools fail again, OECD finds”) claims that “Catholic schools were the worst performing school sector” in Australia after adjusting for socio economic differences. This is simply

Grattan schools report fundamentally flawed

29 Nov 2016

The Grattan Institute report Circuit breaker a new compact for school funding is fundamentally flawed, according to Catholic Education Melbourne Executive Director Stephen Elder.   “The Grattan report is based on a false assumption,” Mr Elder said, “that the current

Letter to the Editor of The Age on 12 October 2016

13 Oct 2016

Your report (Funds flow to Catholic education, 12 10) proves you can prove anything if you cherry pick the right data. Your ‘analysis’ forgets some fundamental fact about Catholic school funding. Catholic school systems receive a single government grant which

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