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CECNSW's response to enquiry from Daily Telegraph on surpluses and funding

Enquiry: Why are Catholic schools threatening to increase fees to parents if they are already generating large suprluses?

The Federal Government's funding changes will force primary school fees to rise in some parts of Sydney, by more than double. This due to the proposed removal of an approach called the 'system weighted average' which allows the Catholic sector to meet students' needs while providing a low fee education to all families, whether they live in low, middle or high SES areas. read more...

Former public sector chief to chair new Catholic schools body

A distinguished former public servant has been appointed to chair Catholic Schools NSW, a new body that will oversight the state's 545 Catholic diocesan schools from next year. read more...

Full text of CECNSW's response to enquiry from Australian Financial Review on school funding

ENQUIRY: The Australian Financial Review provided CECNSW with a list of Catholic schools in low and high SES areas, claiming there were "... many high SES schools which are significantly overfunded compared to the Gonski needs based estimate and many low SES schools which are underfunded. Why is the Commonwealth funding distributed to these schools in wealthy areas of Sydney so high, and funding to these low SES schools so low compared, compared to the Gonski funding estimate? In some cases high SES schools are receiving more Commonwealth funding than low SES schools." read more...

NSW Catholic schools want to set the record straight on funding

NSW Catholic schools will lose millions of dollars in Federal funding in 2018 and beyond due to a change in how school need is calculated, Catholic Education Commission NSW (CECNSW) Acting Executive Director Ian Baker said today. read more...
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