8 March 2023

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) has launched a redesigned website ncec.catholic.edu.au to showcase Catholic education across Australia including a new resource centre, media centre, and directory to Catholic education peak bodies and school authorities.

National Catholic executive director Jacinta Collins said the new-look website will enable the latest research, data and case studies from Catholic schools and dioceses to be featured and easily explored.

“The result of many months of hard work and consultation, the website is an important development allowing educators, families and other visitors to explore Australian Catholic education, our national strategic priorities and projects and, as we continue to build the website, to see examples of best-practice across our schools and dioceses,” Jacinta said.

“Parents are also able to access information on the Australian curriculum, safety and wellbeing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, inclusive education and disability, as well as early childhood education and school enrolment.”

“The new resource centre allows visitors to easily search for articles, submissions, research and data, case studies as well as national publications to support school communities in faith formation and religious education, learning and teaching, teacher workforce initiatives, improving access to Catholic schools and early childhood education and care services, and Catholic education policy developments.

The NCEC’s popular Scripture for teachers site (www.scripture.catholic.edu.au) has now been integrated into the main website and will feature new Gospel commentaries over time.

“We will continue to build on our national resources for faith formation and religious education including resources for staff, students and parents,” Jacinta said.

“We have also launched a media centre which will include more news content and editorial coverage to help parish and school communities, politicians, media and other education authorities stay up-to-date and informed on the latest news and events in Australian Catholic education.

“Visitors can subscribe to the website and receive fortnightly e-news straight to their email which will replace the current Australian Catholic Education newsletter,” she said.

The website provides a directory and map to state and territory peak bodies, dioceses, and Religious Institutions & Ministerial Public Juridic Person School Authorities, as well as links to parent and principal associations across Australia. As the site continues to evolve, a national school search interactive map will be available.

The website has been developed in coordination with state and territory peak bodies, the Committee for Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person School Authorities, Catholic School Parents Australia, and Catholic Primary and Secondary Principal Associations.

The website is available via ncec.catholic.edu.au

NCEC is the peak body for Catholic Education in Australia and is responsible for the national coordination and representation of Catholic schools and school authorities. There are 1,759 Catholic schools educating nearly 794,000 or one in five Australian students and employing over 104,000 staff.