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155,000 students return to Melbourne Catholic schools

More than 155,000, or one in five, students are expected to commence or continue their schooling journey at one of 337 Catholic primary, secondary and special needs schools across the Archdiocese of Melbourne this year.


Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd Board Announced

The Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Most Rev. Peter A Comensoli has announced the appointment of the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS) Board.


Catholic education welcomes further fast-tracked funding for school building projects

The CECV has welcomed the announcement by the Victorian Government to bring forward a further round of funding for school building projects under its Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.


Catholic sector welcomes budget commitment to education

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s focus on education in the State Budget announced today.


A new era for two of Melbourne’s oldest Catholic secondary schools

Christian Brothers’ College, St Kilda East, and Presentation College, Windsor, will become St Mary’s College, a Catholic co-educational school to be operated by Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). 


Catholic education backs VCE students and teachers

The Catholic education community sends wishes of support and encouragement to all Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) students and teachers as they begin exams today.


Teachers deserve our appreciation now more than ever

On World Teachers Day 2020, Catholic Education Melbourne says thank you and congratulations to all teachers for the incredible contribution they make in our community, and especially amid the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Catholic education fast-tracks building projects to support Victoria’s economic recovery

The CECV will deliver 42 school building projects valued at over $185 million in 2021, including fast-tracking around $35 million in projects to help support Victoria’s economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent bushfires.


Catholic education welcomes funding for tutoring support program

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) has welcomed additional funding to employ tutors to support students to get back up to speed with learning.


Certainty for all students and families welcomed

Catholic Education Melbourne has welcomed today’s announcement by Education Minister James Merlino that Year 7 students in Melbourne can now safely return to school from next week, followed by Years 8–10 on 26 October.


Effective child safety includes the voices of young people

‘The care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people is a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education,’ Jim Miles said today in recognising the start of National Child Protection Week.


CECV welcomes NAPLAN Review final report

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) has welcomed some sensible suggestions in the combined state governments’ NAPLAN Review final report released today.


Primary school principals – we salute you!

Today, on Australian Primary Principals Day, we recognise the work of the 260 Catholic primary school principals in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, and all principals across the country.


Catholic schools build on experiences for return to remote learning for senior students

Catholic schools will seek to build on their earlier experiences of remote learning and are well-placed for the return to remote learning for VCE and VCAL students this week.


Archdiocese commends forward-looking masterplan announcement by Xavier College

CAM and CEM have commended Jesuit Education Australia and the Xavier College Board for their forward-looking approach in announcing significant building programs and changes to the college footprint today. 


Catholic schools work to build on experiences for remote learning 2.0

Students in Prep to Year 10 will return to remote learning in Catholic schools across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire on Monday 20 July.


Catholic Education Melbourne – Term 3 commencement arrangements

Catholic Education Melbourne supports the arrangements announced by the State Government for schools in the Melbourne metropolitan area today. 


Victoria’s Catholic schools ready for second phase of students’ return on Tuesday 9 June

Students in Years 3–10 will return to onsite learning at Catholic schools across Victoria this Tuesday 9 June, following the return of Prep, Years 1, 2, 11 and 12, and specialist schools a fortnight ago.


Victoria’s Catholic schools ready to welcome students back to classrooms

Catholic schools across Victoria will welcome students in Prep, Years 1, 2, 11 and 12, and specialist schools on Tuesday 26 May for a phased return to onsite learning.


Catholic Education Calls for Funding to Be Brought Forward to Support Building Blitz

The CECV is calling for a $400 million capital works package allocated to non-government schools over four years at the 2018 election to be brought forward.


Catholic Education Welcomes Funding to Relieve Cleaning Cost Pressures

The state government will bring forward one-off funding amounts of $1.3 million now and a further $2.5 million from 1 July 2020 to assist Victoria’s nearly 500 Catholic schools to undertake enhanced cleaning measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.