About News and Initiatives Contacts
Building Community and Identity



5 July 2018

Here are some teaching ideas that can be used in relation to NAIDOC Week that help to address The Australian Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture cross-curriculum priority.

Advent 2016 Liturgy

599 Downloads, 24 November 2016

Advent is the beginning of the Church’s Year. This simple liturgy reminds us that it is a time of promise, expectation and participation as we prepare for the great celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Roads to Refugee website

21 August 2014

The DEC has launched a fantastic new resource to support schools and more broadly, workers in the sector of refugee settlement. It provides good information with engaging materials such as short DVDs.

What Works. The Work Program

13 June 2014

What Works. The Work Program helps schools plan and take action to improve educational outcomes for Australian indigenous students. The website provides material to support the three-step process: building awareness; forming partnership and working systematically. It provides workbooks, case studies and other information to help schools improve outcomes for indigenous students.

Prayers for Meetings

15827 Downloads, 26 March 2014

Prayer Booklet for meetings with themes of beginnings, respect, diversity and welcome among others. This resource is perfect for P&F meetings, parent meetings, and gatherings of schools staff .

Acknowledging Country Poster

915 Downloads, 18 June 2013

This Acknowledgement of Country Poster has been developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers for school communities to display around the school, for example in their foyer, staff room and classrooms.

Acknowledging Country Card - Guide for School Communities

855 Downloads, 18 June 2013

This Acknowledgement of Country card has been written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers for school communities to use at school events, meetings (including P&F and Board meetings) and other gatherings. It includes a tear off section so that the Acknowledgement can be inserted into a diary or work folder so that it is readily accessible.

How to go from 'Can't do' to 'Can do'

1038 Downloads, 25 April 2013

Andrew Fuller's tips for how to shift your child's thinking from 'can't do' to 'can do'. Help parents work with schools to get the best from students.

10th Biennial CCSP/PRC Parent Conference

778 Downloads, 13 February 2013

This weekend promises to be another wonderful gathering of parents, teachers, schools staff, education office staff and many others from around NSW and interstate. There is a fantastic line-up of top-notch speakers, mass with Bishop Fisher, great dinner entertainment and some interesting Q&A sessions including Director of Schools Greg Whitby and a special emphasis on technology.

Top 10 END OF YEAR Resources for school communities

909 Downloads, 8 October 2012

This one page sheet provides a range of practical “end of year” resources for primary and secondary principals, executive teams and teachers planning end of year enrolment, transition and learning links. It also provides a variety of "check in " activities for end of year data collection to support school improvement processes and the annual P&F handover with parent communities.


Year Level