The Federal Government’s Gonski 2.0 needs-based school funding plan has been criticised by many in the media.
One such critic is Jenny Allum,Head of school at SCEGGS Darlinghurst, who wrote about Gonski 2.0 in the Sydney Morning Herald, saying it is “an abject failure”. Another critic is Robert Bolton, the Education and Review Editor for the Financial Review who says its solutions are “unrealistic”.
In October there will be a Synod of Bishops on the theme “Youth, faith and vocational discernment.” In March this year, as Sean-Patrick Lovett wrote, “Pope Francis opened the pre-Synodal meeting in Rome…with a provocation: “Too often we talk about young people without asking what they think,” he said. There are those, said the Pope, who tend to “idolise” youth, and others who prefer to keep young people “at a safe distance”, rather than allowing them to be the protagonists of their own futures. (The Vatican 19 March 2018).
The students of All Saints’ College, St Mary’s Campus, Maitland, are fortunate enough to have four Doctors of Education – Kylie Harris, Bryan Maher, Daniel Belcher and Christopher Mooney – contributing to the development and strategic nature of the senior curriculum at the college.