Banishing bullying: National Catholic Education Commission welcome budget funding to further address bullying in schools
The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) has welcomed the federal budget’s continuation of the National School Chaplaincy Program.
Research shows that the first eight years of a child’s life are when he or she achieves the most important learning. In response to this research and as part of the vision of the Catholic Schools Office for Early Learning, Corpus Christi Primary School, Waratah, has opened its new Dominic Courtyard.
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”.
Q One of my son’s friends recently died by suicide and although he wasn’t in his immediate circle of friends, they spent time together through sport. Although my son seems to be coping as well as can be expected, I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to support him and his friends. What can I do for him?