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Catholic school parents seek choice – not discrimination

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Recently, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) tabled its report Maximising the Realisation of Human Rights: Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws and its recommendations will have significant impact on faith-based education in Australia.

Catholic School Parents Australia, as the peak body representing all families in Catholic Schools do not support the recommendations made in the report to remove religious exemptions, and find them concerning. Read more here.

CSPA partnership with MultiLit

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Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) is proud to announce it has partnered with MultiLit in a one-year arrangement that will see Catholic School families receive discounted access to literacy assessments. Read the full media release here.


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Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) is seeking a highly motivated Executive Officer for a part time role (25 hours per week).

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CSPA disappointed with Future Foundations for Giving report


Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) supports the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in its disappointment with the proposed reforms outlined by the Productivity Commission in its draft Future Foundations for Giving report.

Read CSPA's full media statement here.

Having conversations with children and young people


The National Office for Child Safety has provided a series of resources on how to start sensitive conversations with children and young people as part of its ‘One Talk at a Time’ campaign.

Find out how to have these conversations and access resources and guides for parents and carers at

CSPA responds to Commonwealth teaching scholarships


Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) is disappointed that the teaching shortages in Catholic education will not benefit at all from the Federal Government’s initiative to grant teaching scholarships for up to 1000 students commencing teaching degrees in 2024.

Read CSPA's full media statement here.

World Teachers' Day 2023

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Families with children in Catholic schools wish their teachers a Happy World Teachers' Day 2023.

Thank you for all that you do for our children every day.

CSPA applauds Government's affordability measures

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The Federal Government announced that from today, eligible families from regional, rural and remote Australia will be able to apply for scholarships up to $20,000 to go towards boarding school fees.

This announcement coincides with the establishment of a new National Referral Centre to support the rollout of the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI).

Read CSPA's full media statement here.



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10 years of CSPA

ACARA seeking feedback on NAPLAN changes


This year NAPLAN moved from May to March and changes were made to reporting to provide simpler, clearer and more meaningful results.

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) want to hear from principals and teachers, as well as parents and carers, on these changes.

Your feedback can be provided at until December 2023.