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2,000 staff across the Archdiocese attend Catalyst System Day

On 28 January 2021, we brought everyone across the Archdiocese together virtually to learn together and discuss how Catalyst will help us transform lives through learning.

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Catholic schools move away from whole language-based teaching in switch to phonics

CECG schools will implement evidence-backed phonics teaching from next year as part of a system-wide push to improve students’ literacy outcomes.

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Save the Date: Catalyst System Day

We are excited to announce the first whole system professional learning day for the Catalyst program, Catalyst System Day.

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    • Learn more about Catalyst

      Access our Catalyst resources to learn about the program and how it will benefit teachers, principals and most of all students

      Curriculum Guidance Materials

      How to support rigorous school-based curriculum planning

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    • Learn more about Catalyst

      Access our Catalyst resources to learn about the program and how it will benefit teachers, principals and most of all students

      Catalyst System Day - Directors Speech Transcript

      Read CECG Director, Ross Fox's speech on Catalyst, our educational vision.

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    • Learn more about Catalyst

      Access our Catalyst resources to learn about the program and how it will benefit teachers, principals and most of all students

      Catalyst System Day - Director's Speech

      Listen to CECG Director Ross Fox speak about Catalyst, our educational vision.

    Catalyst Learning Programs

    Instructional Leadership

    A 12-month program for Principals and Leaders to support the implementation of Catalyst

    High Impact Teaching Practice

    Professional learning, coaching and resources to implement the Science of Learning in all classrooms

    K-2 Literacy

    Professional learning, coaching and resources to implement the Science of Reading in all K-2 classrooms

    FAQ’s

      • What is Catalyst?

        Catalyst is a program that will deliver the educational vision for our system, providing professional learning opportunities and high-quality resources.

        Catalyst provides professional learning to support all teachers, Principals and Leaders with the knowledge, resources and best-practice pedagogy to transform lives through learning.

      • How does Catalyst fit with our vision?

        Catalyst aligns to the CECG vision of Jesus Christ, our greatest teacher, calls us to share and witness to our Catholic Faith and Tradition, build inclusive communities and deliver contemporary quality learning opportunities for every person.

        Catalyst does this by:

        • Nurturing our teachers, leaders, and principals to transform students’ lives through learning
        • Elevating the impact we have on student learning outcomes through quality professional learning and high quality curriculum resources
        • Improving the equity of the education we provide by implementing teaching practices that benefit all
      • Where can I learn more about the foundation research that underpins Catalyst?

        Learn more about the Science of Learning by checking out the resources available in the Catalyst Knowledge Pack 1.0.

    • As part of the K-6 Mathematics Curriculum Working Group, I have been privileged to be a part of the team endeavouring to create a suite of resources to raise the effectiveness of teaching mathematics within CECG. We are eagerly awaiting each meeting and coming closer to producing a finished resource that will minimise the need for endless searches and align with our system’s current practice and belief system around the teaching and learning of Mathematics.
      Brad BrownYear 2 Teacher
      Ss Peter & Paul Parish Primary School - Goulburn
    • This curated suite of Math Resources will help guide and support time poor classroom teachers. We want to be learning and teaching Mathematics, using teacher and student materials that we are confident are of a high educational quality.
      Narelle McFarlanePrimary Coordinator and Year 2 Teacher
      Holy Spirit Primary School - Nicholls
    • The staff at St Mary’s are excited to be taking part in professional learning that aligns with our prior experience and knowledge. The professional learning has been engaging, practical and relevant.
      Sarah LowePrincipal
      St Mary’s Primary School - Crookwell
    • I’ve seen a significant growth in student knowledge and deep understanding of the literacy concepts within my Stage 1 classroom. Student engagement is high due to the fast pace of delivery, visual scaffolds, and multisensory movement to embed concepts being taught.
      Jenny SmithCoordinator and Stage One Teacher
      St Bernard’s Primary School - Batemans Bay
    • Our journey at Sacred Heart has set us on a focused path to improving students’ outcomes for reading and writing. We were also seeking common language across the school around the science of reading - we are now well on our way!
      Janica MorellaLearning Support
      Sacred Heart, Pearce

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