Providing support for schools with high quality resourcing


Curated high quality resources that align with Catalyst and relevant Syllabus and Curriculum guidelines.


Embedding evidence-based pedagogy in all classrooms, informed by Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction.


System-wide assessment protocols to track student achievement and the impact Catalyst makes.

Implementing Catalyst at my school

Catalyst is underway (at varying stages) at every school across the Archdiocese. Each school will have a unique implementation journey, with Principals and their Leadership Teams working closely with their Performance Improvement Leader and the Teaching and Learning team at CECG, to identify the appropriate approach. This will be addressed through Annual Improvement Planning. School Leaders will be responsible for –

High quality education

Effectively leading and advocating for teaching and learning improvements

Low variance curriculum

Leading curriculum improvement in schools

Data-informed decision making

Examining data to plan, prioritise and timeline the improvement journey

Fostering collaboration

Providing collaboration opportunities within the school, and across the Archdiocese

Supporting teachers at my school

Leaders should identify and work with teachers in their Catalyst planning sessions, to ensure they are included in the overall solution and roll out of the program in their school. Leaders should work with their teachers to build strong communities of practice to ensure the professional learning teachers are undertaking is becoming embedded in their schools.

What do parents need to know?

You can find a ‘Toolkit for Leaders’ in the CECG Principal MS Teams (staff access only). This toolkit includes key messaging, templates and instructions, and content ideas for school collateral (websites, newsletters, social media, school handbooks, proformas).

Professional Learning and support opportunities for Leaders

All Leaders and Principals will work with their Performance Improvement Leaders to design and refine their Catalyst journey. If there’s anything specific you would like more information about, please get in touch with the with your Performance Improvement Leader or the Catalyst team.

Principals have the opportunity to collaborate and share experiences with peers in the bi-annual Catholic Leaders’ Days.

All Leaders are also encouraged to participate in professional learning programs alongside their teachers to ensure they are abreast of the terminology, theory and resources being presented to teachers.

Helpful Resources

Putting the focus on learning – Ross Fox

Nov 2022

CECG Director Ross Fox presents at the national Science of Learning Leadership Accelerator event in Sydney.

Tags: Video, Leadership, Science of Learning

Leading the Science of Reading, Professor Pamela Snow

Nov 2022

Professor Pamela Snow, La Trobe University, addresses CECG Principals at Catholic Leaders' Day, October 2022 on leading science of reading teaching in their schools

Tags: Video, Catalyst Events, Science of Reading

Leading the way, the importance of an evidence-based approach, Lisa Paul AO PSM

Nov 2022

Chair of Quality Initial Teacher Review Panel, Lisa Paul AO PSM, addresses CECG Principals on leading evidence-based teaching at Catholic Leaders' Day, October 2022.

Tags: Video, Catalyst Events, Leadership

Ross Fox Keynote, Catholic Leaders’ Day, October 2022

Nov 2022

Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn Director Ross Fox's discusses the impacts of Catalyst and what is next for the Archdiocese at the Catholic Leaders' Day, October 2022.

Tags: Video, Catalyst Events, Leadership

Knowledge Rich Curriculum, Reid Smith

Nov 2022

Reid Smith discusses the importance of high ambition, low variance, knowledge rich curriculum in improving student learning outcomes at the Catholic Leaders' Day, October 2022

Tags: Video, Knowledge Rich Curriculum