This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) was privileged to welcome representatives from the Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) Board, as well as the directors of NSW diocesan education systems, to our diocese.
Each year, the CSNSW Board visits a diocese to engage with school and system leaders and educators. Following the recent floods in Lismore—where this year’s visit was originally scheduled—CEDoW volunteered to host the 2022 gathering.
During their time in the Diocese of Wollongong, the delegation visited six CEDoW schools and participated in a Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Wollongong, Most Rev. Brian Mascord DD.
CEDoW Director of Schools, Peter Hill, said the visit was an opportunity to showcase what makes our vibrant Catholic school communities so special.
“We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our students, teachers, school leaders and Catholic Education Office staff,” he said. “After several very difficult years, and in the midst of ongoing challenges impacting all Australian schools, it was a great pleasure to be able to share some of the inspiring work occurring in our school and parish communities.”
CSNSW supports the Bishops of NSW in bringing to life the Church’s evangelising mission through Catholic schools. CSNSW assists Catholic schools and systems by distributing government funding, providing policy advice, fostering collaboration, promoting and advocating for Catholic education, and ensuring compliance requirements are met.