Executive Director


Dear families and colleagues, 

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is part of the evangelising mission of the Church. Our schools are Christ-centred learning communities who seek the highest educational outcomes for every student.

Under the leadership of our Bishop, we are committed to working collaboratively with our pastor and parishes and our families in the religious and faith formation of our students and staff.

In providing a strong educational foundation for the future, we are committed to our strategic intent to improve the learning outcomes of each student and ensure our teachers have professional and rewarding working lives. 

Our Quality Catholic Schooling framework identifies four domains - leading learning,   learning and teaching, community of learners and learning environments to drive continuous improvement across every one of our 78 schools in the diocese. 

My blog provides an opportunity for me to regularly comment on issues impacting on schooling. I invite you to read the posts and join in the conversation.


Gregory Whitby AM, KSG
Executive Director
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta


Greg Whitby - Biography

KSG BA DipEd MEd GradDipRE MMgt JP
Executive Director

Greg Whitby is a teacher, advocate, administrator and leader. His mission to transform schooling for every child and young person is driven by a strong commitment to justice and equity.

As a Catholic Education leader in the Parramatta and Wollongong Dioceses in NSW, Greg has led significant cultural change with a focus on innovation, collaboration and investment in teachers’ learning. Prior to this, he was a teacher and school leader in government and Catholic schools. He has also lectured in the faculty of business at Western Sydney University.

Greg’s service to education has been recognised with the award of the Australian Medal (AM) and the award of a Papal Knighthood in the Order of St Gregory the Great in 2013. He has received a presidential citation from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders and in 2017, he was awarded the Sir Harold Wyndham Medal for his contribution to the education of young people in NSW.

Greg has written extensively about education including as the author of Educating Gen Wi-Fi. His weekly column on education “Top of the Class” is syndicated across 22 NewsLocal papers in NSW. His contribution to the public debate has led to many media appearances including on Sunrise, The Project, The Drum, The Conversation Hour, Mornings with Wendy Harmer and Richard Glover’s Drive. Greg’s advocacy for change and innovation has also led to many international conference addresses, including the invitation to present to the Congregation for Catholic Education’s first World Congress in Vatican City in 2015.

Greg will continue to challenge accepted thinking about learning and teaching for the change education can bring for all of us.


Twitter: @gregwhitby
Blog: https://bluyonder.wordpress.com

 

 
   
  
 

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  • Celebrating learning for all

    16/8/2018
    A big event on the school calendar is grandparents day’. It is where students have the opportunity to invite grandparents into classrooms to showcase their learning. Like school open days, these events usually only occur once a year. Maybe it is time to think differently about this. Why not make everyday parents or grandparents day? Read more...
  • Making maths meaningful

    15/8/2018
    Many people will tell you their worst subject at school was maths. Maths hasn’t had a reputation for being one of the popular subjects, which might go part of the way to explaining the diminishing numbers of students taking advanced levels of maths in secondary school. Read more...
  • Celebrating learning for all

    7/8/2018
    A big event on the school calendar is grandparents day’. It is where students have the opportunity to invite grandparents into classrooms to showcase their learning. Like school open days, these events usually only occur once a year. Read more...
  • Post Holiday Blues

    2/8/2018
    It’s always interesting to ask how young people feel about going back to school at the end of school holidays. Their facial expressions are often a good indicator. Read more...
  • Student Led Conferences

    26/7/2018
    Every school has their own version of the report, which can provide a lot of information or sometimes little information about a child’s progress. These communication channels are usually dominated by one voice: the teacher’s. Read more...
 
   
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