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 the 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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  • Learning Shouldn’t Be A Guessing Game

    17/4/2019
    One of the concerns often expressed by parents, especially of primary students, is the trend towards students doing work online, whether that is at school or at home. Increasingly, parents feel homework becomes a bit of a guessing game because they cannot always ‘monitor’ what is being learned online. Read more...
  • What really improves student learning?

    17/4/2019
    There is not a week that goes by when a story about schools doesn’t make it into mainstream media. A few weeks ago, I came across the headline: ‘The 4 secret ingredients that can turn good schools into great ones’. It suggests to readers that the recipe for school improvement is all about adding the equivalent of a few secret ‘herbs and spices’. It is not that simple. Read more...
  • Gaining credit for prior learning

    9/4/2019
    IN a few months, the recommendations following the NSW Government's review into the curriculum will be released. The review sought feedback from the community, including parents, to determine whether the current curriculum still meets the needs of students. Read more...
  • HSC Minimum Standards

    1/4/2019
    If you have a son or daughter who is doing the Higher School Certificate (HSC) from 2020 onwards, then you need to be aware of something called the HSC minimum standards for literacy and numeracy. These standards have been introduced to ensure that all students from Year 10 have a foundational understanding of reading, writing and maths. Read more...
  • Shoud Children Strike?

    21/3/2019
    The School Strike 4 Climate Action Day held on 15 March generated a lot of public debate and not just in relation to bringing greater attention to the issue of climate change. The question that attracted so much attention was whether students should be encouraged to strike on a legislated school day. Read more...
 
   
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