Our Executive Director
Greg Whitby - teacher, advocate, administrator and leader transforming schooling for every child.
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 FACE FACEL Adj. Prof. (UBSS), Fellow Western Sydney University
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Executive Director in the Media
27 Jun 2022
Making more VET courses available to HSC students is such a great outcome. It will mean more opportunities for young people without compromising academic rigour. https://t.co/DBSHpeyaxm
17 Jun 2022
https://t.co/y6botYwHQK. Hats off to NSW & Vic on commitment to early years learning for every child. Strategic investment not only to kids but to the whole community with short and long term benefits. Let’s get the planning right
15 Jun 2022
Minister @stuartayresmp is not only a strong voice for Western Sydney, but a @CatholicEdParra graduate. Always great to see education, employment and enterprise in focus! Well done on the Ignite Summit @WSLDialogue #westernsydney https://t.co/c2zYjjiWjJ
15 Jun 2022
Terrific to see students from @CatholicEdParra schools featured through the acknowledgment of Country at the @WSLDialogue Ignite Summit this morning. So proud of these young leaders. #westernsydney https://t.co/IOBQ7mfiw5
06 Jun 2022
Enjoyed having a read of this piece on our new Federal Education Minister @JasonClareMP - great to see this recognition of the power of education. Terrific to see one of his teachers still serving our students at @CerdonCollege too! #auspol https://t.co/SWnNhRIncZ
02 Jun 2022
Diocese of Parramatta representatives gathered this week for a beautiful Reconciliation Week event at the Bethany Centre in Parramatta. Surrounded by Australian wildflower arrangements, Bishop Vincent Long blessed four meeting rooms named in the local Dharug language, as well as a stunning artwork by award-winning Aboriginal educator and artist Josh Sly.
01 Jun 2022
Our talented colleague Jarara educator and proud Biripi, Worimi and Wiradjuri Guri man Josh Sly created this stunning artwork for the @CatholicEdParra RAP. A proud moment as it was unveiled by Josh and @parracatholic Bishop Vincent today. #ReconciliationWeek https://t.co/F9q6ZvpbHk
Greg Whitby Biography
KSG BA DIPED MED GRADDIPRE MMGT JP
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.