About Us

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) believes in inspiring the spirits and minds of each individual child and young person in a safe and dynamic learning environment. Choosing the Sydney Catholic School System to educate and grow your child’s future is the greatest investment and gift you can give your child.

Sydney Catholic Schools is responsible for the leadership, efficient operation, administration of the funds and management of the systemic schools which educate more than 70,000 students in 152 parish primary and regional secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Through the Central and three Regional Offices, SCS provides schools with a wide range of services and resources, which have been developed in consultation with Principals and teachers.

It works with schools in implementing its strategic improvement plan ‘New Horizons: Inspiring Spirits and Minds’. The main focus for SCS is providing support for schools and helping to ensure that every student receives a high-quality Catholic education.

The Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools is Dr Dan White. He is assisted by a Leadership Team consisting of Regional and Central Office Directors.

The Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools (SACS) Board advises and assists the Executive Director in educational matters pertaining to systemic Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The Board provides leadership and overall direction to ensure the existence of “an effective system of education at all levels which contributes to the total educational needs of young people in Catholic schools.” (‘The Catholic School’, Rome, 1977, p 9).

The SACS Board makes major policy decisions, approves the income and expenditure budget, and holds SCS accountable for the management of the school system.