A Message from the Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the interim Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) site.

SCS has 150 schools and more than 9,000 staff dedicated to offering the very best learning opportunities to the 71,000 students currently enrolled. We are committed to providing these students with the skills they will need to make a significant contribution to what can be a complex and rapidly changing world.

2016 marks a very significant change for us. We have made the carefully considered decision to change the name of our organisation from Catholic Education Office (CEO) Sydney to Sydney Catholic Schools. This change will take effect from 1 January 2016 and coincides with our new strategic plan ‘New Horizons: Inspiring Spirits and Minds’ which was launched late in 2015. The name change has been designed to reflect our commitment to ensuring that schools sit at the heart of everything that we do.

While we have changed our name, our logo and colours will remain the same although you will see some minor changes to elements of our branding.

We are also in the process of designing a new system website. This will be launched later in the year. This landing page is the first step in creating this new site. This page takes you through to the current site.

These are exciting changes. However, what won’t change is our commitment to providing the highest quality education for the 71,000 students in one of our 150 schools. That is something that we have prided ourselves on for almost 200 years.

And our focus on developing the whole person, with values centred on the person of Jesus Christ remains as strong as ever.

I especially welcome those parents who have chosen to enrol their sons and daughters in one of our schools. The relationship between the school and parents is critically important.

I hope you find the website engaging and informative. We are always interested in your feedback so feel free to send us a message (see the ‘Contact Us’ tab for details) if you would like further information or wish make a comment about our site. Stay tuned for updates on the progress of our new site in the months ahead.

God’s blessings

Dr Dan White
Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools