The Sydney Catholic Schools Communications Team looks after media liaison, writing for various publications, crisis and issues management, photography, media monitoring, the publication of the system magazine About Catholic Schools, electronic publishing, marketing and management of the public website. It also manages the CEO Bookshop.
An important part of the work of the team is to provide a written or visual record of the important events and milestones that happen every day in and around our schools. It also provides opportunities for that information to be published in system publications and in local and mainstream media.
For media inquiries contact Marcus Middleton on 0436 938 625.
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