MACS 2030

When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, and see things as a child does, and think like a child; but now that I have become an adult, I have finished with all childish ways.

Now we see only reflections in a mirror, mere riddles, but then we shall be seeing face to face. Now I can know only imperfectly; but then I shall know just as fully as I am myself known.

As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love.

1 Corinthians 13: 11−13

Our faith pillar, recognising Catholicism is central to who we are and what we do, and foundational to the distinctive educational experiences we offer.

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Compelling faith formation experiences

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Enhanced faith formation pedagogy – best practice faith and leadership formation

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Excellence in religious education – curriculum, resources and teaching practices

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MACS launches new visual identity

MACS is delighted to launch its new brand identity; a new logo that pays homage to its rich legacy and symbolises the bright future inherent in the MACS 2030: Forming Lives to Enrich the World strategic plan. Read the full press release here.  

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Religious Education Curriculum Review – Survey

Religious Education (RE) is a pivotal aspect of MACS 2030’s Inspired by Faith strategic theme. This recognises that formation in our Catholic faith is central to the purpose of our Catholic schools. Our current RE curriculum was last reviewed 14 years ago and so, as a part of supporting our schools with high quality resources…

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October 2022 Principals Forum: Sharing Stories of Practice

On Thursday 6 October, over 200 principals gathered at the Catholic Leadership Centre for MACS’ annual Principal Forum. A panel of five MACS principals were invited to the stage to share their stories of practice in the context of MACS 2030’s strategic themes. Facilitated by Professor David Gurr, panelists shared with great enthusiasm stories of…

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Our academic pillar, through which we aim to deliver the very best educational outcome for every student, focused on formation of the whole person.

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A pedagogical learning framework for excellence

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High-quality curriculum and teaching resources

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Performance-oriented teacher support focused on excellent student outcomes

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Vision for Instruction launched

On 23 February, Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) launched its Flourishing Learners position statement, Vision for Instruction, which embeds a refreshed and system-wide approach to achieving teaching and learning excellence. Welcoming principals, school leaders, MACS board members and invited guests to the launch, Executive Director, Dr Edward Simons, said: ‘This vision is the culmination of…

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Flourishing Learners – Curriculum Survey Findings 

Curriculum is central to learning and teaching; what is taught and assessed in our schools has a considerable impact on individual student learning, and on education performance across our system.  The Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) F-10 Curriculum Survey is a key component of the Flourishing Learners Academic Pillar.  Administered in Term 4, 2022, the…

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PAT system licence agreement for MACS schools

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools (MACS) established an agreement on January 9 to provide a system-wide licence for MACS schools to access the Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) assessment suite. Schools benefit from the agreement by having access to: PAT Maths and PAT Reading Adaptive assessments with PAT…

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Our teachers and principals pillar, which provides our focus to empower great staff to lead great schools.

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Effective leadership selection and evaluation processes

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Enhanced professional learning and development for all staff

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Reimagined Catholic leadership framework

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Our community and organisational pillar, through which we are transforming the MACS office to become a ‘system architect’ and provider of outstanding support for schools, leveraging the strength of our entire system.

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Office: transformed services supporting our schools

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Schools: positioned at the heart of the MACS system and their communities

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Parishes: working together in mission with our parishes

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