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Striving for Quality Education Under System Pressure

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*Admin, teachers and support staff were always striving for quality education in my experience.*Systemic pressures related to funding and data collection were issues*Regular opportunities for professional development*When issues arise it is best to be with the union
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Good Grace what a good company

Catholic education at its finest. If you're a catholic, looking to work in a catholic school, I highly recommend this place of work for you. Againn=, really good place.
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  • Fair pay for job
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It was fun in the early years

Time off for stress was strongly denied,However it depends on principle ,I had a team of 5 and the principal reduced it to 3 with nearly 1100 students and was not allowed to take my accrued holiday to cope with the stress


I was working 60 hours per week for 38 hours pay
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Excellent processes, care for well-being and expertise at the top

Working at CathEd has always proven to be a pleasure.Staff are happy and friendly.Teams are productive and look after each other.The learning is 100% effective because the standards set for leaders and staff is high and everyone is accountable through clear expectations, good professional development and genuinely good relationships with the students at the heart of every decision. All Catholic schools in Wide Bay set the bar high for some other schools who might look great and very affordable but barely practice what they preach.


Staff, students are lovely
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Competitive and unacceptable behaviour

Deep culture of bullying and intimidation.Needs a new culture training program.New employees not really welcome by long term staff.Quite unprofessional but pack culture is best description.
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Not A Happy Place

Most of the people are lovely. But not a happy working environment. Used to be a good place to work. It was like having a government position. You felt secure and valued in your job. Not now. And going to work every day not feeling valued or secure in your position makes for a very stressful environment.


Some really lovely people.


Very stressful place to work.
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Great workplace

Kind, caring environment. Staff are great and welcoming, school grounds are nice, large areas for staff, onsite parking provided. Very inclusive school.
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efficien, organaized, very well managed

All staff friendly and helpful and supportive- great Leadership team. Very professional and friendly to staff and students I was made to feel welcome


Supportive, friendly


none to date
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Positive work culture

Excellent work culture. Staff are treated with respect. I feel like I am a valued member of the team. I learnt more about Catholic Education. The most enjoyable aspect of the job is working with students who love to learn!
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Whilst it can be welcoming and open, each school is different. Head office and schools are run very differently from each other.

As a school Officer working as a WHSO the pay is frightful. If I worked in head office doing this job I would be paid $50000 more. But we are on very basic wage and bring in $25_28k a year. Most of the schools I work at are great and very friendly and welcoming.


Most people are great to work with


If in a school based position, school Officer pay is abominable
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Great Place to Work

Arrived in the morning fixed computers and went home in the evening. I learnt a great deal working here as my first job, mostly to do with dealing with difficult customers and tackling challenging IT problems.
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I learnt alot of different cultural and ethinic from different countries. There are several concern from the families background and perspective. there are more than thirty five languages speakers students in school.


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Supply Teacher on call

Very enjoyable to get back into the classroom once again after many years of administrative work. I enjoyed being able to work on the days I choose and the year levels I found most enjoyable. The hardest part of the job was to bring myself up to date with some of the new technology used in today's classroom


working hours and frindly staff
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Overall cohesiveness, supportive, professional development opportunities. I.T support, ongoing training and support. Better and improved classroom and specialist teaching conditions.
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students were beautiful, some teachers shouldn't be teachers

Very rewarding work, the majority of students very thankful and lovely. Most teachers are dedicated, however, some shouldn't be in education. Brisbane Catholic Education can be a very nurturing environment for students. The hours are great for teacher aides, school hours. Good family and work life balance. Very diverse work, classroom, playground, library, assisting students academically and emotionally. Also with emotional support very rewarding.


the students, great hours for employees with families


some teachers not very nice people or good educators
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Productive and a sense of community

Always busy-with wide ranging co curricular programs.Very friendly and supportive staff with common focus.Generally progressive in methods and procedures. Best part is the day to day teaching and while expectations seem to grow it is still what I love doing.


successful transitions to adulthood


fairly long hours
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Sets high standards for staff Ensures Admin Teams are focused and delivery the high quality for schools Well resourced and functional schools and a number of growing areas
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Over all a positive experience with teachers and students.

The typical days was very busy preparing work for students. There seemed to be not enough time to complete all the work tasks. The hardest part of the job was dealing with discipline problems. I enjoyed the professional staff.


I like the people and students.


Never enough time to complete all the work tasks.
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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