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Called to the mission of Jesus in Western NSW, the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes continues to provide excellent opportunities for the education of our children.

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Recent News

  • News Article
    31 May, 2018


    Wilcannia-Forbes Catholic School Leaders travelled to Forbes for a Principals Conference on 29, 30 & 31 May 2018.


    Three new Principals were warmly welcomed to the group, Jessica Armitage, Principal of St Mary’s Hay, Regina Goodridge, Principal of St Joseph’s Peak Hill and Bill Mulcahy, Principal of St Patrick’s Brewarrina.


    Former principal of St Mary’s Hay, Nick Baird, has also been welcomed to Holy Family Parkes as has former principal of St Patrick’s Brewarrina, Sharon Ferrari, who has relocated to St John’s Trangie.


    A highlight of the conference was the commissioning of all Wilcannia-Forbes Principals. During a special Mass held on Tuesday night, Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green inducted the group of 18 Principals, before giving them his blessing and presenting each principal with a principalship candle.


  • News Article
    1 May, 2018

    Director welcomes new employees to the CEO

    Director of Catholic Education, Mr Anthony Gordon, welcomed four new employees to the Catholic Education Office (CEO) last Monday.


    Mr Gordon said, “Today is an exciting day for the Catholic Education Office in the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes as we welcome four experienced educational leaders who will support our 18 schools to continue to provide the best in teaching and learning.”


    Donna Brouff and Katherine Baird bring a wealth of experience to the role of Education Officer which involves directly supporting the work of teachers in schools. Donna will mainly service schools in the north and west of the Diocese such as Bourke and Wilcannia, while Katherine will mainly service schools in the south such as Deniliquin and Balranald.


    “To ensure that our schools comply with the National Education Standards Authority and to assist schools in the rollout of new information technology, we have also created the following two new positions – ONCE/Compass Specialist and System Compliance Specialist.”

  • Living and teaching in rural & remote communities
    News Article
    1 December, 2017

    Living and teaching in rural & remote communities

    Living and teaching in rural & remote communities offers unique experiences. With our culturally diverse population and some of Australia’s best-known landscapes, these communities are truly special places.


    Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese has 18 schools in both rural and remote communities. Teaching and living in rural NSW offers all the comforts of modern Australian living, without the usual hustle and bustle of city life.



    Apply now to join our quality rural and remote education team, who are committed to responding to Pope Francis’ call to make a difference in the lives of rural and remote students in Western NSW.


    Applications can be sent to the Catholic Education Office (CEO) anytime by sending a letter stating your interest and an up-to-date resume to


    Please indicate the position and location in which you are interested.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Aboriginal people and their many custodians. We pay our respects to both present and past elders and the continuing custodians of these lands.  May we listen with great care to the heartbeat of Aboriginal lands and to its people who have cared for it so well and for so long.