Christmas Wishes & CEF Office Closure

As 2021 draws to a close, we would like to thank all our donors, partners and supporters of the Catholic Education Foundation.

The Catholic Education Foundation will close at 3pm on Thursday 23 December 2021 and will reopen on Wednesday 12 January 2022.

We wish you a very Happy, Holy and Blessed Christmas and much Peace and Joy for the New Year ahead.



Thank You to all our Community and Corporate Partners in 2021

The Catholic Education Foundation recognises and thanks both our Corporate and Community partners for all their support during the 2021 school year:

– Liverpool Catholic Club
– Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club
– Lowes Schoolwear
– The School Photographer
– Yeronga
– LJ Harper
– Australian Catholic Superannuation & Retirement Fund
– Austwide Building Services
– Catholic Development Fund
– Pioneer Services
– HPAC Pty Ltd
– MSP Photography
– OSH Club
– Charmax Facility Management
– Sutherland Shire Council

While 2021 was a year that none of us could predict, it is because of the support of our partners that we have been able to assist our disadvantaged families, especially those that have found themselves in financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through both our bursary and emergency assistance programs.
We are blessed that each of you share our vision and mission to support our students and families in need, wishing to choose to educate their children in one of our 150 schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.
We look forward to your continued support in 2022.


Sutherland Shire Council provides grant to help feed Shire families

The Catholic Education Foundation are grateful to receive a grant from Sutherland Shire Council as part of their COVID-19 Support grant program.

This grant supports our Be a Light in Lockdown appeal where all funds received are being used to provide groceries and essential household items to families suffering the affects of COVID-19 and the recent lockdown from our 15 schools in the Sutherland Shire LGA.




Feeding Families during Lockdown

As part of our Be a Light in Lockdown Appeal, we were fortunate to partner with a local community called Bondi Community Meals who were able to provide full meals and essentials to families each week in the East and South East of Sydney.

This local community group, run by Fleur Smith and her ‘food angels’ would have over 250 meals donated by local individuals and businesses and distributed to families, especially those in isolation or quarantine.

We are grateful to Fleur and her local community helping us help our families in need during this time.


Woolworths support us to feed families in lockdown

As part of our recent Be a Light in Lockdown to provide groceries and household essentials to families during lockdown, we are grateful to Woolworths who have provided us with free delivery on each of our deliveries to families.

The Catholic Education Foundation are fortunate that we have a great relationship with Woolworths who have partnered with us previously to provide assistance to families in need during 2020.



Be a Light in Lockdown Appeal

During the recent COVID lockdown in Sydney, we came to identify a large number of families, who were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These families are usually self-supporting and do not reach out for help. However, their current circumstances were changed by COVID-19. In many instances there had been a loss of work and income, and they had found themselves without the basic necessities such as food and household essentials.

The Sydney Catholic Schools’ Central Office staff ran an appeal where funds were collected to help feed families during this time.

Thanks to the generosity of Woolworths who provided us with free home delivery, we have been able to provide a grocery shop with essential food and household items to help families through this difficult time.