Meet our Bicentenary Partners
Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund
Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund was established in 1981 as a profit-to-member fund to assist members from the Catholic education, healthcare, aged care and welfare sectors with their retirement savings.
It is the super fund of choice for the Catholic sector and as a public offer fund, it is open to anyone who is eligible for super.
As a values-based fund, Australian Catholic Superannuation’s mission is to empower its members to live their best possible retirement.
Australian Catholic Superannuation is self-administered, which means that functions such as its call centre and the administration are handled internally, focussing on delivering member outcomes and excellence in member service.
The Fund doesn’t pay dividends to shareholders, allowing profits to go back to members in the form of products and services, including a variety of investment options, over-the-phone service, a self-service online portal, workplace visits and seminars.
As of April 2021, Australian Catholic Superannuation managed $10.3 billion on behalf of 89,052 members and supported 5,992 employers across Australia.
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Notre Dame is a private Catholic University, extending from the West Coast of Australia in the beautiful and historic City of Fremantle, to the North-West town of Broome and across the continent to the heart of Sydney.
We embrace the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic Universities in Europe, North America and 2000 years of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. We welcome people of all faiths or none at all. As an academic community, we welcome open and rigorous enquiry, debate and discussion.
Notre Dame has an enrolment of over 12,000 students and offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Our student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are among the very best in Australia.
We provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and professional skills which will empower them to realise their potential, build interconnectedness with all peoples and willingly serve the community through active participation, engagement and reflection.
We have a powerful commitment to honouring the individual and recognise that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. We believe that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.
We are a modern Catholic University, operating in a world in which the vast speed of change is felt in nearly all aspects of our daily lives. We bring to bear our traditions and our values to engage in scholarship and research, to address the developments and challenges of the modern world, to serve the common good and to assist all our students to achieve the academic excellence that we promote and expect.
Australian Catholic University
An ACU education builds on the Catholic understanding of faith and reason working together in pursuit of knowledge and promotion of human dignity and the common good.
An ACU education seeks to transform lives and communities. Students are challenged to look beyond the classroom, solve real world problems, develop their own search for meaning, and cultivate strong professional ethics. They are invited to stand up for people in need and causes that matter.
ACU is open to all. As is common with great Catholic institutions the world over, the university is inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day – regardless of their faith or tradition.
ACU is a young university making a serious impact. Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide* and in the top 10 Catholic universities **, ACU is also first in Australia for graduate employment***. The university has eight campuses around Australia and a campus in Rome, Italy.
Opportunities for personal and professional growth are critical to ACU. This is a university of service – so much so that it is built into the curricula. All ACU courses offer work placements, internships, or volunteering opportunities.
* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. Percentage calculated as ACU’s world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2019, Palgrave MacMillan.
** International Federation of Catholic Universities members ranked on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
*** Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2020, full-time employment
Catholic Church Insurance
As we celebrate the milestone of 200 years of Catholic education, we reflect on the 110 years that CCI has been there to protect and support Catholic schools from risk, evolving in response to the many changes facing the education community, from the arrival of the Salesians in 1922 to the opening of the first Catholic day care centre in Sadleir, NSW in 2019.
Our very first claim on the 9 July 1912 resulted from a fire at the Singleton convent school in the heart of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. The school building was insured for 700 pounds. Three days after the receipt of the claim notice the amount was paid. On 27 July 1913 a second claim was lodged for 15 pounds when a fire occurred in the schoolrooms.
Today, CCI is supporting Catholic schools with much more complex claims matters, from catastrophe weather and bushfire events to student accidents, employee injury and cyber-attacks.
As the largest insurer of schools in Australia, we are very proud of the part we have played in supporting the evolution and growth of Catholic education and we congratulate all those who have participated in what the Catholic Bishops of Australia describe as being “one of the Catholic Church’s principal contributions to Australia’s social and cultural infrastructure.”
Texthelp is a global education technology company helping learners of all abilities realise their potential
Texthelp is the technology company helping students and lifelong learners of all abilities improve their reading, writing and maths skills, throughout their education. Its mission is to help unlock everyone’s full ability and realise their potential through innovative technology. Texthelp believes that everyone has the right to understand and be understood.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has been at the forefront of education technology over the last three decades. Its innovative suite of products include Read&Write, EquatiO, and, WriQ, Fluency Tutor which work alongside existing tools such as Microsoft Office and G-suite, enabling them to be integrated quickly into the classroom or workplace with ease. Texthelp products have over 40 million users worldwide, Customers across Australia include Catholic Diocese in Lismore, Northern Territory, Sandhurst and Tasmania.
As market leader, Texthelp has one of the largest data sets that offers insights into learning patterns and behaviours. Using this data, it’s able to identify gaps in learning, allowing its development team to work closely with educators and customers to iterate the products. Working with both educators and its development team, it is able to identify gaps in learning, harnessing data driven insights to iterate existing products, and build new ones in response to user feedback.
For learners, Texthelp’s products enable bespoke learning and support in the classroom environment, increasing engagement, confidence and outcomes. Texthelp’s products make formative assessment easier, help boost engagement, identify knowledge gaps, and support further, deeper learning. For senior leadership teams and policy makers, Texthelp provides insight and data on closing the literacy gap, reducing teacher workload and delivering on accessibility and inclusion across all subjects.
Texthelp employs over 200 staff across its headquarters in Belfast, UK and has offices in Boston, USA and Brisbane, Australia.