About Us | News and Events

Paul Dillon educates Illawarra school communities on alcohol and other drugs

Posted 21 June 2018 by Catholic Education in News

If you want the most accurate, up-to-date research and information around alcohol and others drugs, Paul Dillon is your man. Holy Spirit College, Bellambi and St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Albion Park were fortunate to host the founder and director of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) this week as he worked with local students, parents and staff on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues among young people.

Continue Reading


Following In The Footsteps Of The Anzacs: Scholar Chloe Brown

Posted 18 June 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Chloe Brown, from St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Albion Park, is preparing to take a once in a lifetime pilgrimage as one of 20 Year 10 and 11 students from across NSW to win a Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship that will see her touring the battlefields of the Western Front in Europe. 

Continue Reading


Happy School Support Staff Day!

Posted 13 June 2018 by Peter Turner in Director's News

Today, 13 June 2018 is School Support Staff Day.

Along with our Bishop, I join with you in acknowledging the significant contributions of school support staff, each and every day across all our school communities.

If you can, please take time to thank them personally for their commitment and dedication in making our diocesan Catholic schools great, for every student, so that they can learn, grow and achieve in a safe and supportive environment.

Continue Reading


Schools around the Diocese say no to plastic on World Environment Day

Posted 8 June 2018 by Catholic Education in Environment Matters

From Helensburgh to Moss Vale, Unanderra to Ingleburn, our CEDoW schools have celebrated World Environment Day, encouraging awareness and positive action to protect our environment. Students have embraced this year’s theme, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ in many effective and creative ways - a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.

Continue Reading


Mary Immaculate, Eagle Vale welcomes official opening and blessing of new learning facility

Posted 5 June 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Bishop Brian Mascord, Director of Schools, Peter Turner, several senior CEO staff and other local dignitaries have joined the Mary Immaculate, Eagle Vale school community for the official opening and blessing of their new learning space. Comprising six classrooms, a large general learning area, several small breakout rooms and an outdoor learning area and garden, this new facility caters for twenty-first century learning and teaching in a growing school. 

Continue Reading


Two Marks from Holy Spirit to take on the country’s best at the WorldSkills VETiS National Championships

Posted 4 June 2018 by Catholic Education in VET News & Events

One teaches one of the only Electrotechnology Certificate II Career Start courses available in our Diocese. The other is one of his students, excelling against those across Sydney to rise in the competition ranks. Now, both Marks from Holy Spirit College, Bellambi - Mr Hamlet and Mr Mancini - are off to the WorldSkills VETiS National Championships 2018 to battle it out with the best of the best in electrotechnology.

Continue Reading


Celebrating National Reconciliation Week

Posted 4 June 2018 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle

Each year National Reconciliation Week builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. It is a time for our CEDoW school communities to honour and learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can join the reconciliation journey.

Continue Reading


Teachers Meet to Care for Our Common Home, Our School

Posted 31 May 2018 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

Caring for Our Common Home, Our School was the theme for the recent professional development day that gathered the WEN Contacts from across our system of schools.

Continue Reading


Holy Family, Ingleburn celebrates official opening and blessing of their new hall

Posted 28 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

The school community of Holy Family, Ingleburn has gathered to celebrate the official opening of its new parish school hall. Joining them were many distinguished guests including Director of Schools, Peter Turner and Bishop Brian Mascord, who blessed the new facilities and unveiled a plaque commemorating the occasion - the first under his leadership of the Diocese.

Continue Reading


Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow

Posted 25 May 2018 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle

National Sorry Day falls this year on Saturday 26 May and is a day when we pause to remember the Stolen Generations of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  It leads us into the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week, which is held each year between 27 May and 3 June. 

Continue Reading


Stella Maris Celebrates 60 Years of Catholic Education

Posted 22 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

The Stella Maris, Shellharbour school community is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with week-long plans, including the involvement of past and present students, staff, parents, and invited special guests.

Continue Reading


Six Illawarra Catholic schools take on Da Vinci Decathlon

Posted 21 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Six Illawarra Catholic schools have taken on 13 other schools from the region in the 2018 Da Vinci Decathlon competition for Years 5 and 6 students, with encouraging results.

Continue Reading


Full STEAM Ahead

Posted 19 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

“Full STEAM Ahead”, the catchy theme of the 2018 Mathematical Association of NSW (MANSW) Wollongong Cluster Biannual Conference, was held on Saturday 19 May at the University of Wollongong with over 100 educators in attendance.

Continue Reading


It IS rocket science! Ss Peter & Paul compete in Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge

Posted 16 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Students from Ss Peter and Paul Kiama have proven themselves worthy competitors in their first year at the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge (AAVC) - a competition designed to encourage STEM skills across all year levels and education sectors, by building rockets, planes and drones to complete various challenges.

Continue Reading


Homelessness Has a Face - 2018 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Posted 15 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

For Nicole Van Ingen and her family, homelessness has a face and it’s personal. That face is the birth mother of their adopted son David, who has had to call the streets home for much of the last 10 years.

Continue Reading


It’s National Families Week!

Posted 15 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

National Families Week is held from 15-21 May 2018 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May).

Continue Reading


Stella Maris and Corpus Christi students help create new Shellharbour playground

Posted 9 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Students from Stella Maris, Shellharbour and Corpus Christi, Oak Flats have played a key role in designing the new and improved playground area at Little Park in Shellharbour Village - officially opened by Shellharbour City Council last week. 

Continue Reading


HAMANI TANGINOA NAMED AS YMCA NSW YOUTH PARLIAMENT MEMBER FOR 2018

Posted 8 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

YMCA Youth Parliament is a unique program in which the best and brightest youth engage with national politics and present real bills to Parliament on issues that affect them. Youth Parliament is not just an exercise, since its beginning in 2002 over half a dozen pieces of YMCA NSW Youth Parliament youth legislation have been passed into NSW Law, including the recent Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

Continue Reading


Holy Spirit and St Joseph’s students revel in Italy study tour

Posted 7 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Ciao dall’Italia! (Hello from Italy!) 

Students from Holy Spirit College, Bellambi and St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Albion Park have enjoyed a trip together to Italy - touring the country, learning in an Italian school and even living with local Italian families - in a unique learning opportunity offered by the two Catholic schools.

Continue Reading


CEDoW students rise to the STEM challenge, Project Stay Afloat

Posted 4 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

The week-long inter-diocesan STEM challenge - Project Stay Afloat 2018 - has seen 1,700 students from over 60 classes in 30 schools across the Dioceses of Wollongong and Lismore use their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills to create in-class solutions to a global problem: rising sea levels.

Which Diocese of Wollongong school won the challenge?

Continue Reading


STUDENT COMPETITION: Justice Literary Writing Competition

Posted 3 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Are you a student in Years 8-11? Enjoy creative writing? Have a passion for social justice, human rights and eco-justice? We have the competition for you! The Edmund Rice Centre invites you to take part in their 2018 Justice Literary Writing Competition.

See here for competition details, prizes and how to enter.

Continue Reading


Magdalene Catholic High School invites you to celebrate 20 years with them

Posted 1 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Magdalene Catholic High School, Narellan warmly invites you to join their '20 years' Gala Dinner on the night of Friday 18 May at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club to celebrate their 20 years of quality Catholic education in the Macarthur region.
 

For details and to purchase tickets, continue reading. 

Continue Reading


National Families Week - Making Moments Matter

Posted 27 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

National Families Week, held from 15 to 21 May, aims to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. 

Continue Reading


Schools Commemorate Anzac Day

Posted 25 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. 

Continue Reading


Reconciliation: Everyone's Business

Posted 23 April 2018 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle

A celebration and immersion of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture provided a memorable experience for over 60 staff from across the Diocese at a recent CEDoW conference.

Guided by the theme, Reconciliation: Everyone’s Business, the two-day event saw Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Teacher Contacts and Aboriginal Education Assistants (AEAs) from our schools, and other Catholic Education personnel gather at The Hermitage in Mittagong.

Continue Reading


Appin Massacre Memorial Ceremony

Posted 19 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Community gathered on Sunday 15 April to pay their respects to the victims of the Appin Massacre at a memorial hosted by Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group, in remembrance of the massacre of Aboriginal people 202 years ago.

Continue Reading


Holy Family's Green First Term

Posted 19 April 2018 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

During Term One, the school community of Holy Family, Ingleburn has been actively promoting environmental initiatives through the actioning of their School Environment Management Plan (SEMP).

Continue Reading


Schools add their voices to ban plastic bags

Posted 16 April 2018 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

Recently our schools were invited to help Sophia Skaparis, a student from Monte Sant Angelo North Sydney, who asked if we would sign a petition to ban single-use plastic bags in NSW.

Continue Reading


Corpus Christi Student Wins Prestigious Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Posted 13 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Grace Mulley, a Year 12 student at Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Oak Flats, has won the prestigious Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award for 2018.

Continue Reading


Year of Youth in full swing in the Diocese of Wollongong

Posted 10 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

The Australian Bishops have put a call out to young Catholics to engage with the Church, celebrate and be celebrated in a declared ‘Year of Youth’. From the launch in Sydney to within our Catholic secondary schools since, Diocese of Wollongong students have responded in great numbers and even greater enthusiasm.

Continue Reading


Our Lady Help of Christians' Lenten fundraising to help Tanzanian school

Posted 5 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Lent has had a special meaning for staff and students at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Primary School, Rosemeadow this year, where the school community has focused its efforts on raising money for a non-profit school in Tanzania. Two of its teachers are travelling to the African nation in the upcoming school holidays to personally deliver the funds.

Continue Reading


CEDoW’s rising hockey star to take on Youth Olympics qualifiers

Posted 4 April 2018 by Catholic Education in Sport News

As a baby, Courtney Schonell chose to hold a hockey stick over a dummy. At age four, she picked up that stick to play. Six years later, she made her first national hockey team. Now, at 17 years old, Courtney has won the NSWCCC Vince Villa Award for most outstanding female athlete across all sports and is on track to represent Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympics.

Continue Reading


Moving for a Better Cause

Posted 2 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

From 12 to 31 March, hundreds of students from Magdalene Catholic High School, Narellan stepped up their cardio to take on the ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ global campaign, donating their physical exercise for a good cause.

Continue Reading


Milton countryside sets the scene for Holy Week celebrations

Posted 31 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. For the St Mary Star of the Sea students and parishioners in Milton, their view of the Cross is complemented by rolling, green farmland surrounds, the sun shining down on a white church standing strong atop a hill. Behind it, a backdrop of beautiful southern NSW escarpment.

 

Continue Reading


A 2018 Easter Message from the Director

Posted 28 March 2018 by Peter Turner in Director's News

In this holy season of Easter, I convey my very best wishes to all involved in Catholic education right across our Diocese. I gratefully acknowledge the outstanding work you do in the service of our young people and our Catholic schools.

Continue Reading


Youth Ministry Leaders empowered by Formation Retreat

Posted 26 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Over 80 students and staff involved in Youth Ministry at each of our diocese’s Catholic systemic secondary schools have gathered at Stanwell Tops to participate in the Youth Ministry Leaders Overnight Formation Retreat.

 

 

Continue Reading


Get Your Foot In The Door - University of Wollongong, Education Careers Expo

Posted 21 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

On Wednesday 21 March, Human Resource Services represented Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong at the University of Wollongong’s Education Careers Expo, where students and prospective employers came together to talk about potential career paths.

Continue Reading


Bishop Emeritus Peter Ingham farewelled at Campbelltown Dinner

Posted 20 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Bishop Emeritus Peter Ingham has delivered a humourous and heartfelt speech to over 500 guests from around the Diocese - including many from the Catholic Education community - gathered to celebrate and honour him at a Farewell Dinner at the Campbelltown Catholic Club.

Continue Reading


St Columbkille’s students say “No Way!” to bullying

Posted 16 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Students at St Columbkille’s Primary and around the Diocese are standing up and saying “no way!” to bullying to mark today's National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.

Continue Reading


ST FRANCIS TEACHER AWARDED CAMPBELLTOWN WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Posted 14 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

As an international hockey umpire, Kylie Seymour gets to be close to the action without being the centre of attention - and that’s the way she prefers it. But being awarded the 'Campbelltown Woman of the Year 2018' has put the St Francis Catholic College teacher firmly in the spotlight. 

Continue Reading


“Be not afraid!”: 2018 Diocesan Education Mass

Posted 9 March 2018 by Catholic Education in Director's News

Director of Schools, Peter Turner, has called on teachers and staff across the Diocese of Wollongong to “be not afraid” at the annual Diocesan Education Mass.

Continue Reading


'From the Mountains to the Sea': CEDoW gifts symbolic Aboriginal painting to new Bishop

Posted 9 March 2018 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle

A beautiful painting celebrating the richness of Aboriginal storytelling, culture and connection across the Diocese of Wollongong has been gifted to newly ordained Bishop Brian Mascord from CEDoW staff.

Continue Reading


International Women's Day with Robynne Murphy

Posted 8 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to challenge Australian women and men to consider the legacy that will be passed onto future generations of women.  

Continue Reading


St Brigid's opens its doors for Catholic Schools Week 2018

Posted 7 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

St Brigid's, Gwynneville and Catholic schools all across the Diocese of Wollongong have opened their doors to families, friends and community members for Catholic Schools Week 2018. 

Continue Reading


Year 6 Leaders Focus on Well-being During Catholic Schools Week 2018

Posted 7 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

More than 200 Year 6 students from schools St Paul’s Albion Park, Ss Peter and Paul Kiama, Stella Maris Shellharbour and Nazareth Shellharbour City came together on Friday 9 March for their annual Southern Illawarra Catholic Schools' (SICS) Leaders Day.

Continue Reading


St Thomas More Primary welcomes new principal

Posted 5 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

St Thomas More Catholic Parish Primary School is celebrating their first Catholic Schools Week with new principal, Mr Philip Barrington.

 

Continue Reading


New Staff Welcomed

Posted 1 March 2018 by Catholic Education in News

On 1 March, 188 staff from Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong schools and the Macarthur and Wollongong Head Offices gathered at Villa D’Oro for the organisation’s annual Welcome Dinner.

Continue Reading


Wollongong students star at NSW Combined Catholic Blues Awards

Posted 16 February 2018 by John Sparks in Sport News

The evening was staged at St Paul’s Catholic College, Manly on Monday 12 February. Over 50 students were recognised on the evening with 8 students from the Wollongong Diocese acknowledged.

Continue Reading


"For all that has been ... thanks!": Bishop Peter Ingham

Posted 9 February 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Catholic schools across the Illawarra, Macarthur, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands joined together to thank Bishop Peter for his great work and dedication to Catholic education in our Diocese.

Continue Reading


Queen's Baton arrives in Wollongong

Posted 5 February 2018 by Catholic Education in News

The Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games skydived into Wollongong today, to the cheering welcome of more than 1,000 local school children gathered at Stuart Park.

Continue Reading


New Principals Welcomed

Posted 29 January 2018 by Catholic Education in News

On Monday 22 January, 6 newly appointed Principals were formally welcomed to the significant role of Principalship at a System Orientation Day, where they met with members of the organisation’s Leadership Team and Human Resource Services.

Continue Reading


Christ Our Joy, Year of Youth Image Unveiled

Posted 26 December 2017 by Malcom Hart (CEC) in News

The official image for the Year of Youth was unveiled at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney on the 7th December 2017.

Continue Reading


How Our Catholic Schools Can Help to Combat Modern Slavery

Posted 21 December 2017 by Catholic Schools NSW Anti-Slavery Taskforce in Just Words

When you buy gifts and goodies this Christmas, will you be checking that they aren’t the product of modern slavery? 

Continue Reading


Mt Carmel students tops state in HSC Construction

Posted 14 December 2017 by Catholic Education in VET News & Events

Mt Carmel Catholic College student, Bianca Ritter, is a trailblazer. Not only did she take on study in traditionally male-dominated subjects for her HSC, but she’s done it in style, topping the state in the HSC Construction Examination.

Continue Reading


Australian All Schools Athletics Champions

Posted 13 December 2017 by John Sparks in Sport News

Jordan Doris (Mt Carmel) and Luke Small (Magdalene) won gold in their respective 800m track events at Schools Nationals in December.

Continue Reading


Celebrating the Release of the Reviewed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy

Posted 12 December 2017 by Beth Riolo in Yarning Circle

The reviewed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy was released 20 October 2017 at a gathering of educators, school leaders and Aboriginal Elders and community members. 

Continue Reading


Pathways on the Journey

Posted 7 December 2017 by John Charadia in News

“Pathways on the Journey” is a diverse collection of expressions from students who participated in the “Pathways on the Journey” SPLICED creative thinking and enrichment project.

Continue Reading


Little Matthew Takes Out First Prize in Global ICAS English Competition

Posted 1 December 2017 by Catholic Education in Your Voice

7 year old Matthew, a Year 2 student at St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School in Campbelltown, has taken out FIRST PRIZE in the ICAS English Competition.  

Continue Reading


Lighting the Way Faith & Learning Awards acknowledge outstanding achievement of CEDoW teachers and staff

Posted 23 November 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Hundreds gathered in Campbelltown last night for CEDoW's inaugural Lighting the Way Faith & Learning Awards - a fantastic evening of celebration, affirmation and acknowledgement of the significant contributions of our staff in schools and across Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wollongong. 

Continue Reading


"And the inaugural Professional Practice Awards go to..."

Posted 23 November 2017 by Catholic Education in News

A special part of the 2017 Lighting the Way Faith & Learning Awards Evening was the conferral of the Professional Practice Awards. These awards acknowledged the outstanding achievement and efforts of five individual staff members who, in the course of their work and study, have been exemplary in a particular area of educational endeavour.

Continue Reading


St Paul's Albion Park Principal, Colleen Easton wins prestigious Lighting the Way Award

Posted 23 November 2017 by Catholic Education in News

It is evident that Colleen Easton is a woman of deep faith. In a career spanning over forty years in Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wollongong, Colleen has consistently displayed a deep commitment, loyalty and devotion to honouring her call as a spiritual, faith and educational leader. So it was only fitting that the St Paul's Albion Park Principal receive the most prestigious award of CEDoW's Lighting the Way Faith & Learning Awards Evening - the Lighting the Way Award.

Continue Reading


Outstanding Early Career Teachers impress at Lighting the Way Awards Evening

Posted 23 November 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Congratulations to Stella Maris, Shellharbour's Siobhan Rooney and St Joseph's, Albion Park's Zachary Ellul for winning CEDoW's inaugural Outstanding Early Career Teacher Awards at the 2017 Lighting the Way Faith and Learning Awards Evening.

Continue Reading


Year 12 leaders shine at Bishop's Student Excellence Awards

Posted 22 November 2017 by Catholic Education in News

The best and brightest of our Diocese's Catholic students have today been awarded the Bishop of Wollongong's Student Excellence Awards. Students and their families, principals and other CEDoW staff gathered together with Bishop Peter Ingham and Director of Schools, Peter Turner, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of these young men and women. 

Continue Reading



Students apply their trade in WorldSkills Australia VETiS Regional Competitions

Posted 18 November 2017 by Catholic Education in VET News & Events

CEDoW VET students have successfully participated in the WorldSkills Australia Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Regional Competitions across several skills categories during October and November.

Continue Reading


A Creative Answer to Pope Francis' Call

Posted 16 November 2017 by Catholic Education in Environment Matters

St Pius X Unanderra have been working on the installation of a mural, composed of plastic bags woven into a pre-existing chain link fence.  This creative re-use of plastic bags, speaks directly to Pope Francis’ call to alter the contemporary ‘throwaway culture’ (Laudato Si, 22). 

Continue Reading


2017 Young Journalist Competition - Justice Heroes

Posted 16 November 2017 by Hannah Dowling in Your Voice

Sister Mary mightn’t be famous, or a person you're hanging for an autograph from, but she might just be one of the most amazing people you will ever meet.

Continue Reading


War On Waste (WOW) Club

Posted 14 November 2017 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

The Environment Club at St Joseph’s Albion Park, now called the War on Waste (WOW) Club has been working hard this year to reduce the amount of waste the school is sending to landfill by introducing recycling to the school.

Continue Reading


St Joseph’s Albion Park: Winners at the Illawarra Green Flicks film competition!

Posted 14 November 2017 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

St Joseph's Albion Park are Winners of the 'Schools' Participation Prize' for the Illawarra Green Flicks Film Competition!

Continue Reading


SICS Enrichment Day at Corpus Christi

Posted 12 November 2017 by Catholic Education in News

The Southern Illawarra Catholic Schools (SICS) Science Enrichment Day was held at Corpus Christi Catholic High School on Friday, involving 26 students from

Continue Reading


Deadly Encouragement Awards

Posted 6 November 2017 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle

The second annual 'Deadly Encouragement Awards' were held on October 19 at Waniora Public School, recognising Indigenous students in the Northern Illawarra region, who consistently apply effort in all areas of their schooling.

Continue Reading


St Paul's Moss Vale Students Sing for a Great Cause at Celebration Sing Out!

Posted 2 November 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Students from St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, joined 800 other choristers from 23 schools, and an 80-piece symphony orchestra, in CELEBRATION SING OUT! at the Sydney Town Hall on Sunday. 

Continue Reading


Corpus Christi's First Musical Production a Great Success!

Posted 27 October 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Corpus Christi Catholic High School performed their first school musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Roo Theatre in August. The production featured 40 students from years 7 to 10.

Continue Reading


Ss Peter and Paul Launch Innovation Studio

Posted 27 October 2017 by Catholic Education in News

“The pace of change, supercharged by new and emerging technologies, has never been so great, nor so disruptive.” Australian Innovation Agenda (2015)

Continue Reading


St Columbkille’s Enviro Ninjas

Posted 23 October 2017 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

In September, leading up to the Feast of St Francis, the community of St Columbkille’s celebrated, the Season of Creation.

Continue Reading


St John's Dapto : With Faith, Trust and a Little Bit Of Pixie Dust

Posted 18 October 2017 by Catholic Education in News

What a magical and professional performance from the students at St John's Catholic Primary School Dapto, as they brought to life the musical production of Disney's Peter Pan Jr earlier this month at Roo Theatre ✨✨✨✨✨

Continue Reading


Aboriginal Art Resource – Sacraments Series

Posted 13 October 2017 by Beth Riolo in Yarning Circle

There are connections that can be made with Aboriginal spirituality, celebration and ritual with many symbols associated with Aboriginal ceremonies being similar to those used in the sacramental life and religious rituals of the Catholic Church.

Continue Reading


St Joseph's Host Budding Year 5 STEM Students

Posted 10 October 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Over 350 excited Year 5 students were hosted by St Joseph's Catholic High School last month, for a day of fun and challenging STEM activities.

Continue Reading


CEDoW School Response to Laudato Si' 2016

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

Our schools have taken up the challenges and considerations from Laudato Si’ and responded in a myriad of ways.

Continue Reading


World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

Ss. Peter and Paul, Kiama had an action packed day full of various activities to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Continue Reading


St Paul's Vegetable Gardens

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

Have you seen our new vegetable gardens at St Paul's Albion Park?

Continue Reading


St Clare's Narellan Vale Environmental Campaign

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo in Environment Matters

The Mini Vinnies busy bees of St Clare’s Catholic Primary School, at Narellan Vale, are uniting to benefit the community and environment.

Continue Reading


Our Young Artists Are Celebrated at the 2017 Christmas Story Art Exhibition

Posted 18 September 2017 by Catholic Education in News

The Stage 3 Christmas Story Art competition and exhibition provides an opportunity for our Diocese of Wollongong students to reflect upon their understanding and interpretation of the Scripture of Advent and Christmas. 

Last Thursday, more than 50 young artists gathered together with family, teachers and other Catholic Education staff, to celebrate the opening of this special event at the Wollongong City Art Gallery.  

Continue Reading


St John’s Dapto take a behind the scenes look at St Vincent de Paul Society.

Posted 11 September 2017 by Catholic Education in Just Words

Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong and the St Vincent De Paul Society have enjoyed a longstanding relationship, working collaboratively to support the marginalised and socially disadvantaged within our community.

Continue Reading


Dragons Community teaches SPX students about making positive choices

Posted 21 August 2017 by Catholic Education in News

During Term 3, St Pius X Unanderra have been fortunate to have Dragons U20 NYC players from the 'Dragons Community' program, come out to their school to to work with them on building the vital skill of resilience.

Continue Reading


Celebrating our Dedicated Teachers with Teacher Accreditation Recognition Awards

Posted 11 August 2017 by Catholic Education in News

On Wednesday 9 August, Human Resource Services hosted the inaugural Teacher Accreditation Recognition Awards at the Campbelltown Catholic Club, a new initiative under the Diocese’s Rewards and Recognition Program, acknowledging the achievement of our teachers who have gained significant milestones in their teaching careers - Proficient and Lead Teacher Accreditation.

Continue Reading


St Pius X Plays its Part in National Tree Day

Posted 8 August 2017 by David and Maile from St Pius X in Environment Matters

Green thumbs from all over Australia came together to help celebrate Planet Ark’s 22nd National Tree Day 2017, resulting in up to one million natives being planted over 3000 sites.

Continue Reading


​Jordan wins Gold & Silver in Commonwealth Youth Games​

Posted 26 July 2017 by Catholic Education in Sport News

Congratulations to JORDAN DORIS of Year 12 at Mount Carmel Catholic College, for his exceptional performance in representing his country at the ​recent ​Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. 

Continue Reading


Shoalhaven Excellence in Vocational Education and Training Annual Awards

Posted 25 July 2017 by Catholic Education in VET News & Events

Congratulations to Year 12 students from St John's Nowra, who took out the 'Student of the Year' award in three categories, as well as Shoalhaven VET Student of the Year, at the annual Shoalhaven Schools Excellence in VET Awards recently.

Continue Reading


Harmony Day - Everyone Belongs

Posted 13 July 2017 by Catholic Education in Your Voice

Students were asked a series of questions based around this year's theme of "Everyone Belongs".

Continue Reading


The First Sod of Soil is Turned at St Francis K-12 Catholic College Edmondson Park

Posted 22 June 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Students and staff from St Francis Catholic College, together with invited guests, attended a liturgy on the permanent site at Edmondson Park, where the first sod of soil was officially 'turned' last Thursday.

Continue Reading


What is STEM and why is it so important to your child's future?

Posted 20 June 2017 by Catholic Education in News

STEM is a cross-disciplinary approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM learning engages students in authentic, real-world learning experiences where they develop the skills to work collaboratively and independently to solve problems.

Continue Reading


Director's Art Gallery

Posted 15 June 2017 by Catholic Education in Director's News

Last week at the Marian Centre Wollongong, we had the pleasure of hosting fourteen talented artists from four primary schools around the Diocese.

Continue Reading


HAPPY WORLD SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF DAY!

Posted 13 June 2017 by Catholic Education in Director's News

Tomorrow, the 14th June 2017 is World School Support Staff Day. Along with our Bishop, I join with you in celebrating the significant contributions of school support staff, each and every day in our school communities.

Continue Reading


Introducing ... the Lighting the Way Faith and Learning Awards

Posted 9 June 2017 by Catholic Education in Director's News

We are pleased to present a fresh and meaningful approach to the way the outstanding achievements and career milestones of our committed and dedicated staff, in schools and in the Catholic Education Office, are celebrated.

Continue Reading


'Male Models' Group for Aboriginal Men Inspires Couple to Give Unique and Beautiful Gift

Posted 5 June 2017 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle

CatholicCare, celebrating in partnership with Oolong House Aboriginal Rehabilitation Service, hosted a unique Reconciliation Week event at Nowra Showground yesterday.

Continue Reading


Your Coffee Doesn't Have to Cost the Earth

Posted 5 June 2017 by Catholic Education in Environment Matters

On World Environment Day, we invite you to perhaps re-think the way you indulge in your daily coffee ritual and choose a more environmentally friendly option to having your caffeine fix.

Continue Reading


21st Annual Sports Awards Evening

Posted 4 June 2017 by Catholic Education in Sport News

The 2017 Diocesan Sports awards will acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our primary and secondary students and teachers.  The evening will involve a special guest speaker/s, yet to be announced. The Sports Council are pleased to acknowledge and thank the Catholic Development Fund as the major sponsors.  

Continue Reading


New Principals to the Diocese Warmly Welcomed

Posted 26 May 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Four newly appointed principals in 2017, were warmly welcomed by staff, students and families within their school communities, and by fellow staff across the Diocese at the Education Mass in Catholic Schools Week.

Continue Reading


Bede Ritchie Walks in the Shoes of the Homeless for a Night

Posted 22 May 2017 by Josie Cooks in Just Words

Each year the St Vincent de Paul Society holds a national event, Vinnies CEO Sleepout, to raise awareness of the growing issue of homelessness.  

Continue Reading


Students pay respects to our ANZACs

Posted 12 May 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Students represented their schools and families at ANZAC ceremonies all over the diocese on Tuesday.  It is wonderful to see so many students with a deep respect and understanding of the importance of respect and acknowledgement for the servicemen and women of our country, and sacrifices of past, present and those yet to come.

Continue Reading


Duke of Edinburgh Award Recognises Outstanding Commitment

Posted 12 May 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Mr Chris Whicker, Administration Coordinator at Magdalene Catholic High School, was recently presented with the Duke of Edinburgh Medal of Recognition for his Long Service to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Continue Reading


Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in iconic Australian venues

Posted 12 April 2017 by Catholic Education in News

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival organisers today announced preparations are well underway for the event that will draw 15,000 young people to Sydney from 7-9 December this year.

The festival will be held in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and culminate with a closing mass at the Domain.

Continue Reading


Harmony Day - Everyone Belongs

Posted 31 March 2017 by Catholic Education in Your Voice

Students were asked a series of questions based around this year's theme of "Everyone Belongs"

Continue Reading


EARTH HOUR Schools Day - Friday 24 March

Posted 20 March 2017 by Catholic Education in Environment Matters

World Earth Hour Day is coming up on Saturday the 25th of March at 8.30pm.  In 2017, schools and the Catholic Education Office are invited to celebrate Earth Hour on Earth Hour Schools Day, Friday 24th March.

Continue Reading


Catholic School Staff Inspired to Display Heart, Character and Passion

Posted 10 March 2017 by Catholic Education in News

“Yura jauiang yulang. Yura budbut. Bindadhan mareiin yabun”.The people will come to ceremony. Giving their hearts. Giving to God sacred time.

Continue Reading


HARMONY DAY

Posted 1 March 2017 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle

Harmony Day, 21 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common.

Continue Reading


Schools Open Their Doors During Catholic Schools Week Celebrations

Posted 28 February 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Schools from the Diocese of Wollongong joined with Catholic schools across NSW and ACT to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, from 6-12 March 2017.

 

Continue Reading


20th Annual NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Blues Awards

Posted 21 February 2017 by Catholic Education in Sport News

The 20th Annual Blues evening involves the presentation of awards and recognition of the top students in all sports from NSW Catholic Secondary Schools and Colleges.

Continue Reading


Principal Don Spencer Vying For Spot of No 1 Don

Posted 15 February 2017 by Catholic Education in News

Staff and students of Mary Immaculate Primary School in Eagle Vale, have entered their beloved Principal Don Spencer into the DON Smallgoods Dons of Australia competition! 

Continue Reading


Welcome to the New School Year

Posted 9 February 2017 by Peter Turner in Director's News

With the new school year now underway, I write to wish each of you the very best for a rewarding 2017.

Continue Reading


HSC Outstanding Achievers ~ 2016 Higher School Certificate

Posted 18 January 2017 by Catholic Education in News

We are immensely proud of all our students and there are many success stories that we can celebrate. Some of these were achieved in the face of significant adversity. 

Continue Reading


Christmas Message to Staff

Posted 22 December 2016 by Peter Turner in Director's News

As we bring the 2016 year to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the myriad of outstanding things that have happened in our schools throughout the year.

Continue Reading


The 20th Annual CDF Sports Awards

Posted 6 December 2016 by Catholic Education in Sport News

On Friday 18 November the Diocesan Sports Council staged the 20th Annual CDF Sports Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of students from primary and secondary schools across the Diocese.

Continue Reading


UOW Learning Labs An In2Uni Program Supporting our Gifted Young Learners

Posted 5 December 2016 by Catholic Education in News

In2Uni is an outreach initiative by the University of Wollongong (UOW), which aims to build in students, aspirations and awareness toward higher education, while fostering a culture of lifelong learning and engagement with education. Learning Labs, a school holiday workshop program for gifted and talented students in Years 1-10, targets students performing in the top 10-15% in their area of interest.

Continue Reading


Christmas Story Art Competition 2016 Reveals Students' Creative Talent

Posted 5 December 2016 by Catholic Education in News

Catholic primary school students from across the Diocese have again produced stunning works of art for the annual Christmas Story Art Competition and Exhibition.  

Continue Reading


Kiribati: Warriors on the Frontline

Posted 16 November 2016 by Josie Cooks in Just Words

Like many Australians, until seven years ago I had never heard of Kiribati, let alone understood the various climate change issues impacting the country.

Continue Reading


NSW CATHOLIC COMBINED COLLEGES ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Posted 14 November 2016 by Catholic Education in Sport News

Some wonderful results from CEDOW students at the recent NSWCCC Championships at Homebush.  Congratulations to all students who represented Mackillop, to all place getters and to the following students for their outstanding performances. 

Continue Reading


Taneesah Cultural Ambassador for Australia after Winning AIA Scholarship

Posted 11 November 2016 by Catholic Education in News

Taneesah was one of three winners Australia-wide to receive the 2016/17 Australia Indonesia Association Scholarship Program. The scholarship involves a two -week homestay program and intensive language course in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Continue Reading


What Matters to Talented Young Writer Maddie?

Posted 11 November 2016 by Catholic Education in News

17 year old student Maddie Mott, from Holy Spirit College Bellambi, has taken out first prize in the Year 11/12 Category of 2016 What Matters writing competition, with her powerful and stirring poem that addresses the significant issue of women and gender in today’s society.

Continue Reading


WE MATTER

Posted 11 November 2016 by Catholic Education in Your Voice

I say I am a feminist and you laugh and ask why
I would want to be
a feminist

And you laugh at the word
as if it is a joke that I don't understand
as if fighting for the equality of my sex is a concept a tad out of your grasp

Continue Reading


Tyler Wright Not Only a Champion in the Surf

Posted 11 November 2016 by Catholic Education in News

Last Thursday morning, the 13th of October, several bleary eyed teachers and students arrived at St. John the Evangelist Catholic High School a little later than they normally would after watching history in the making. It was not until the wee hours of the morning that twenty-two-year-old former student, Tyler Wright, was crowned as the 2016 World Surf League Women’s World Champion!

Continue Reading


St Pius X Unanderra Caring for Our Common Home

Posted 11 November 2016 by Catholic Education in News

2016 has been a huge year for the community of St Pius X, taking an active role in caring for our common home. Pope Francis’ Laudato Si inspired the students and staff to do more to our already beautiful school environment to ensure that all the wonders of creation are around for future generations. We felt improvements were needed, not only to the appearance of some areas of our school grounds, but in the way we educate others, so they too are empowered with the knowledge that they can make a difference! 

Continue Reading


Threads of Mercy and Compassion Make our Catholic Schools Special

Posted 26 October 2016 by Josie Cooks in Just Words

In the busyness of daily life, it is easy to overlook the good things that happen, small though they may seem....  

 

Continue Reading


Congratulations to St Columbkille's Cast and Crew of Olivia!

Posted 14 October 2016 by Catholic Education in News and Events

St Columbkille's School Production of Olivia! this term, was a delightfully inspiring example of how valuable Arts Education is for our young students.

Continue Reading


1 2 3 4 5 ... 7