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CEDoW Schools Reimagine, Recreate and Restore on World Environment Day

Posted 9 June 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The annual celebration of World Environment Day on 5th June is always an opportunity for the world to collectively pause and reflect on how we can all better care for our planet. As usual, schools across the Wollongong diocese joined in and celebrated this day with prayer and action, challenged to make a difference for the planet through this year's theme of "Reimagine. Recreate. Restore."

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State of the Art Hospitality Facilities Open at Corpus Christi Oak Flats

Posted 7 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

The recent construction of a contemporary hospitality trade training kitchen and cafe at Corpus Christi Catholic High School in Oak Flats has the whole school community excited—especially the students.

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Federal Politicians Join Students at John Therry Catholic College For Student Leadership Forum

Posted 4 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

More than one hundred students across Years 7 to 12 at John Therry Catholic College, Rosemeadow, had the opportunity to put their questions to federal politicians Hon Tanya Plibersek, Shadow Minister for Education and Women; Dr Mike Freelander, Federal Member for Macarthur; and Mr Chris Hayes, Federal Member for Fowler, at a Student Leadership forum recently hosted by the school.

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Students at St John’s Nowra taking action towards Reconciliation

Posted 3 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

This week Australians join together in celebration of Reconciliation Week. The theme for 2021, ‘More than a Word-Reconciliation Takes Action’ urges us to take up the challenge to make a difference. At St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra, six Aboriginal and 18 non-Aboriginal students across Years 11 and 12, have embodied the 2021 theme by enrolling in Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies subjects. 

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Teachers Gather to Care for Our Common Home, Our Schools

Posted 2 June 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

WEN Teacher Contacts from across our diocesan schools recently gathered for their annual Professional Development and Formation Day, Caring for Our Common Home, Our School. Held at the conclusion of Laudato Si' Week, the day proved to be a wonderful opportunity for professional learning, professional dialogue and sharing of best practice in the areas of ecological conversion, environmental education and action.

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Mount Carmel teacher channels bushfire destruction to take out top art prize

Posted 27 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Roxanne Lillis is feeling pretty proud of her efforts, and well she should. The gifted visual arts teacher from Mount Carmel Catholic College Varroville has just been announced as the inaugural winner of the Zart National Teacher-Artist Prize – the first art prize for art teachers in the world. 

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Faith In The Future: Diocese Of Wollongong Celebrates 200 Years Of Catholic Education

Posted 25 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

A celebration to mark the bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia was held on Dharawal land this week, with students from 45 Catholic schools across the Diocese of Wollongong—from the Macarthur, Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands—gathering as one community of faith.

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Award-winning author visits St John’s Catholic Primary School, Dapto

Posted 20 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

‘Never give up’ and ‘have the courage to follow your dreams’ were some of the inspirational messages students at St John’s Catholic Primary School, Dapto, heard during an impromptu visit from international award-winning author, Kirli Saunders. 

 

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Christ's Hands On Earth at Mt Carmel

Posted 14 May 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

We are often reminded of the phrase, act local, think global. At Mt Carmel Catholic College Varroville this phrase is being put into action in a Christ-centred way that fosters a sense of community and nurtures a culture of service through initiatives that promote stewardship and care for our Common Home.

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"We All Fit Together” - Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School Celebrates World Autism Awareness Month

Posted 12 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Celebrating difference, acceptance, and inclusivity of people are at the heart of Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School’s identity. These qualities were on display when the school celebrated World Autism Awareness Month with a special day themed ‘We All Fit Together’ on Friday 30 April. 

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CEDoW Catholic school enrolments continue to grow

Posted 10 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wollongong have experienced a 17% increase in students over the past decade, with 2021 enrolments representing an almost 2% increase over last year’s figures.

Find out why more and more local parents are choosing to send their children to our Catholic schools...

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'Have Your Say' survey winners announced

Posted 3 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Thank you to everyone who responded to our 'Have Your Say' surveys at the end of Term 1. One winner was randomly selected for each of the three surveys. Winners were notified by email in Week 2, Term 2.

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Ss Peter and Paul Kiama Focus On Autism Awareness

Posted 20 April 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Seaside sand modelling, rainbow mufti dress and sharing different classrooms – these were some of the highlights of a World Autism Awareness Day celebration at Ss Peter and Paul Parish Primary School Kiama

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New Eco Ambassadors for CEDoW Primary Schools

Posted 18 April 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Embracing the idea, 'You are never too small to make a difference', over 100 students representing Catholic primary schools from across the Diocese of Wollongong attended the inaugural Primary Student WEN Day which was held at St Paul’s Catholic Parish Primary School in Albion Park. 

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Female Catholic School Students Honoured with Prestigious Science Award

Posted 9 April 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Two female students from Mt Carmel Catholic College, Varroville have been awarded a prestigious Victor Chang School Science Award for their positive work ethic, passion for learning, and curiosity for the world we live in.

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Life to the Full: A letter from Bishop Brian Mascord and Peter Hill

Posted 31 March 2021 by Catholic Education in Director's News

The mission of Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong is to create vibrant Catholic school communities where every student finds meaning and purpose in life through continual growth in faith and improvement in learning. This purpose can only be achieved when students feel safe, supported and valued for who they are...

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Talented Student Composes Orginal Song to Celebrate Holy Week

Posted 31 March 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Christian Barbadillo is a talented young man. At the age of just 11, the Year 6 student from St Justin’s Catholic Primary School, Oran Park, is an accomplished songwriter, who recently composed and recorded a song titled 'We Are the Reason' in celebration of Holy Week and Easter.  

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Eileen O'Connor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program supports tertiary education pathways for John Therry students

Posted 24 March 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) and Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor are very pleased to launch a new tertiary education pathways initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at John Therry Catholic College, Rosemeadow, where 12% of the student population identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

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Adverse Weather Update

Posted 21 March 2021 by Catholic Education in News

An update for parents, carers and students at Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) schools regarding the current adverse weather event.

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Celebrating St Joseph’s Day with the students of St Joseph’s Primary School Bulli

Posted 19 March 2021 by Catholic Education in News

The sun may not have been out this St Joseph’s Day, but that didn’t stop the students of St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Primary School, Bulli, from shining as they gathered with Bishop Brian Mascord to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint.

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