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Teachers Meet to Care for Our Common Home, Our School

Posted 31 May 2018 by Beth Riolo in 'Environment Matters' Blog

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.

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

Posted 30 May 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.

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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.

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

Posted 25 May 2018 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle – News From Around The Diocese

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Reconciliation: Everyone's Business

Posted 23 April 2018 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle – News From Around The Diocese

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.

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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.

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