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Growing Hope at Milton

Posted 23 November 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

St Mary's Star of the Sea Milton students have been "happy and honoured" to take part in the Convoy of Hope's Regrow' program – helping those who lost everything in last summer's devastating bushfires.

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'Answering the call of Pope Francis': Bishop's Student Excellence Awards 2020

Posted 16 November 2020 by Catholic Education in News

Eight outstanding Year 12 student leaders from systemic secondary schools across the Diocese of Wollongong have been awarded the prestigious Bishop’s Student Excellence Awards, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to their Catholic faith, their academic, sporting, creative, and vocational achievements, and their community-based accomplishments during the 2020 school year. 

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Beacon of Sustainability

Posted 9 November 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

St Patricks Primary School’s Living Classroom is a beacon of sustainability in the Catholic schools of New South Wales. This verdant cornucopia is a thriving food garden and inspiring learning oasis.

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Sport House Spirit Drives Container Collection for Vinnies Return and Earn

Posted 20 October 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

St Brigid’s Catholic Parish Primary School in Gwynneville held two drives during Term Three where more than 5,700 recyclable drink containers were collected and deposited to the Vinnies Return and Earn depot in Unanderra.

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CEDOW 2020 Christmas Story Art Exhibition and Competition Goes Virtual

Posted 14 October 2020 by Catholic Education in News

If you’re lucky enough to visit the Wollongong Art Gallery over the next month, what a beautiful sight you will see. In a year marred by disappointments and challenges brought on by COVID-19, the 52 inspiring student artworks selected for the 2020 CEDOW Christmas Story Art Exhibition and competition, provide creative and artistic examples of hope and joy, as illustrated through the message of the Christmas story and the birth of Jesus. 

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Year 12 students celebrate historic name change at John Therry Catholic College

Posted 29 September 2020 by Catholic Education in News

In a year marred by disruptions to student learning and cancellations of school events, the outgoing Year 12 students of John Therry Catholic College, Rosemeadow recently had the opportunity to celebrate a significant event in their school’s history – a blessing ceremony to officiate the change of school name.

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CEDoW Youth Ministry program undertakes review

Posted 17 September 2020 by Catholic Education in News

Since its introduction in 2016, more than 3000 Catholic primary and secondary students have celebrated, explored, and engaged in their faith through a growing number of worship, and spiritual encounters provided by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW), in collaboration with Catholic Youth Ministry Wollongong (CYMW). A Review of the CEDoW Youth Ministry strategies and initiatives is currently being undertaken to ensure that the vibrant and creative methods of communication—developed to evangelise and engage a growing number of young adults and children with their faith in CEDoW schools—continues. 

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Schools Celebrate and Pray for Creation

Posted 11 September 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

CEDoW schools have marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the Season of Creation with prayer, liturgy and actions that demonstrate a strong commitment to raising awareness and caring for our common home.

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R U OK? DAY

Posted 10 September 2020 by Catholic Education in News

2700 packs of wellbeing postcards and delicious cookies - baked with love - have been distributed to Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) teachers, school and office staff to encourage people to take a break, start a conversation with friends, colleagues, and loved ones, in support of R U OK? Day.

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ORDER NOW: Adore–Advent & Christmas Reflections 2020

Posted 7 September 2020 in News

Catholic Diocese of Wollongong is now taking orders for 'Adore—Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2020' – an 88-page pocket-size book containing short spiritually rich, yet accessible, daily reflections from the beginning of Advent (29 November 2020) through to the Baptism of the Lord (10 January 2021).

Order your copy today [link to purchase inside]

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Posted 28 August 2020 in 'Environment Matters' Blog

One of the ways that our school communities can participate in ecological conversion each year is on 1st September which is The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This day marks the beginning of the Season of Creation, which is an annual event that encourages prayer and action for our common home and it runs from 1st September through to 4th October, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi.

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FOR ALL THINGS, GIVE HOPE: Year 12 student leadership visits with Bishop Brian Mascord and CEDoW Director of Schools, Peter Hill

Posted 28 August 2020 by Catholic Education in News

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” 1Thessalonians (5:18), was the focus of the 2020 Year 12 Student Leadership Visits with Bishop of Wollongong, Most Rev Brian Mascord and CEDoW Director of Schools, Peter Hill.

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KNIT4NEED Challenge

Posted 26 August 2020 by Catholic Education in News

Earlier this month, Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) presented hundreds of scarves, beanies, booties, and blankets, to Wollongong’s Vinnies Van Coordinator, Kelly McCrohon. Each knitted item was lovingly handmade by students, staff, extended members of our school communities and Catholic Education staff, as part of CEDoW’s inaugural KNIT4NEED Challenge—supporting marginalised members of our local community who suffer from homelessness.

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CEDoW students embrace the potential of science

Posted 20 August 2020 by Catholic Education in News

Dr. Aidan Johnson, Science Coordinator at John Therry Catholic College said all five students enrolled in the course had done an outstanding job with their research and the quality of the work they presented. “The recent bushfires and current Coronavirus pandemic have brought the importance of the three John Therry students’ projects into the spotlight,” said Dr. Johnson. “Due to the high quality of the work and topical research, all three are now aiming to have their projects published in scientific journals.“We congratulate all students on their achievements and we wish them well for their future scientific endeavors.

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Holy Cross Helensburgh Gardening Club Meets Masterchef!

Posted 10 August 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The Leaders of the Gardening Club at Holy Cross Helensburgh are also budding Masterchefs recently demonstrating that they have culinary skills as well as green thumbs.

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Schools Join in to Protect Native Forests and Wildlife Habitats

Posted 3 August 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

This year's celebration of National Tree Day was an opportunity for CEDoW schools to pray for and take action on behalf of native forests, wildlife and the protection of habitats.

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Sowing Seeds at St Justin's Oran Park

Posted 27 July 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

When the students at St Justin's Oran Park came back to school in Term 3 they were gifted with the lovely sight of a brand new garden space. Over the holiday break a number of keen staff members got together to kick start the SJOP garden.

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Secondary Students Zoom In for ECO Conference

Posted 3 July 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Edmund Rice College recently hosted a virtual ECO Sustainability Conference that had secondary students zooming in from across the Wollongong diocese and beyond.

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Free counselling support for bushfire-affected Shoalhaven residents

Posted 25 June 2020 by Catholic Education in News

CatholicCare is excited to announce that they are now delivering free counselling support for members of the Shoalhaven community, who may have been affected in any way, by the bushfire events.

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Bumper Pumpkin Harvest at Port Kembla

Posted 22 June 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

With the combination of rain and sun the Living Classroom garden at St Patrick's Port Kembla is looking especially green and lush.

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