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Novel Coronavirus: Updated advice for travellers from China

Posted 3 February 2020 by Catholic Education in News

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATED ADVICE: Based on the new federal government advice today, 3 February 2020, the following applies to travellers from China...

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Novel Coronavirus: Advice for parents ahead of school returning

Posted 28 January 2020 by Catholic Education in News

UPDATE: The NSW Government has today requested that children who have visited China in the past two weeks [or who has been in contact with a person confirmed as having novel coronavirus] not attend school or childcare services until 14 days have lapsed from their date of departure from China

More information from NSW Health inside. Parents with concerns can contact their local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 for advice or visit the dedicated NSW Health information page on novel coronavirus here.

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Bishop Brian calls for delegates to represent the diocese at Plenary Council

Posted 27 January 2020 by Bishop Brian Mascord in News

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I am writing to invite expressions of interest from prospective Diocese of Wollongong delegates to attend the Plenary Council 2020...

Completed applications using the Expression of Interest Form must be sent via email to Mr John Tubridy by 5.00pm Tuesday 4 February 2020. More information and forms inside.

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Bishop Brian Mascord on the Bushfire Emergency Response

Posted 3 January 2020 by Bishop Brian Mascord in News

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I write these words at a time when many within your communities have lost so much and many grieve the loss of friends and family. There are really no words that can be said that can take away the pain or the loss that you are suffering at this time...

Read more from Bishop Brian inside.

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Corpus Christi Spreads Christmas Spirit to Vulnerable Families

Posted 20 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

It’s a time for giving gifts to our loved ones, but how can we extend the Christmas spirit to those in need? This December, Corpus Christi Catholic High School Oak Flats are brightening the season of goodwill for families in the Shellharbour region through their generous donations of hampers to the St Vincent de Paul Society's Christmas Hamper Appeal. 

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Smart Solution for Mathematics Teacher Shortage

Posted 18 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

To inspire and support teachers to expand their knowledge to provide the optimum education for students, a new initiative has been implemented by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) in partnership with the University of Notre Dame, Australia to increase the number of specialist mathematics teachers in the diocese.    

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CEDoW Schools Respond to the "Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor"

Posted 17 December 2019 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

In 2019, through the Return and Earn partnership with Vinnies, our schools have recycled 75,317 containers raising much needed funds for Vinnies social works.

This means that we have reduced the amount of rubbish going to landfill and we have also raised money for the St Vincent de Paul Society who assist those people in our community who need a helping hand.

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Holy Family Ingleburn rallies to support koala conservation after devastating bushfire losses

Posted 16 December 2019 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The recent bushfires have had a devastating impact on our local communities – including on our native wildlife and their habitats. The students and staff at Holy Family Ingleburn have been keen to do their bit to support the recovery efforts, answering Pope Francis’ call to “hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”.  

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St John's Nowra Student Ideas Take Flight

Posted 13 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

Giant catapults, racing airplanes, bionic hands with moveable fingers and intricate light coding – in an exciting day of learning Year 9 students at St John the Evangelist Catholic High School Nowra challenged their imaginations in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) during their immersion day.

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St Michael's Thirroul Rise and Shine in 2019!

Posted 13 December 2019 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The community at St Michael's Thirroul recently took out First Place in the Wollongong City Council Rise and Shine Awards for 2019. They won in the 'Best Ongoing Environmental Initiatives' Category.

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St Anthony’s Picton in pole position for F1 in Schools success

Posted 11 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

St Anthony’s Picton primary students feel the need – the need for speed! They’ve jumped into the F1 in Schools competition for the first time with full gusto, matching it with high school teams from across the state to collaborate, design, build and race the fastest Formula 1®​ Cars of the Future.

Read about the teams' impressive performances at the recent NSW State Finals, taking the competition up to students five years their senior.

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John Therry Rosemeadow construction students enjoy first-hand industry experience

Posted 9 December 2019 by Catholic Education in VET News & Events

VET students at John Therry Rosemeadow are reaping the benefits of the school’s many industry connections and partnerships – enjoying direct on-the-job experience and other valuable encounters to build their practical knowledge and skills, and expand their career options.

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‘The potential is incredibly exciting’: Multi-million dollar new TAS & VET facilities at St Joseph’s Albion Park

Posted 6 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

It’s every TAS, VET and trades student’s dream – multi-million dollar, modern facilities to learn skills, design and practice your craft; tailor-made training spaces for a range of specialities, state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality resources, all at your fingertips for the best possible learning and outcomes. New major upgrades at St Joseph’s Albion Park now provide this potential for its students, all right at school.

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Smoke Advisory: NSW Bushfires

Posted 5 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

Smoke from bushfires is affecting large areas of NSW.

Very heavy smoke is affecting the Sydney area. Smoke is also affecting areas including the north coast, Central Coast, Hawkesbury, Wollondilly, Queanbeyan and Shoalhaven areas.

Smoke will settle in many areas through the morning and likely to settle throughout the day. If you are easily affected by smoke, take precautions to protect your health.

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Catholic Development Fund Diocesan Public Speaking Competition

Posted 4 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

Public speaking is something that many people are afraid of undertaking. According to research, it tops our biggest fears, and is one of the world’s most common phobias – but it isn’t a concern for the students who attended this year’s Catholic Development Fund Diocesan Public Speaking grand final - an annual competition which challenges students to develop communication skills, confidence, motivation and knowledge sharing.

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Health Warning: Bushfire Smoke

Posted 4 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

A reminder for people to be vigilant about their health and take precautions as the air quality across NSW may be affected by the extensive smoke from ongoing bushfires.

Information on managing bushfire smoke haze health risks and the things you can do to reduce your chances of being affected.

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John Therry Rosemeadow wins Macarthur Nature Photography Competition

Posted 2 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

In a society where we are exposed to an avalanche of images every day – be it online, through television or social media – a striking photograph can still cut through the clutter, revealing to us something in our world we’ve been missing. John Therry Rosemeadow students have risen to this challenge, producing remarkable visuals to win 'Champion Photography High School' at this year’s Macarthur Nature Photography Competition.

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School Milton - Fire Warning Update

Posted 2 December 2019 by Catholic Education in News

The decision has been made to REOPEN St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Milton tomorrow (Tuesday 3 December) for those students who can access the school without any impediment.

However, we are respectfully asking that families who live in bushfire affected areas south of the school, such as those between Termeil and South Durras to avoid all non-essential travel including transporting children to school.

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St John’s Campbelltown celebrates tradition and storytelling with new school yarning circle

Posted 29 November 2019 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle – News From Around The Diocese

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of busy school life at St John the Evangelist Campbelltown now lies a beautiful raised green space, surrounded by paved gardens and splashes of vibrant colour. Logs, rocks, mats and pillows all decorated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designs and artworks provide a fitting tone for the school's new yarning circle and serene garden area, which was officially opened this week.

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A New Logo for the SEALS Committee

Posted 28 November 2019 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

At St Francis Edmondson Park the environmental student group is known as the SEALS Committee. The club recently launched a brand new logo that aims to give the group a sense of identity and raise awareness of environmental actions across the school community.

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