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A message to teachers on World Teachers' Day

Posted 28 October 2022 by Catholic Education in Director's News

Today, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day across Australia. A day to reflect, recognise and celebrate the incredible contribution of the teachers who bring our mission to life in Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong schools.

You make a positive and meaningful difference every day—educating, supporting and inspiring the children and young people in your classrooms, on sports fields, and everywhere you offer the great gift that is learning. Thank you for the important role you play in our schools and in our communities.

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Free Webinar: Popular apps - Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT

Posted 24 October 2022 by Catholic Education in News

The ‘Popular apps’ webinar is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 13 to 18 years old. Learn about TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube to help your children stay safe online.

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CEDoW much loved Christmas art competition returns to Wollongong Art Gallery

Posted 18 October 2022 by Catholic Education in News

After two years as a virtual event, students, parents and staff from Catholic primary schools across the diocese gathered together once more for the anticipated exhibition launch of the 2022 Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) Christmas Story Art Competition, at the Wollongong Art Gallery on Wednesday 12 October. Painted wooden cutting boards, pointillism style painting and threaded gold wire were amongst the creative and innovative techniques used in the winning artworks to bring the spirit of Christmas alive. 

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Celebrating Excellence at CEDoW VET Awards

Posted 21 September 2022 by Catholic Education in News

The inaugural Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) Vocation Education and Training (VET) Awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in VET across both systemic and congregational schools within the diocese and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), was held on Thursday 15 September. 

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Catholic schools join together to kick goals against poverty at 2022 World Mission Month Launch

Posted 19 September 2022 by Catholic Education in News

‘Build brighter futures for families in Ethiopia’ is the theme of the 2022 Catholic Mission World Mission Month Appeal, celebrated at a Diocese of Wollongong school launch at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Ruse. Students and staff from every school across the diocese gathered together to pledge their commitment to the annual school appeal and kick goals against poverty. 

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Holy Spirit College Bellambi student’s innovative road safety solution gets national attention

Posted 16 September 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Young innovator, Thomas Walker, a Year 12 student at Holy Spirit College, Bellambi is aspiring to reduce deaths on and around our roads with his design innovation, 'Illuma Ride', which alerts drivers to the position of other road users through a wearable set of solar-powered indicators.

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Bishop inspires students to celebrate their faith at Year 6 Masses

Posted 14 September 2022 by Catholic Education in News

In reflective and uplifting celebrations, over 1,600 Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong students were represented at the annual Year 6 Masses which featured inspiring homilies by the Bishop of Wollongong, Most Rev. Brian Mascord DD aimed at connecting students to their faith and to one another. 

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‘Fearless and powerful’ students take home first place at South Coast Public Speaking Competition

Posted 12 September 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Four students from Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) systemic schools received first place honours in their year groups at the recent 30th Annual South Coast Public Speaking competition, hosted by Holy Spirit College, Bellambi. 

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Listening to the Voice of Creation

Posted 8 September 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The Season of Creation began on September 1st and the theme and invitation of this year’s season is Listen to the Voice of Creation. Schools across our diocese have taken up the opportunity to listen to, pray for and act for creation.

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Macarthur Catholic school students benefit from a $21m investment in new facilities

Posted 7 September 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Students at three Catholic schools in the Macarthur officially celebrated more than $21m worth of new facilities when the Bishop of Wollongong, Most Rev Brian Mascord, visited Magdalene Catholic College in Narellan, followed by St Benedict’s Catholic College and St Justin’s Catholic Primary School in Oran Park last Thursday 1 September to bless and open the facilities.

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Year 12 Leaders Light the Way: Bishop's Student Excellence Awards 2022

Posted 24 August 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Nine outstanding leaders from secondary schools across the Diocese of Wollongong were celebrated this week at the Bishop's Student Excellence Awards. Students and their families, principals, and Catholic Education Office staff gathered with the Bishop of Wollongong, Most Rev. Brian Mascord, and the Director of Schools, Peter Hill, to recognise the excellent achievements and contributions of these young women and men.

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CEDoW hosts CSNSW Board and NSW Directors

Posted 19 August 2022 by Catholic Education in Director's News

This week, Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) was privileged to welcome representatives from the Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) Board, as well as the directors of NSW diocesan education systems, to our diocese.

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Planting Trees for the Bees at Corpus Christi

Posted 17 August 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Corpus Christi students under the guidance of the WEN Teacher Contact, Mr Justin Gallinar have planted some beautiful natives in preparation for the beehive which is planned for the end of Term 3. The school was lucky enough to secure donations of 160 tube stock from Jamberoo Native Nursery and a selection of 'bush tucker' natives from Bunnings Shellharbour, with the intent of adding to the existing gardens and providing additional sources of pollen and nectar for when the bees arrive later this year. Over the course of a week, a range of classes spent time in the school gardens planting away as part of the school's National Tree Day celebrations.

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Catholic Education Working to Eradicate Modern Slavery

Posted 11 August 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) is among more than 30 Catholic entities across Australia that have reached a significant milestone in the Church’s efforts to eradicate modern slavery. View CEDoW's Modern Slavery Statement 2021 inside.

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CEDoW staff respond to urgent call to support teacher shortage in schools

Posted 26 July 2022 by Catholic Education in News

In response to an urgent call out for teacher support from schools, during Term 2, 2022, more than 40 Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) Education and Professional Officers volunteered their time in both teaching and leadership support roles across the diocese. 

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Historical Marist tradition to continue in Diocese of Wollongong Catholic schools

Posted 22 July 2022 by Catholic Education in News

More than a century of rich Marist tradition and commitment is set to continue in the Diocese of Wollongong thanks to a Statement of Shared Understanding between the Bishop of Wollongong and the Provincial of the Marist Brothers, formally launched at John Therry Catholic College, Rosemeadow on Tuesday 19 July 2022.

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St Francis Catholic College, Edmondson Park, unveils more than $30m of new student-centred facilities

Posted 19 July 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Students of one of the fastest growing Catholic schools in one of South West Sydney’s fastest growing regions will benefit from more than $30 million worth of new facilities, after the Bishop of Wollongong, Most Rev Brian Mascord, officially celebrated the blessing and opening of the facilities at St Francis Catholic College, Edmondson Park, on Friday 1 July 2022.

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Corpus Christi student secures Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship

Posted 11 July 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Recognised for her love of history, Molly Simpson of Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Oak Flats has secured a prestigious 2022 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS). 

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Corpus Christi Catholic High School students join with innovative designers to create solar lights for energy poverty communities

Posted 29 June 2022 by Catholic Education in News

As demands on energy supplies grow in Australia, budding scientists, engineers and mathematicians at Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Oak Flats joined some of Australia’s most innovative designers and educators to build a ‘SolarBuddy’—a small solar light designed specifically for children—to help students in Papua New Guinea study after dark. 

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Macarthur Catholic schools rally together to support Tongan Disaster Appeal

Posted 17 June 2022 by Catholic Education in News

A cry for help was answered by Macarthur school communities who joined together with St John the Evangelist Parish, Campbelltown and the local Tongan community to support the people of the small Pacific island, devastated by the recent volcanic eruption, through the generous donation of school furniture, food and household items to be assembled as “Care Packages”.

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