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St Columbkille's Environmental Stations of the Cross

Posted 15 June 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The St Columbkille's Corrimal School grounds have taken on a facelift in the form of beautiful images and ecological quotes to inspire prayer and reflection on caring for creation.

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Ss Peter and Paul students brave the cold in support of homelessness

Posted 14 June 2022 by Catholic Education in News

On one of the coldest nights experienced by NSW this winter, students and teachers from Ss Peter and Paul Kiama, swapped the comfort of their warm homes for cardboard boxes, raising more than $1700 for the St Vincent de Paul Vinnies Winter Appeal.

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Schools Celebrate World Environment Day

Posted 9 June 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Following hot on the heels of the celebrations for Laudato Si' Week our schools celebrated World Environment Day through prayer and action, exploring the theme ONLY ONE EARTH.

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Corpus Christi Goes Global

Posted 2 June 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The Laudato Si' Movement is an international coalition of Catholics from many nations, continents, and walks of life and just recently featured the School community of Corpus Christi Oak Flats as part of Laudato Si' Week celebrations.

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CEDoW Schools Celebrate Laudato Si' Week 2022

Posted 23 May 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Schools across the Wollongong Diocese have marked the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical Laudato Si' by joining with the Australian Church in celebrating Laudato Si' Week.

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St Patrick's Port Kembla Tennis Duo Rise to the Top

Posted 11 May 2022 by Catholic Education in Sport News

Two rising tennis players, Liana Meta and Alani Tanevski, Year 6 students at St Patrick's Catholic Parish Primary School, Port Kembla showed their talent on the court at the NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (NSWPSSA) Tennis Championships in Rockdale.

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Wollongong Diocese Athletes Dominate NSW Catholic School State Swimming Championships

Posted 4 May 2022 by Catholic Education in Sport News

Over 100 students from the Diocese of Wollongong performed exceptionally well at the recent NSW Catholic Primary Schools and NSW Combined Catholic Colleges state swimming championships held at Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Homebush. 

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WEN Teacher Contact PD Day

Posted 14 March 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Despite floods and the chaos of road closures it was wonderful to have the WEN Teacher Contact group still able to gather together face-to-face for their annual professional development day. This day is always a valued opportunity for formation and collaboration, sharing ideas and experiences in the ecological space for the WEN group of teachers.

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John Sparks, CEDoW Professional Officer for Diocesan Sport honoured with NSWCCC Life Membership

Posted 9 March 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Sport is both a passion and vocation for CEDoW Professional Officer – Diocesan Sport, John Sparks, who has recently been honoured with Life Membership by New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) in recognition of his exemplary contribution to Catholic school sport.

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A Home for the Birds at St Michael's Nowra

Posted 18 February 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

St. Michael's Nowra had a visit from the Nowra Men's Shed who built a Nesting Box for the school grounds with the hope of attracting endangered Powerful Owls or Black Cockatoos into the school. The nesting box will be located in the Black Cockatoo Garden with the Year 6 Aboriginal student leaders being involved in the project.

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Talented young author named ‘Outstanding Emerging Artist’ at Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards

Posted 14 February 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Budding young author, Anya Ellerington, a Year 8 student at St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra, was recently awarded the Shoalhaven Australia Day Award 2022 in the ‘Outstanding Emerging Artist’ category for her work titled The Beauty of the Eternal Soul, which was accompanied by a beautiful piece of symbolic artwork. 

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Combating Mask Waste at Holy Spirit College

Posted 11 February 2022 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

With the pandemic we continue to witness the generation of an enormous amount of waste that goes to landfill or collects in waterways and bushland. One culprit is the disposable mask.

Like many of our CEDoW schools, the staff and students at Holy Spirit College Bellambi continue to seek ways of lessening their environmental footprint and are utilising TerraCycle to collect and recycle some of the masks used across the school community.

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Five top performing CEDoW school graduates take their first step towards a career in teaching

Posted 9 February 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Inspired by their own teachers and knowing what a difference a good teacher can make to the lives of their students, five top performing students from CEDoW Catholic secondary schools in the Illawarra and Macarthur have been awared a $20,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tertiary studies in primary or secondary education.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Centre

Posted 24 January 2022 by Catholic Education in News

Welcome to the CEDoW COVID-19 Information Centre

Last updated 24 January 2022

This page contains a regularly updated overview of the systemic response by Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Information and updates specific to each school community will continue to be provided directly to parents and carers by school principals.

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Catholic school students overcome unprecedented obstacles to achieve HSC success

Posted 20 January 2022 by Catholic Education in News

More than a thousand students from our eight systemic Catholic secondary schools completed the HSC this year. 291 students were acknowledged as Distinguished Achievers, with a further four All-round Achievers, six Top Achievers, two of whom took out First in Course.

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Bright Futures Ahead for St Benedict’s Students After Blueprint Business Idea Competition Success

Posted 15 December 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Five innovative future entrepreneurs from St Benedict's Catholic College Oran Park were recently awarded third place in Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Blueprint Business Idea Competition for their One Touch bracelet proposal.  

The WSU competition is designed to encourage Year 10 students to pursue new business ideas, provide enrichment opportunities and first-hand experiences in entrepreneurship.

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Gardening Club farewells its Year 6 Leaders

Posted 13 December 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

At Holy Cross Helensburgh there were fond farewells given to four Year 6 Gardening Club Leaders - Kai, Claire, Charlotte and Angus, who were thanked and farewelled with a celebratory ceremony that reflected on their Gardening Club journey.Each student was presented with a certificate, their gardening gloves and clip, and also a Bush Tucker plant. After the presentation, they celebrated together, recounting their most memorable moments (with lots of laughter) - and there were a lot of them!Gardening Club has enjoyed watching these four young students develop their love for the environment and leadership capabilities and the school community wish them all the very best for what lies ahead.Congratulations Kai, Claire, Charlotte and Angus!

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Science inspires curiosity at John Therry and Magdalene

Posted 6 December 2021 by Catholic Education in News

A study into the wing structure of blowflies—and a passion for science—has resulted in John Therry Catholic College, Rosemeadow, Year 12 student Ali Alwaeli being named as the bronze winner of the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales (STANSW) Young Scientist Award competition as part of his studies in Science Extension. 

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CEDoW Student STEM MAD initiatives take out national awards

Posted 1 December 2021 by Catholic Education in News

A love of science, design and technology, and a desire to make a positive difference in the world has resulted in three CEDoW student teams from St Columbkille's Catholic Primary School, Corrimal and Magdalene Catholic College, Narellan, winning major awards at the recent Catholic Network Australia Limited (CNA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Mad (Making A Difference) national competition.

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Christmas art competition brings joy to students after challenging year

Posted 24 November 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Students, parents and staff from Catholic primary schools across the Diocese of Wollongong joined together on Wednesday 24 November for the virtual exhibition launch of the 2021 Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) Christmas Story Art Competition. 

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