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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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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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