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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.