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It IS rocket science! Ss Peter & Paul compete in Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge

Posted 16 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Students from Ss Peter and Paul Kiama have proven themselves worthy competitors in their first year at the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge (AAVC) - a competition designed to encourage STEM skills across all year levels and education sectors, by building rockets, planes and drones to complete various challenges.

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Homelessness Has a Face - 2018 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Posted 15 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

For Nicole Van Ingen and her family, homelessness has a face and it’s personal. That face is the birth mother of their adopted son David, who has had to call the streets home for much of the last 10 years.

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It’s National Families Week!

Posted 15 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

National Families Week is held from 15-21 May 2018 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May).

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Stella Maris and Corpus Christi students help create new Shellharbour playground

Posted 9 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Students from Stella Maris, Shellharbour and Corpus Christi, Oak Flats have played a key role in designing the new and improved playground area at Little Park in Shellharbour Village - officially opened by Shellharbour City Council last week. 

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Posted 8 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

YMCA Youth Parliament is a unique program in which the best and brightest youth engage with national politics and present real bills to Parliament on issues that affect them. Youth Parliament is not just an exercise, since its beginning in 2002 over half a dozen pieces of YMCA NSW Youth Parliament youth legislation have been passed into NSW Law, including the recent Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

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Holy Spirit and St Joseph’s students revel in Italy study tour

Posted 7 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Ciao dall’Italia! (Hello from Italy!) 

Students from Holy Spirit College, Bellambi and St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Albion Park have enjoyed a trip together to Italy - touring the country, learning in an Italian school and even living with local Italian families - in a unique learning opportunity offered by the two Catholic schools.

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CEDoW students rise to the STEM challenge, Project Stay Afloat

Posted 4 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

The week-long inter-diocesan STEM challenge - Project Stay Afloat 2018 - has seen 1,700 students from over 60 classes in 30 schools across the Dioceses of Wollongong and Lismore use their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills to create in-class solutions to a global problem: rising sea levels.

Which Diocese of Wollongong school won the challenge?

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STUDENT COMPETITION: Justice Literary Writing Competition

Posted 3 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Are you a student in Years 8-11? Enjoy creative writing? Have a passion for social justice, human rights and eco-justice? We have the competition for you! The Edmund Rice Centre invites you to take part in their 2018 Justice Literary Writing Competition.

See here for competition details, prizes and how to enter.

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Magdalene Catholic High School invites you to celebrate 20 years with them

Posted 1 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Magdalene Catholic High School, Narellan warmly invites you to join their '20 years' Gala Dinner on the night of Friday 18 May at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club to celebrate their 20 years of quality Catholic education in the Macarthur region.

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National Families Week - Making Moments Matter

Posted 27 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

National Families Week, held from 15 to 21 May, aims to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. 

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Schools Commemorate Anzac Day

Posted 25 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. 

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Reconciliation: Everyone's Business

Posted 23 April 2018 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle – News From Around The Diocese

A celebration and immersion of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture provided a memorable experience for over 60 staff from across the Diocese at a recent CEDoW conference.

Guided by the theme, Reconciliation: Everyone’s Business, the two-day event saw Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Teacher Contacts and Aboriginal Education Assistants (AEAs) from our schools, and other Catholic Education personnel gather at The Hermitage in Mittagong.

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Appin Massacre Memorial Ceremony

Posted 19 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Community gathered on Sunday 15 April to pay their respects to the victims of the Appin Massacre at a memorial hosted by Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group, in remembrance of the massacre of Aboriginal people 202 years ago.

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Holy Family's Green First Term

Posted 19 April 2018 by Beth Riolo in 'Environment Matters' Blog

During Term One, the school community of Holy Family, Ingleburn has been actively promoting environmental initiatives through the actioning of their School Environment Management Plan (SEMP).

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Schools add their voices to ban plastic bags

Posted 16 April 2018 by Beth Riolo in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Recently our schools were invited to help Sophia Skaparis, a student from Monte Sant Angelo North Sydney, who asked if we would sign a petition to ban single-use plastic bags in NSW.

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Corpus Christi Student Wins Prestigious Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Posted 13 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Grace Mulley, a Year 12 student at Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Oak Flats, has won the prestigious Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award for 2018.

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Year of Youth in full swing in the Diocese of Wollongong

Posted 10 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

The Australian Bishops have put a call out to young Catholics to engage with the Church, celebrate and be celebrated in a declared ‘Year of Youth’. From the launch in Sydney to within our Catholic secondary schools since, Diocese of Wollongong students have responded in great numbers and even greater enthusiasm.

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Our Lady Help of Christians' Lenten fundraising to help Tanzanian school

Posted 5 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Lent has had a special meaning for staff and students at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Primary School, Rosemeadow this year, where the school community has focused its efforts on raising money for a non-profit school in Tanzania. Two of its teachers are travelling to the African nation in the upcoming school holidays to personally deliver the funds.

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CEDoW’s rising hockey star to take on Youth Olympics qualifiers

Posted 4 April 2018 by Catholic Education in Sport News

As a baby, Courtney Schonell chose to hold a hockey stick over a dummy. At age four, she picked up that stick to play. Six years later, she made her first national hockey team. Now, at 17 years old, Courtney has won the NSWCCC Vince Villa Award for most outstanding female athlete across all sports and is on track to represent Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympics.

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Moving for a Better Cause

Posted 2 April 2018 by Catholic Education in News

From 12 to 31 March, hundreds of students from Magdalene Catholic High School, Narellan stepped up their cardio to take on the ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ global campaign, donating their physical exercise for a good cause.

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