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Year 12 student gatherings with Bishop Brian Mascord

Posted 13 July 2021 by Catholic Education in News

A scripture passage from the book of Jeremiah and the question “What is the Spirit saying to you as a young person in our world today?” were the focus of the recent diocesan Year 12 gatherings with Bishop Brian Mascord. Over three days, Bishop Brian visited six Catholic secondary schools throughout the diocese, spending time in conversation with more than 1,000 Year 12 students. The days provided opportunities for students to share their hopes, challenges and ask questions. 

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NAIDOC Week 2021: “Heal Country, Heal Our Nation”

Posted 5 July 2021 by Catholic Education in Yarning Circle – News From Around The Diocese

"This year’s NAIDOC theme 'Heal Country, Heal Our Nation' is significant for me as a Catholic Aboriginal woman, my spiritual connection to country is inherent to my identity. It is more than a place it connects me to my faith and culture calling for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. God’s gift of creation for all...."

— Reflection on NAIDOC Week 2021 and this year's theme, 'Heal Country!' from Karan Taylor, CEDoW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

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No time to WASTE!

Posted 29 June 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

Waste and not wasting time were key themes explored by students at the recent Secondary Sustainability Conference hosted by Edmund Rice College at Mt Keira.

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Plenary Council agenda calls for missionary, Christ-centred Church

Posted 28 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

The agenda of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia calls those attending the Council assemblies to “develop concrete proposals to create a more missionary, Christ-centred Church in Australia”.

The Council agenda, which has emerged from three years and several layers of prayer, listening, dialogue and discernment, will shape the program of the Council’s assemblies – the first of which opens on October 3 this year.

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Wonderful Waste Recycling at St Anthony's Picton!

Posted 24 June 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

There's lots of wonderful things happening in the environmental space at St Anthony's Catholic Primary School at Picton.

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St Therese students take out prize at international academic competition

Posted 24 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Eight curious and dedicated Year 5 students from St Therese Catholic Primary School, West Wollongong have been awarded the title of Illawarra NSW Regional winners of the annual Da Vinci Decathlon competition.

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Baking with Baba at Port Kembla

Posted 17 June 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The students at St Patrick's Port Kembla recently spent an amazing day working in their permaculture garden, The Living Classroom. Each year, the girls and boys in Year 4 are ‘garden ambassadors’, where they work together in the garden, learning about permaculture principles, building soil, planting trees, growing amazing produce and having fun in the sun – and occasionally the rain!

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CEDoW Schools Reimagine, Recreate and Restore on World Environment Day

Posted 9 June 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

The annual celebration of World Environment Day on 5th June is always an opportunity for the world to collectively pause and reflect on how we can all better care for our planet. As usual, schools across the Wollongong diocese joined in and celebrated this day with prayer and action, challenged to make a difference for the planet through this year's theme of "Reimagine. Recreate. Restore."

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State of the Art Hospitality Facilities Open at Corpus Christi Oak Flats

Posted 7 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

The recent construction of a contemporary hospitality trade training kitchen and cafe at Corpus Christi Catholic High School in Oak Flats has the whole school community excited—especially the students.

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Federal Politicians Join Students at John Therry Catholic College For Student Leadership Forum

Posted 4 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

More than one hundred students across Years 7 to 12 at John Therry Catholic College, Rosemeadow, had the opportunity to put their questions to federal politicians Hon Tanya Plibersek, Shadow Minister for Education and Women; Dr Mike Freelander, Federal Member for Macarthur; and Mr Chris Hayes, Federal Member for Fowler, at a Student Leadership forum recently hosted by the school.

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Students at St John’s Nowra taking action towards Reconciliation

Posted 3 June 2021 by Catholic Education in News

This week Australians join together in celebration of Reconciliation Week. The theme for 2021, ‘More than a Word-Reconciliation Takes Action’ urges us to take up the challenge to make a difference. At St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra, six Aboriginal and 18 non-Aboriginal students across Years 11 and 12, have embodied the 2021 theme by enrolling in Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies subjects. 

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Teachers Gather to Care for Our Common Home, Our Schools

Posted 2 June 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

WEN Teacher Contacts from across our diocesan schools recently gathered for their annual Professional Development and Formation Day, Caring for Our Common Home, Our School. Held at the conclusion of Laudato Si' Week, the day proved to be a wonderful opportunity for professional learning, professional dialogue and sharing of best practice in the areas of ecological conversion, environmental education and action.

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Mount Carmel teacher channels bushfire destruction to take out top art prize

Posted 27 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Roxanne Lillis is feeling pretty proud of her efforts, and well she should. The gifted visual arts teacher from Mount Carmel Catholic College Varroville has just been announced as the inaugural winner of the Zart National Teacher-Artist Prize – the first art prize for art teachers in the world. 

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Faith In The Future: Diocese Of Wollongong Celebrates 200 Years Of Catholic Education

Posted 25 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

A celebration to mark the bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia was held on Dharawal land this week, with students from 45 Catholic schools across the Diocese of Wollongong—from the Macarthur, Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands—gathering as one community of faith.

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Award-winning author visits St John’s Catholic Primary School, Dapto

Posted 20 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

‘Never give up’ and ‘have the courage to follow your dreams’ were some of the inspirational messages students at St John’s Catholic Primary School, Dapto, heard during an impromptu visit from international award-winning author, Kirli Saunders. 

 

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Christ's Hands On Earth at Mt Carmel

Posted 14 May 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

We are often reminded of the phrase, act local, think global. At Mt Carmel Catholic College Varroville this phrase is being put into action in a Christ-centred way that fosters a sense of community and nurtures a culture of service through initiatives that promote stewardship and care for our Common Home.

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"We All Fit Together” - Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School Celebrates World Autism Awareness Month

Posted 12 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Celebrating difference, acceptance, and inclusivity of people are at the heart of Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School’s identity. These qualities were on display when the school celebrated World Autism Awareness Month with a special day themed ‘We All Fit Together’ on Friday 30 April. 

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CEDoW Catholic school enrolments continue to grow

Posted 10 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wollongong have experienced a 17% increase in students over the past decade, with 2021 enrolments representing an almost 2% increase over last year’s figures.

Find out why more and more local parents are choosing to send their children to our Catholic schools...

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'Have Your Say' survey winners announced

Posted 3 May 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Thank you to everyone who responded to our 'Have Your Say' surveys at the end of Term 1. One winner was randomly selected for each of the three surveys. Winners were notified by email in Week 2, Term 2.

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Ss Peter and Paul Kiama Focus On Autism Awareness

Posted 20 April 2021 by Catholic Education in News

Seaside sand modelling, rainbow mufti dress and sharing different classrooms – these were some of the highlights of a World Autism Awareness Day celebration at Ss Peter and Paul Parish Primary School Kiama

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