In Our Schools

Future leaders gather for third annual Catholic School Youth Summit  

Future leaders gather for third annual Catholic School Youth Summit  

This week saw the third annual Catholic School Youth Summit (CSYS) take place at Notre Dame University Australia in Fremantle. This year, 127 students and 36 teachers from 24 schools across Western Australia came together to share in a day of faith-filled learning, listening and collaborating with the help of inspiring guest speakers and workshop…

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Holy Cross Student’s “Unforgettable” ANZAC Experience

Holy Cross Student’s “Unforgettable” ANZAC Experience

For Year 11 Holy Cross student, Daniel Docker, witnessing the dawn service at Villers-Brettoneaux in France was the culmination of a 15-day trip to the Western Front as the WA winner of national history competition, the Simpson Prize. Daniel submitted his entry for the Australian Government-sponsored competition last year with an essay addressing the question: …

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Writing Wins Give Santa Maria Student Confidence to Express Opinions

Writing Wins Give Santa Maria Student Confidence to Express Opinions

Year 12 Santa Maria student Eva Cocks (Year 12) has been awarded first and second place in the Verse and Short Story competition at the Henry Lawson Festival. Eva entered two stories in the secondary school section in the annual festival which takes place in Grenfell, New South Wales, the namesake poet’s birthplace. The Verse…

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Speak for Faith 2018 competition: Call for entries!

Speak for Faith 2018 competition: Call for entries!

Nominations for the Catholic Schools Public Speaking Competition for 2018 are now open. Year 11 and 12 students across WA Catholic secondary schools are eligible to enter. This is an amazing opportunity for our young generation of Catholics to express their faith and the Catholic ethos while developing their public speaking skills. There are also…

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CEWA Students Have Golden Skills

CEWA Students Have Golden Skills

Four CEWA students have returned with gold medals from the Worldskills National Championships in Sydney held from 2-4 June 2018. St Norbert College students Michael McLevie and Matthew Hodge won gold in VETiS Business Services and VETiS Information Technology respectively. Kaleb Milsom from Christian Brothers College claimed first place in VETiS Metals and Engineering and…

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LifeLink a Chance for Everyone to Become Good Shepherds

LifeLink a Chance for Everyone to Become Good Shepherds

LifeLink Day 2018 was officially launched for Primary Schools on June 6 by the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth, and the Most Rev Donald Sproxton, Auxiliary Bishop of Perth and Chairman of LifeLink. LifeLink agencies reach out to help more than 34,000 Western Australians in need each year. “I’m delighted to report…

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Kids Sleep Rough to Raise Funds for the Homeless

Kids Sleep Rough to Raise Funds for the Homeless

Xavier Catholic School recently had a Homeless SleepOut to raise money for LifeLink. The director of crisis service The Shopfront, Damian Walsh, spoke to the children about what it is like working on the front lines with the homeless. Watching some videos, reflecting on what it must feel like to be homeless, writing prayers and…

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Seton Sports Star Shines at Awards

Seton Sports Star Shines at Awards

Seton College student Jaye Barnesby-Buie was recognised as a finalist at the recent WA Young Achiever Awards. The Year 10 student was amongst a high caliber of sports stars including eventual winner Fremantle Dockers AFLW captain Kara Donnellan. Seton community relations manager Sarah Robey said the school was “immensely proud” of their student. “To only…

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Impact on Society: Students Explore Reconciliation

Impact on Society: Students Explore Reconciliation

Year 8 students from John XXIII College were privileged to work with Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Scott Darlow at a special retreat day in May. Combining acoustic rock and heartfelt lyrics with the didgeridoo, Scott spoke to the students about his Indigenous culture and challenged them to help facilitate reconciliation and understanding. He spoke about empathy…

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Whadjuk Gift brings together hundreds of CEWA primary students at Mater Dei College

Whadjuk Gift brings together hundreds of CEWA primary students at Mater Dei College

Whadjuk Gift brings together hundreds of CEWA primary students at Mater Dei College Hundreds of students from six Catholic primary schools joined for a day of sports and cultural activities recently at the inaugural Whadjuk Gift event, hosted by Mater Dei College. The Whadjuk Gift, a reconciliation initiative encouraging CEWA students to learn about and…

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