NAIDOC Week 2018 - Xavier Catholic School

NAIDOC Week 2018 – Xavier Catholic School

July 9, 2018

With NAIDOC Week falling in the WA school holidays, many CEWA schools, like Xavier Catholic School in Hilbert, celebrated the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the final week of Term Two. Students and staff from the school started the last day of term with Mass at St Francis…

Future leaders gather for third annual Catholic School Youth Summit  

Future leaders gather for third annual Catholic School Youth Summit  

June 27, 2018

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…

Path to Reconciliation: Working Alongside Aboriginal Australia

Path to Reconciliation: Working Alongside Aboriginal Australia

June 14, 2018

CEWA’s Reflection on Reconciliation Week 2018 This Reconciliation Week CEWA embraced the full meaning of the national theme for 2018: Don’t keep history a mystery: Learn. Share. Grow. In support of this, CEWA worked in partnership with Aboriginal organisations to ensure their voices led the commemoration of the dispossession of the original inhabitants of this…

Plenary Council 2020: Your voice is needed – join in!

Plenary Council 2020: Your voice is needed – join in!

June 14, 2018

In 2020, the Catholic Bishops of Australia will hold a Plenary Council to discuss the future of the Catholic Church in our country. It has been more than 80 years since the last council and it is being seen an opportunity to engage the wider community in important discussions around the future of the Church.…

Holy Cross Student’s “Unforgettable” ANZAC Experience

Holy Cross Student’s “Unforgettable” ANZAC Experience

June 14, 2018

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: …

Writing Wins Give Santa Maria Student Confidence to Express Opinions

Writing Wins Give Santa Maria Student Confidence to Express Opinions

June 14, 2018

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…

We’re All In This Together: PFFWA Conference and Awards Engage and Celebrate

We’re All In This Together: PFFWA Conference and Awards Engage and Celebrate

June 14, 2018

The annual Parents and Friends Federation of WA State Conference was held at St Brigid’s College in Lesmurdie on May 26 and covered a range of topics including a keynote address from Dr Tim Moore from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Dr Moore spoke about the role and nature of relationships and how this relates…

Speak for Faith 2018 competition: Call for entries!

Speak for Faith 2018 competition: Call for entries!

June 14, 2018

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…

Teachers Encouraged to Develop Leadership Skills

Teachers Encouraged to Develop Leadership Skills

June 14, 2018

Plenary Council 2020 facilitator Lana Turvey-Collins will deliver a workshop to help primary and secondary teachers develop their own leadership skills as well as those of their students. The Forming Student Leaders workshop will be held on Tuesday 26 June at James Nestor Hall at the Catholic Education Centre in Leederville from 9am to 4pm.…

CEWA Students Have Golden Skills

CEWA Students Have Golden Skills

June 14, 2018

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…