Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

March 2, 2017

On Thursday, 16 February, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released the full report of its survey results on claims made against Catholic organisations for alleged child sexual abuse. Catholic Education Western Australia has been deeply saddened and shamed by the failures of so many in our Church to care for our…

Catholic education priorities for 2017 State Elections

March 2, 2017

Western Australian Government policy has a significant role to play in supporting Catholic schools to provide quality teaching and learning environments and outcomes. In the lead up to this election, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) directed questions relating to four key issues to both the Labor and Liberal parties and invited their response. In summary,…

CEWA partners with Helsinki City Education Department in a vision of collaboration

March 2, 2017

Catholic Education Western Australia has partnered with the Helsinki City Education Department to establish the Education Transformation Collaboration Framework, with a vision of transforming learning through collaboration. The collaboration comes as a result of LEADing Lights, Catholic Education Western Australia’s strategy for digital transformation. The Framework will work towards enabling positive changes through collaboration in learning, teaching and leadership between the two school communities. It is built…

Have you got news?

March 2, 2017

Catholic Education Western Australia wants to promote news from your school. If you have events, exciting projects or interesting partnerships you would like to share with the Catholic learning community in Western Australia, please let us know and we can share it through CEWA News. Submit your news to:  harris.carina@cathednet.wa.edu.au. We look forward to hearing from you!

Newman Arts Festival March 2017

March 2, 2017

  The annual Newman Arts Festival will take place from Friday, 31 March to Sunday, 2 April. This three-day event has been running since 1977, reflecting the importance the College places on the arts. The Festival begins with the Twilight Opening in the Marist Auditorium on Friday 31 March from 7.00pm-9.30pm. The Auditorium will showcase over 300 pieces…

2017 CEWA Commissioning Mass

February 13, 2017

  About 800 people gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral recently for a Mass to welcome new teaching staff and principals to Catholic Education Western Australia. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe celebrated the Commissioning Mass, which was attended by the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, Governor of Western Australia, the Honourable Sue Ellery, Shadow Minister for Education. Archbishop Costelloe invited…

Newman College celebrates 200-year bicentenary of Marist Education

February 13, 2017

  Newman College will welcome over 3,000 guests to their Inaugural Family Mass on Thursday, 22 February. The Mass will signal the beginning of the 2017 academic year, and acknowledge the international bicentenary of the Institute of the Marist Brothers who have been in Australia since 1872, and in Western Australia since 1913. The Mass…

CEWA Pioneers use of cutting-edge digital technology in Australian Education

February 13, 2017

LEADing Lights is already taking shape in exciting ways in 2017. Just this week, 2,000 “Micro:bit” devices arrived at the Catholic Education WA Leederville office, ready to be delivered to 50 Catholic schools where students will use them to learn Technology and Design. Designed by the BBC in the UK, these impressive education devices have…

Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia publishes new resource

February 13, 2017

A new resource for WA teachers about professional boundaries in teacher-student relationships has been published by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia. Board Chair Audrey Jackson AM said the new Teacher-Student Professional Boundaries – A Resource for WA Teachers provides information about professional boundaries between teachers and students. “This resource for WA teachers, developed…

Curiosity continues with reveal of eight design prototypes

February 13, 2017

Last year 40 members of the Catholic education community were selected to participate in Studio Curious, in the beautiful, fit-for-purpose design studio space at Ruislip Street. The first phase of Studio Curious was the Design Thinking Accelerator which empowered participants including teachers, executives, learning consultants, Principals and Deputy Principals from across Catholic Education to practice…