Mandurah Catholic College student recognised by Australian Defence Force

August 17, 2017

Year 12 student, Zavier Radecker from Mandurah Catholic College has been presented with the Australian Defence Force Academy Award. This award recognises Zavier’s promising potential in leadership and other qualities that the ADF values through academic and sporting achievement. ‘Recipients of this award have shown they are willing to work hard and strive to excel,…

La Salle College students ‘Write a Book in a Day’

August 17, 2017

On Tuesday 27 July, La Salle College students participated in Write a Book in a Day competition. They formed three groups; each conceived a story, title and illustrations. Within a twelve hour period they began writing, illustrating and presented three creative books titled ‘The Tale of Three Feathers’, ‘Stranded’, and ‘Emerald Enigma’. The stories, set…

St Luke’s College students win Education Perfect English Championships

August 17, 2017

Students from Years 7 to 10 at St Luke’s College in Karratha recently took out top spot for their category in the Education Perfect English Championships, which ran from 24 to 31 July 2017. The students had the week to amass as many points as possible by completing English tasks, racking up an impressive 48,674…

LEAD Awards of Merit – 2017 Winners

August 17, 2017

In addition to the eight LEAD Awards of Excellence, the panel of judges for this year’s Awards selected seven recipients for LEAD Awards for Merit:  Learning  Hammond Park Catholic Primary School – Singapore Professional Learning Experience As a foundation school, the Hammond Park Catholic Primary School staff and community determined professional learning and faith formation…

Catholic Schools Staff Breakfast celebrates long-serving staff and LEAD Awards for Excellence

August 9, 2017

About 350 CEWA staff attended the Catholic Schools Staff Breakfast on 8th August to celebrate the contribution of some of the system’s longest serving employees, as well as the LEAD Awards for Excellence. Bishop Gerard Holohan, Chair of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia, began the event by saying Grace, before the Honourable Sue…

Year of Youth networking night focuses on youth engagement

August 3, 2017

Guests from Catholic communities across Perth gathered at Servite College on Tuesday 25 July to explore how the 2018 theme for “Year of Youth”, “Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy: Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment” can be lived out among youth here in Western Australia. Hosted by the Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM), Archbishop Timothy…

CEWA system leaders gather at the second Leaders’ Forum for 2017

August 3, 2017

For the second time this year, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) school leaders came together at the Leaders’ Forum to learn, share and collaborate. The event took place over three days between Friday 28 and Tuesday 1 August. Held at the Newman Siena Centre in Doubleview, attendees took part in two days of LEADing Lights…

28th Annual Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges

August 3, 2017

The 28th Annual Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges was officially opened on Friday 21 July 2017, with Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop of Perth, Donald Sproxton at Infant Jesus Parish in Morley. Highlights included a liturgical movement piece by students from St Brigid’s College and a dramatisation of the Gospel by Mazenod College students. The…

2017 LEAD Awards and Catholic Schools Staff Breakfast

August 3, 2017

Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) aims to embed our strategic direction of LEAD into everything we do. The LEAD Awards for Excellence acknowledge and celebrate Catholic schools and colleges for outstanding work in system-leading initiatives in Learning, Engagement, Accountability and Discipleship. This year, CEWA received applications from 30 schools across Western Australia, with projects from…

POD Play at Orana Catholic Primary School

August 3, 2017

After identifying a need to provide a play environment that suits the needs of all students at the school, Orana Catholic Primary School established POD Play. Emma Bell, assistant principal at Orana, said “The students were asking for something new that was simple while at the same time included a variety of play materials for…