2017 Commissioning Mass for Catechists

October 20, 2017

The Mass, held on 11 October, was celebrated by Bishop Sproxton and concelebrated with 18 priests and two Deacons. The annual event was attended by more than 200 people and celebrated the commissioning and blessing of 50 Catechists from three groups, including the Catechist Service, Personal Advocacy Service (PAS) and Rite of Christian Initiation of…

A celebration of the Eucharist during Anti-Poverty week

October 20, 2017

On Wednesday, the 18th of October, on the Feast Day of St. Luke the Evangelist, many Archdiocesan schools came together at Infant Jesus Church Morley for a celebration of the Eucharist with a Reflection on Anti-Poverty. The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton. The Mass was sponsored by Catholic Mission, Caritas Australia, Lifelink…

CEWA early years educators present at national conference

October 19, 2017

Staff from CEWA’s AFaFE (Aboriginal Families as First Educators) programs around WA travelled to Canberra recently to participate in the 7th SNAICC (Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care) National Conference. The conference was an opportunity for the AFaFE staff to meet with and hear from policy makers, researchers and representatives from organisations involved…

2017-2018 Social Justice Statement – Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

October 18, 2017

The 2017-2018 Social Justice Statement – Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy, was launched by the Justice Ecology and Development Office (JEDO) on 21 September. The morning began with a Welcome to Country by local Aboriginal Elder Aunty Marie Taylor from the Whadjuk Noongar tribe, after which the Statement was officially launched by…

CEWA CARE School: St Francis’ School, Maddington

October 18, 2017

St Francis’ School in Maddington is one of Catholic Education Western Australia’s (CEWA) four CARE (Curriculum and Re-Engagement) schools. CEWA’s CARE schools play an important role in our education system, providing a place for those who are vulnerable and educationally marginalised to reach their full potential through a modified curriculum that suits their individual needs.…

Mental Health Week 2017: Access Wellbeing Services launches RESILnZ mobile app

October 18, 2017

Access Wellbeing Services has this week launched a new mobile phone app, RESILnZ, to coincide with Mental Health Day on 10 October. Western Australians face daily stress and challenges to their mental health in finding a steady work-life balance. The RESILnZ app has been created as a support tool for workers in WA to monitor,…

CEWA Students State Champions at Tournament of Minds

October 18, 2017

Congratulations to Our Lady of Grace (OLG) Primary School students who competed in the Tournament of Minds (TOM) competition last month, with two of the school’s four teams making it through to the TOM Australasian Pacific Finals (APF) taking place in Adelaide on 28 October. Celebrating 30 years of excellence this year, TOM is a…

Aquinian student speaks to Federal Parliament about assuring the future for people with hearing loss

October 18, 2017

In August this year, Year 8 Aquinas student, Christopher Turner, participated in a Q&A where he had the opportunity to address a panel of federal politicians regarding the topic ‘assuring the future for people with hearing loss’. Among the panel were Trent Zimmerman MP, Emma Husar MP and Senator Rachel Siewert. Christopher has lived with…

Tough Competition at Annual Speak up Awards

October 18, 2017

Congratulations to Joshua Williams, Year 6 student at Holy Spirit School, for making it through to the Grand Final of the 2017 annual Speak Up Award in September. This year brought together a particularly strong group of competitors, with students from 12 schools across the Perth Metropolitan and Peel Region presenting outstanding speeches at the…

CEWA’s VETiS Student puts hairdressing skills into action at 2017 WorldSkills competition

October 18, 2017

Well done to Year 11 Bunbury Catholic College (Mercy Campus) student, Caitlin Carmody, who successfully competed in the WorldSkills competition for hairdressing in August this year. WorldSkills competitions take place bi-annually across a range of skills areas, from plumbing, to electrical and cooking. Held at the South Regional TAFE Bunbury campus, the regional VETiS (Vocational…