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Prayer and community - a reflection from the Director of Religious Education

Prayer and community – a reflection from the Director of Religious Education

May 7, 2020

Prayer, at its most basic, is about paying attention to the presence of God. God is always present, but we struggle to pay attention. There are so many distractions! We…

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Thousands of young Catholics in Perth to Listen to the Spirit  

Thousands of young Catholics in Perth to Listen to the Spirit  

December 8, 2019

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival kicked-off in Perth today with more than 5000 young people attending the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  An avid AFL fan, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB signalled the start of the three-day event by…

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Chisholm celebrates 30 years

Chisholm celebrates 30 years

October 23, 2019

Chisholm Catholic College staff and alumni, past and present, turned out in force last month for a very special milestone.  The occasion recognised the 30th anniversary since the 1989 amalgamation…

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Students flock to second STEM Showcase

Students flock to second STEM Showcase

September 26, 2019

More than 900 primary school students attended the second CEWA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Showcase at Doubleview’s Newman Siena Centre last week – a huge turnout for the…

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Mental health matters at Mater Dei

Mental health matters at Mater Dei

September 26, 2019

Mater Dei College held Wellbeing Week recently, its annual focus on the wellbeing and mental health of the entire school community.  The theme for the week was ‘5 Ways to…

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Strategic Directions on agenda at Board Chair Conference

Strategic Directions on agenda at Board Chair Conference

September 26, 2019

More than 100 Catholic school board chairs and representatives met in Perth last week to discuss their role in their communities and the future of school governance. The Catholic Schools…

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Families the lifeblood of Catholic schools 

Families the lifeblood of Catholic schools 

May 16, 2019

Families pay taxes that fund or partially fund almost all Australian schools, and many contribute their own income to their children’s education, as is the case for Catholic school communities. …

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Catholic schools for the future

How Catholic schools are funded (Part 2) 

May 16, 2019

Published with permission from National Catholic Education Commission  In Part 1, we looked at how governments calculated recurrent funding for non-government schools.  To recap… every school attracts a level of…

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Catholic schools for the future

How Catholic schools are funded (Part 1) 

May 16, 2019

Published with permission from National Catholic Education Commission  School funding in five easy steps (no, really!)  School funding is a contentious and much misunderstood topic – but it’s much less…

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Catholic schools for the future

Catholic schools for the future

May 13, 2019

Published with permission from The Record  Educating almost one-in-five school-aged children in a state as vast as Western Australia is an enormous but extremely rewarding journey for Catholic Education Western…

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