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Things that work

May 03, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

‘Isn’t it good when things just work!’ You may recall the ad. A silver ball rolled down spirals, through switches, setting off balance beams and catapulty things, until finally something hit an array of dominoes that beautifully fell into place. It was a car ad, I think. But it is true, isn’t it? It’s good when things just work.

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A dynamic duo leads with ability at Muswellbrook

May 03, 2017 Comments Amanda Skehan

On Wednesday 14 December 2016, Mary Ballard, along with the parents of 14 other school captain hopefuls, waited with bated breath as principal Niamh Marzol announced the St James’ Primary School, Muswellbrook, school leaders for 2017.

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You’re invited to a youth festival like no other

May 03, 2017 Comments Caprice Skinner

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) will take place in Sydney from 7-9 December. Organisers are expecting 15,000 young people (Year 9 - 30 years) from around the country to attend. Caprice Skinner has attended the previous two festivals and World Youth Day in Poland and encourages young people from our diocese to attend this year.

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Caring for those in supported accommodation

May 03, 2017 Comments Andrea Walters

In my role as NDIS Program Manager with CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, I have been fortunate enough to witness our clients in supported accommodation experience so many memorable times. 

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Tim Flannery to speak at Tenison Woods Education Centre Dinner in Maitland

May 03, 2017 Comments Tim Flannery

The Tenison Woods Education Centre is delighted that the guest speaker at its annual dinner this month will be Professor Tim Flannery. His topic will be Laudato Si’ – Responsibility and climate. Here he writes in his role as Chief Councillor of the Australian Climate Council.

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Satellite classes continue to thrive in the Hunter

May 03, 2017 Comments Gabrielle Sutherland

This story explores the partnership of diocesan schools and Autism Spectrum Australia during Autism Awareness Month.

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Achieving a ‘work-screen’ balance in family life

May 03, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q   My children seem to be addicted to their electronic devices, especially their iPads, and so getting them to do anything around the house is so difficult. As much as this frustrates me, I accept that I have allowed this to happen and now really want to find ways to reduce their device time. Any ideas?

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From island home to long career at Calvary Mater Newcastle

May 03, 2017 Comments Fane Falemaka

Last year Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fane Falemaka, was the proud recipient of the Mary Potter Award. She was nominated by her peers because they felt she exemplified Calvary’s values of Hospitality, Healing, Stewardship and Respect. Also in 2016, Catholic Health Australia honoured Fane with the highly coveted Nurse of the Year Award. Aurora invited Fane to share her remarkable story. International Nurses Day will be celebrated on 12 May.

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