At the outset of the school year, it is an appropriate time for us all to reflect on the golden opportunity a good education is. In having the privilege of witnessing some areas of the globe that have impoverished communities or emerging economies, or as we nightly view areas of our world that suffer dysfunction and crisis, the intense focus on the quality of accessing education is so clear.
While curriculum delivery for students is typically defined in terms of a teacher and a physical classroom, within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle learning options have been developed to provide flexible delivery of courses, expanding options for students across the diocese.
Bishop Bill has announced the name of the diocese’s newest secondary school, Catherine McAuley Catholic College. Located in Medowie, the new secondary school will open in 2020, with building works set to commence in 2018.
On Friday, 12 February, a range of awards was presented to students in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in 2015 in a variety of areas: Year Six Religious Literacy, Year 10 Religious Literacy, HSC Studies of Religion 1 Unit & 2 Unit and recognition of the highest achievers and HSC Dux.