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Merriwa’s busy bees

May 11, 2018 Amy Theodore

With 60 students in attendance (a record number), the working bee at St Joseph’s Primary School, Merriwa was a day of co-operation, community and joy.

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Building Inquisitive Minds

May 10, 2018 Amy Theodore

Mathematical whizzes from primary schools across the Central region have come together to participate in the Inquisitive Minds Out of the Box Workshop.

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Banishing bullying: National Catholic Education Commission welcome budget funding to further address bullying in schools

May 09, 2018 John Kingsley-Jones

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) has welcomed the federal budget’s continuation of the National School Chaplaincy Program.

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Corpus Christi Primary opens new playground

May 09, 2018 Amy Theodore

Research shows that the first eight years of a child’s life are when he or she achieves the most important learning. In response to this research and as part of the vision of the Catholic Schools Office for Early Learning, Corpus Christi Primary School, Waratah, has opened its new Dominic Courtyard.

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Diocesan Touch Carnival 2018

May 08, 2018 Bernadette Duggan

The best touch football athletes from across the Diocese recently battled it out for selection in the 2018 Maitland/Newcastle Diocesan Touch Team.

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Catholic schools in New South Wales and Victoria to fight Gonski 2.0

May 07, 2018 Britten Thompson

The Federal Government’s Gonski 2.0 needs-based school funding plan has been criticised by many in the media.

One such critic is Jenny Allum,Head of school at SCEGGS Darlinghurst, who wrote about Gonski 2.0 in the Sydney Morning Herald, saying it is “an abject failure”. Another critic is Robert Bolton, the Education and Review Editor for the Financial Review who says its solutions are “unrealistic”.

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Remembering the ANZACs

May 07, 2018 Amy Theodore

Schools from across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle came together with their local communities to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice of our ANZACs.

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The aftermath of suicide

May 05, 2018 Comments Tanya Russell

Q One of my son’s friends recently died by suicide and although he wasn’t in his immediate circle of friends, they spent time together through sport. Although my son seems to be coping as well as can be expected, I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to support him and his friends. What can I do for him?