More than meets the eye! IMAGE Aurora

More than meets the eye!

May 05, 2018 Comments Steve Biddulph

How do we raise girls to be strong and free? It actually starts in the toddler years.  They need encouragement and permission to be adventurous, messy, noisy and physical. 

Young people the protagonists of their own futures IMAGE Aurora

Young people the protagonists of their own futures

May 05, 2018 Comments Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

In October there will be a Synod of Bishops on the theme “Youth, faith and vocational discernment.” In March this year, as Sean-Patrick Lovett wrote, “Pope Francis opened the pre-Synodal meeting in Rome…with a provocation: “Too often we talk about young people without asking what they think,” he said. There are those, said the Pope, who tend to “idolise” youth, and others who prefer to keep young people “at a safe distance”, rather than allowing them to be the protagonists of their own futures. (The Vatican 19 March 2018).

During the Year of Youth declared by the Australian Catholic Bishops, Aurora has been asking local young people what they think, initially those who participated in the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney in December.

On these pages is a selection of responses ‒ more are welcome. Just contact the editor, E tracey.edstein@mn.catholic.org.au or P 4979 1288. Please click here.

Coming of age a matter of faith IMAGE Aurora

Coming of age a matter of faith

May 05, 2018 Comments Gabrielle Lynch

Gabrielle Lynch responded to an invitation to reflect on the Church during the Year of Youth initiated by the Australian Catholic Bishops.

Powerful libraries make powerful learners IMAGE Aurora

Powerful libraries make powerful learners

May 05, 2018 Comments Amy Theodore

No longer just a quiet place to sit and develop literacy skills, school libraries have evolved into engaging, forward-thinking contemporary learning hubs.

Doctors of Education shape the future of All Saints’ College IMAGE Aurora

Doctors of Education shape the future of All Saints’ College

May 05, 2018 Comments Gabrielle Sutherland

The students of All Saints’ College, St Mary’s Campus, Maitland, are fortunate enough to have four Doctors of Education – Kylie Harris, Bryan Maher, Daniel Belcher and Christopher Mooney – contributing to the development and strategic nature of the senior curriculum at the college.

Jason Hoffman of the Newcastle Jets sets sights on Grand Final trophy IMAGE Catholic Schools

Jason Hoffman of the Newcastle Jets sets sights on Grand Final trophy

May 03, 2018 John Kingsley-Jones

Even if you are not a soccer fan, just about the entire Catholic schools community will be hoping former student Jason Hoffman, player for the Newcastle Jets, will lift the trophy at this weekend’s Grand Final when his team take on Melbourne Victory.

Make a difference with Palms Australia IMAGE Catholic Schools

Make a difference with Palms Australia

May 01, 2018 Amy Theodore

Applications are now open for Palms Australia’s unique and life-changing volunteer experiences.

Ben Simmons leads Philadelphia 76ers to the Eastern Conference semi-finals IMAGE Catholic Schools

Ben Simmons leads Philadelphia 76ers to the Eastern Conference semi-finals

April 30, 2018 Britten Thompson

Playing in front of a hometown crowd at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Novocastrian and SFX alumni, Ben Simmons has played a key role in the 76ers 104-91 victory over the Miami Heat.