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The power of play

September 22, 2021 Kim Moroney

Research shows that intense, prolonged exposure to adversity can have a toxic effect on children's developing brain architecture and disrupt the foundations of learning, behaviour, and health, with long-term consequences on children's development. This evidence is especially concerning for our youngest, whose brains are 90 per cent developed by the time they are five years old.

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Home learning a lesson in preparation

September 21, 2021 Andrew Cornwall

St Bede's Catholic College, Chisholm first opened its doors to students in 2018. As one of the Diocese's newest schools, it piloted the use of Microsoft Teams for student learning.

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Sowing the seeds for success

September 08, 2021 Sarah James

With the Australian dream of living on a quarter acre block increasingly out of reach for many, unfortunately few of us have the space to fully indulge our horticultural ambitions.

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A change of heart

September 08, 2021 Sarah James

"God gave us a garden. Are we going to give our children a desert?"

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Horses for courses

September 05, 2021 Alexander Foster

The symbiotic relationship between a horse and a human is longstanding and unique, dating back thousands of years. According to clinical resource therapist, Brenda Tanner of Equine Encounters Australia, "predator and prey, fight and flight, natural instincts and learnt behaviours" must be suspended for the two species to build trust in one another.

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Bee the change

August 18, 2021 Alexander Foster

The devastating bushfires of 2020 and extensive flooding of 2021 left Australian landscapes bruised, battered, and burned. Unfortunately, these events also caused the loss of hundreds of billions of natural plant pollinators like birds and insects.

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Tracking change overtime

August 17, 2021 Brittany Gonzalez

In 2004 Conor Ashleigh studied Year 11 at St Francis Xavier College, Hamilton, when he took part in a school immersion trip to Cambodia. It was an experience that brought together many Catholic social teachings he learned during his formative schooling years and as part of his upbringing in a 'strong Catholic family'.

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Humanitarian Goals

August 16, 2021 David McGovern

As a child growing up in Argentina, Pope Francis did what many other lads his age did when playing their favourite sport of soccer – they made do.

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