October 2012



Kiribati through the lens of Australian teachers

Margot Hadfield of Mount St Benedict College, Pennant Hills, recently participated in an immersion experience to Kiribati. View her photo essay which captures life in Kiribati from the perspective of Australian teachers.


“Hear my voice”: challenge for special ed conference

Around 160 representatives from the Catholic, Independent and State school sectors are expected to attend the Mater Dei Special Education Conference at Campbelltown, NSW from November 22 to 23.


Good Sams Foundation needs your support

“Our students do amazing things!” That’s the theme of a fundraising luncheon in Sydney next Sunday October 21, featuring four high profile graduates of Good Samaritan Colleges.

Musings of a Leader


Re-embracing the vision of Vatican II

It is time again to open the windows afresh and engage in meaningful ways with the world, writes Clare Condon SGS.



A personal story from abuse to self love

When I look back to the person I was, she is a stranger to me. She was broken in so many ways; physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually, writes Leeza Baric.



Dignitatis Humanae: a prophetic declaration

Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom marked a very important and dramatic crossing for the Church into the modern era, writes Bernard Teo CSsR.



Star pupil of Stella Maris

South Australia’s newest District Court Judge, Paul Slattery, reflects on the contribution of family, faith and education toward his journey to the Bench.

Faith in the Ordinary


Grace: the divine milieu

As the Catholic Church in Australia celebrates a “Year of Grace”, Benedictine Sister, Magdalen Mather, from Jamberoo Abbey in NSW, reflects on what ‘grace’ means to her.

Being Just Neighbours


One inclusive Games for all?

It is unfortunate that the Special Olympics do not coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, writes Moira Byrne Barton.

What's on


Find out what's happening in the Good Samaritan community and beyond. Keep track of events in our Good Samaritan and Church calendars, as well as activities in the broader community of relevance to our faith life.