October 2012

Kiribati through the lens of Australian teachers

Margot Hadfield of Mount St Benedict College, Pennant Hills, was one of a number of teachers who recently participated in an immersion experience to Kiribati. Her photo essay captures aspects of life in Kiribati.

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“Hear my voice”: challenge for special ed conference

"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.

Tags: News

Good Sams Foundation needs your support

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.

Tags: News

A personal story from abuse to self love

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.

Tags: Feature

Star pupil of Stella Maris

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.

Tags: Profile

Dignitatis Humanae: a prophetic declaration

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.

Tags: Opinion

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 Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

Grace: the divine milieu

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.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

One inclusive Games for all?

One inclusive Games for all?

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

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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