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​IEU Environment Conference (Stage 4-6): Learning Outside the Classroom - Friday 18 October 2019

The world beyond your classroom can provide all the ingredients you need to create amazing real-world learning experiences for students.

This conference will help unpack the many ways teaching and learning can be enhanced by taking students outside. We will explore safe ways of engaging students in a variety of outdoor contexts that will support learning throughout the curriculum.
$45,000 Teaching Fellowship open to Australia's great teachers and school leaders

Nominations and applications for the 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards are now open.

NSW Children's Week 2019 Awards

Children, young people and adults can nominate an individual, group, service or project that falls within the award categories. There are seven awards for children and young people and three awards for adults. Entries close Sunday 6 October 2019. For more information, click here.

NSW Children's Week 2019 Creative Story Competition

The competition is an opportunity for children and young people to write a creative story (200 to 500 words) about an issue that is important to them and to other children and young people in 2019.

School Choir Compeitition

Catholic school choirs are invited to enter the 2019 Everywhere Venues Australian Christmas Song Competition featuring Australian Christmas songs composed by Hazel Hughes.

Electricity Safety Week

Electricity Safety Week is a free education program delivered by Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy to primary schools in NSW. The aim of the program is to teach children to stay safe around electricity and about electricity - the teaching resources are aligned with the new PDHPE and Science & Technology syllabuses for K-6 and outcomes in other key learning areas.

Launch of the Local Schools Community Fund - a Government Funded Program

The Australian Government is introducing a new one off program of small grants at the school level for 2019-2020.

Schools can apply for funding for only one project which must be between the values of $1,000 and $20,000.

2019 Fair Education NSW program - Applications open until Friday 27 September 2019

Schools Plus and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) have announced the opening of applications for the 2019 Fair Education round of funding.

Permanent and Casual Teacher Professional Development Opportunity - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behaviour Courses

We are pleased to offer both permanent and current approved casual teachers K-12 in the Wollongong Diocese the opportunity to attend and complete courses in the October Pupil Vacation.

Poetry Object competition for studetns and teachers - CLOSES Friday 27 September

There is a curriculum-aligned learning resource to help the drafting process, and we offer a range of exciting prizes as well as publishing every entry in our online library. Registration and submission is free.


7th Annual NATIONAL Furture Schools FESTIVAL

ACEL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019 OFFICIAL PROGRAM

Educational leaders have the privilege of setting the moral purpose, expectations, culture, as well as learning and teaching practices within their organisations. They strive to develop future-focussed cultures, reflect on their practices, engage in professional development, and most importantly, influence student learning. ACEL’s flagship National Conference will be held in Sydney from the 2nd to the 4th of October. The conference theme of ‘Vision and Voice – Setting the Learning Agenda’ provides the platform for international and national speakers to share their expertise, research and best practice in bringing these two key elements to life.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation - 1 September 2019

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is held each year on the 1st September.

This day marks the beginning of the Season of Creation which runs from 1st September through to 4th October.

Celebrating National Science Week 2019

ESA News
Australian Youth Suicide Prevention Summit

Criterion Conferences, in partnership with Roses in the Ocean, are pleased to announce that registrations are open for the inaugural Australian Youth Suicide Prevention Summit, Australia’s only national multi-stakeholder youth suicide prevention focused conference, taking place from 12th - 15th September in Melbourne

Celebrating the Season of Creation

An invitation from the Vatican

Graffiti Removal Day - Sunday 27 October 2019

Graffiti Removal Day aims to highlight the problem of graffiti and encourage people to volunteer their time to remove and prevent graffiti. It is a great opportunity for either a community service activity or integrated as part of the Year 9 Geography syllabus. 

Fruit & Veg Month

Fruit & Veg Month 2019 resources are being sent to registered schools now! But it’s not too late to register.

 
 

Listen to what the Spirit is saying - Final Report for the Plenary Council Phase 1: Listening and Dialogue

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PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: National Theme for Discernment #6 – How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is Open to conversion, Renewal and Reform?

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​Click here for the SNAPSHOT REPORT

This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who expressed a desire to do things differently in response to Christ and the experience of our people, accepting that faithfulness to tradition requires change that is both personal and communal. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au​

School Farm Day Excursions

Get up close with farm animals and develop an appreciation for where your food and fibre come from. Here's a unique opportunity to make our hands-on curriculum base excursion part of your teaching plan and incorporate agricultural learning into your classroom.  

CSSP Roger O'Sullivan Memorial Award 2019 - Applications Open

​The annual Roger O’Sullivan Family, School and Community Partnership Memorial Award is for a school that can show exemplary practice in family, school and community partnerships in a way that has improved the outcomes of students in:

  • f​aith development
  • learning
  • wellbeing

More than 50 years of research tells us that family, school and community engagement improves student outcomes.

We also know that effective collaborative partnerships between families, schools and the wider community are based on mutual trust, respect and a shared responsibility for the education and wellbeing of students.

Catholic school communities are invited to apply for the ROS Award by demonstrating how a partnership focused initiative has resulted in improved student outcomes across all three areas – faith, learning and wellbeing. The winner, will receive $4000 to support the further development of this project or initiative.

Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) - National Conference 2020 - 9-12 July 2020

​Literacies of our Learners - Responding, Understanding, Connecting

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For more information go to the conference website​

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: National Theme for Discernment #5 – How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is A Joyful, Hope-Filled and Servant Community?

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Click here for the SNAPSHOT REPORT​

This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who expressed a yearning for the Church to be a sign of God’s kingdom for all people in Australia – to be able to see the Catholic Church in action, and to recognise Jesus. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au​

Position Vacant – Plenary Council Discernment and Writing Group Chairs and Members

As we move into the Listening and Discernment stage of our preparation for the Plenary Council 2020, the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council is seeking people who are willing to be leaders and partners in the process of discernment. 


Opportunities are available to apply to be the Chair, or to be a member, of one of six Discernment and Writing Groups.


For more information, visit the Office for Employment Relations website or contact Ms Olivia Lee on (02) 9919 7822 or olivia.lee@catholic.org.au


Applications close on 22 July 2019

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: National Theme for Discernment #4 – How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is Humble, Healing and Merciful?

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Click here for the SNAPSHOT REPORT​

This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who expressed a deep and faith-filled trust in God and a need for lament and healing within the Church, acknowledging the sexual abuse crisis as a turning point for the Church in Australia. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: National Theme for Discernment #3 – How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is Prayerful and Eucharistic?

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Click here for the Snapshot Report​

This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who shared how deeply they treasured the Eucharist and the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: National Theme for Discernment #2 - How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal?

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Click here for the SNAPSHOT REPORT​

This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who expressed a desire for individuals and groups within and also beyond the Church to find a better welcome and be incorporated more into her life and mission. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au​

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020: National Theme for Discernment #1 – How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is Missionary and Evangelising?

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Click here for SNAPSHOT REPORT​

This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who shared a passion for participating in the missionary nature of the Church and desire stronger support, involvement and formation among all the baptised who make up the Church. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au​

Mary Immaculate College Sutherland: Ex-students and staff are invited to celebrate 60 years since the college opened in 1959

Friday 25th October 4pm school visit, 6pm Gathering at the Tradies in Gymea

Catholic Educators invited to apply for $20,000 Research Fellowship

Catholic school leaders, teachers and administrators are invited to apply for the chance to travel abroad to research an important subject of their choice. 

Fruit & Veg Month 2019 - Teach your students that Fruit & Veg are Superheroes!

Fruit & Veg Month 2019 will be held during the last 4 weeks of Term 3, Monday 2 September to Friday 27 September. This year's theme, The Adventures of Captain Fruit N Veg! is all about making eating fruit and vegetables fun,

PLENARY 2020 - NATIONAL THEMES FOR DISCERNMENT OPENS NEXT PHASE FOR PLENARY COUNCIL

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The six National Themes for Discernment invite people to reflect, to pray and to consider how God is calling the People of God to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is:

  • Missionary and Evangelising
  • Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal
  • Prayerful and Eucharistic
  • Humble, Healing and Merciful
  • A Joyful, Hope-Filled and Servant Community
  • Open to conversion, Renewal and Reform.
More information on the National Themes for Discernment can be found on the re-launched Plenary Council website: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au​​
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING

​Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future. To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?”

 
 

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