Harrowing experiences of persecution retold by relatives who are now part of the community at St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm, create an inspirational Refugee Week video. St Bede’s celebrated the week from Tuesday 16 June to Friday 19 June with a theme of “Welcome”.
Enthusiastic Year 6 writer from St Columba’s Primary School, Adamstown, Hannah Mather, has used the inspirational story of para-athlete Lauren Parker as the basis for her entry into the Australian Catholics magazine Young Journalist Award 2020.
To paraphrase the saying, it takes a village to make any educational organisation a place of high quality and equity. The International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEA) provides the opportunity for a global network village of policymakers, politicians and practitioners to meet and debate innovative ideas, the latest research evidence, teachers’ experience and strategies that address the central questions to a multitude of educational purposes. It asks, “what is possible?”
As with many schools for Term 2, St Dominic’s Centre, Mayfield has taken its learning online as well as using video-conferencing to deliver lessons via Zoom. This has been an extraordinary leap for our students who have embraced it and exceeded expectations with their conduct and engagement – not only with the lesson content but with each other – and developing a whole new set of life skills and mode of communication with their teachers and peers.