Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ challenges the world community to accept responsibility to care for the earth. Students and staff of St Joseph’s Lochinvar have accepted that challenge with gusto, spending a day focusing on all things environmental.
National Science Week 2015 was celebrated at St Mary’s High School, Gateshead, with a showcase and demonstration of student projects from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) classes on 14 August.
High school is a rite of passage and an opportunity for young people to thrive in their surroundings whilst building the skills they need to become happy and successful young adults. Two staff at San Clemente High School, Mayfield, Scott Donohoe and Nathan Beckett, with the support of the principal, Tony Kelly, introduced a positive education program (PosED@SCM) in Term 1, 2015, designed to strengthen student well-being at the school.
Cessnock teenagers and their families joined local Aboriginal elder and artist, Uncle Les Elvin, at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery for the annual CatholicCare Indigenous Art and Culture program, held over three weekends in June.
Moving out of home is a milestone of independence for Nigel Bates, a 33 year old Newcastle resident living with an intellectual disability. Nigel described himself as, “a little birdy who didn’t want to leave his mother’s nest”, however is now a ‘house-proud’ tenant, settled into his new home and encouraging others living with disability to move towards an independent lifestyle.