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St Brendan’s School mobilises to support families locked down in community housing towers

St Brendan’s School, Flemington, has mobilised over recent days to support the families of its 33 students locked down in the area’s community housing towers.


The Governor in classrooms

St Monica’s College, Epping, was pleased to be the first school to participate online in ‘The Governor in Classrooms Program’.


Stories of Refugee Week

Despite this year’s limitations, Refugee Week remains an important moment for our schools.


Term 2

Term 2, 2020 has been one of the most challenging yet creative terms for our schools.


Mentone on the move

St Patrick’s School, Mentone, teamed up with the Level Crossing Removal Project to create a unique art display on the hoarding around the Mentone crossing removal site.


Vinnies Sleepout at home

Students and families at Marymede Catholic College, South Morang, and Mount Lilydale Mercy College, Lilydale, have attempted to experience a sense of solidarity with the homeless by having a sleepout at home


St Dominic’s STEAM Centre commendation

Principal Gayle Connor was delighted with the news that St Dominic’s School, Broadmeadows, has been recognised in the 2020 Learning Environments Australasia Awards.


Spotlight on St Paul’s College design

St Paul’s College, Balwyn, has received a commendation for its state-of-the-art design, helping to transform the lives of students with complex disabilities.


Celebrating music education

St John’s Regional College, Dandenong, is celebrating music teacher Michael Perryman who has been anonymously entered into the 2020 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award.


Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility

St Monica’s College, Epping, is strongly committed to sustainability with its Envirofriends group driving recycling projects within the college, as well as delivering sustainability messages to the wider community.


Learning brings joy at St Stephen’s

St Stephen’s School, Reservoir East, has been highlighted by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in a video that showcases the school’s approach to STEM education.


Family Week continues

This year’s CatholicCare Family Week theme is ‘Building Connections in the Spirit of Hope’.


Families at Our Lady’s say thank you

Staff at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School, Surrey Hills, were delighted yesterday to receive a video put together by the parents and families thanking the school staff for their support during remote learning.


Welcome back

Students in Years 3 to 10 have returned to their classrooms today.


ResourceSmart winners

The winners of the ResourceSmart Schools Awards for 2020 have been announced.


Christian Meditation – a journey of faith

Since 2017, St Clare’s Catholic School, Truganina South, has been implementing and embedding Christian Meditation as a whole-school practice.


FIRE Carriers keep reconciliation alight

Students at St John’s School, Frankston East, and St Mary’s School, Greensborough, have made their communities proud through their efforts to strengthen the spirit of reconciliation this week.


The (virtual) Long Walk

Aquinas College, Ringwood, has continued its tradition of marking National Reconciliation Week with a Long Walk around the neighbourhood, although in 2020 it looks a little different.


Sharing their voice

Student leaders from the western region’s Catholic secondary schools have shared messages of hope and courage during challenging times.


Welcome back, juniors!

Making a video to welcome the children back to school proved to be beneficial for St Thomas More’s School, Hadfield, and St James’ School, Brighton.


Back to school

Students and teachers in Melbourne’s Catholic schools were reunited as the first phase of the return to classroom teaching began this morning.