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World Teachers Day

Today is World Teachers Day, an annual celebration of teachers and teaching around the world.


It’s Show time

The Royal Melbourne Show may have been postponed for another year, but the students at St Mary’s School, Mount Evelyn, gave their community a taste of the fun virtually.


Mini Vinnies make a difference

The Mini Vinnies social justice group at St Brigid’s School, Gisborne, has been making a difference for the local community and inspiring even younger students to do the same.


Teaching is persistence, perseverance and passion

In her second year of teaching at St Augustine’s Primary School, Keilor, Natasha Vella discusses her experience and the challenges she has faced as a graduate teacher.


Melbourne’s first Catholic schools

Over 200 years, Catholic schools have grown to become the largest provider of schooling in Australia (outside of government) with one-in-five school students attending a Catholic school.


Encountering the Sacred through Prayer and Christian Meditation collectives

Catholic schools actively cultivate a sense of the sacredness of each day, where God is present, ready to meet us in ordinary moments.


Beyond Book Week

The celebrations for Book Week at St Paul’s School, Coburg, have extended beyond the week.


New schools on target

Despite the current challenges, Melbourne’s two newest Catholic primary schools are well on track to open in January 2022.


Happy feast day

Despite the limitations of current restrictions, the students and staff from Our Lady’s School, Craigieburn, found new ways to celebrate their special feast day.


For the care of animals

A student from St James’ School, Vermont, has used her time in remote learning to develop her skills in persuasive writing for an important cause.


Faith poetry

The students at St Therese’s School, Essendon, have been putting some reflective time into creating poetry about faith.


Future Leaders Awards

Shane Nicole Villegas, a Year 12 student at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, has received a Future Leaders Future Justice Award 2021.



Today is R U OK?Day, an important reminder to connect with those around us, especially during periods of remote learning.


A new look for St Lawrence of Brindisi

St Lawrence of Brindisi Catholic Primary School, Weir Views, has unveiled its logo ahead of the first students beginning next year.


Continuing to build for the future

As part of the 10-year master plan at John Paul College, Frankston, building works have commenced on site, with completion due in mid-2022.


Ending slavery one cup at a time

Ensuring schools follow ethical purchasing practices to prevent exploitation and slavery can be as easy as drinking a cup of coffee.


Three cheers for learning support officers

While most of us are learning from home during the current restrictions, learning support officers (LSOs) are providing a valuable service so that all students continue to thrive.


Buon appetito

The students at St Macartan’s School, Mornington, have found a delicious way to develop their skill in learning Italian.


Fitzroy’s Sacred Heart School wins Multicultural Film Festival awards

Year 5 and 6 students from Sacred Heart School, Fitzroy, recently created two music videos celebrating their diverse cultures and both were finalists in the schools category of Victoria’s Multicultural Film Festival, with the music video Double Double Culture taking the gong.


VCE Transnational Conference 2021

The 2021 VCE Transnational Conference was co-hosted by Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, and Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook. The theme for this year was ‘Reimagine, Reposition and Reengage’.


Junior Lord Mayor

Students from Catholic schools in Melbourne are once again in the running to be named Melbourne’s Junior Lord Mayor.