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100 days

Despite a year with a few interruptions, our newest students have reached their first major milestone.


VCE success stories

The most successful VCE students have been announced, with students from Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Melbourne excelling in a wide variety of subject areas.


Olyroo hero

Their Olympic campaign may be over, but the cheering continues for soccer captain Thomas Deng.


Connection to community

Students at St Patrick’s School, Mentone, celebrated Australian Indigenous cultures by producing their own artwork.


Reaching the high notes

Caitlin Wans, a Year 12 student at Our Lady of Sion College, Box Hill, has been accepted into the Washington National Opera’s Opera Institute summer singing program.


I am always with you: World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Grandparents took pride of place in the virtual assembly at St Fidelis’ School, Moreland, to celebrate the Church’s inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.


Stories that change

The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) writing competition has seen winners from two of Melbourne’s Catholic schools.


Sacred Heart School wins ‘Picasso Cow’ award

Students at Sacred Heart School, Sandringham, have this year won best design in Victoria and 2nd place nationally for their decoration of Patricia the Picasso Cow depicting dairy product production processes.


Top Arts: Macquarie Group People’s Choice Award (second prize)

Artist Greta Lineham from St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, took out people’s choice second prize in this year’s Top Arts exhibition.


St John’s Regional College presents The Addams Family

With a cast and crew of over 50 students the St John’s Regional College, Dandenong, production of The Addams Family promises to be incredibly special.


Principal for a day

Being principal of a school is a hard job, but a Year 7 student recently found out that there is more to it than meets the eye when it comes to leading a school community.


Academy of Teaching and Leadership takes shape

Dr Simon Lindsay of MACS joined a group hosted by the Minister for Education James Merlino on a site tour of the future Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership.


Catholic school PESA finalists

The state final of the Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) will take place next week, with strong representation from students at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.


Family Week sculpture winners

Two students from St Paul’s School, Coburg, have won first prize in AGL’s Family Week sculpture competition.


Commissioning of the MACS Board

The inaugural board members of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) were officially commissioned at a Mass and dinner last week.


Term 3 begins

Welcome to the beginning of Term 3. With a number of theme weeks and liturgical celebrations, it’s a great time for students, teachers and families in Catholic schools to bring together their faith identity as a love of learning.


Conversations on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

MACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officers, Leila Gurruwiwi and Helen Christensen, discuss ways to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the curriculum.


In service to the community

Susan Collins has been named a recipient of a 2021 Service to Community Award from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC).


New vision for love, hope and unity

The logo for Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, Mickleham, has been revealed at a special morning tea with the school’s foundation families.


Antonine College’s fundraiser for Lebanon

Students and staff at Antonine College, Pascoe Vale South, have been putting their faith in action by raising funds for Our Lady of the Rosary Orphanage in Achkout, Lebanon.


Push-up for mental health

Staff and students at Catholic Regional College, St Albans, are exercising for an important cause.