Speaking on the occasion of the 2023 Beginning of the Year Mass for Catholic Education, Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton told of the work of St John Bosco, highlighting that those present are called to help children of all abilities and backgrounds, to embark on the pathway of education, on the pathway to personal growth, to be equipped to take their place creatively in society.
Iona Presentation College Senior students have recently presented a special gift to the Ukrainian Catholic parish of St John the Baptist Maylands, demonstrating their support, care and prayers for a cease to the war.
Around 105 Catholic schools, which includes both primary and secondary, were among the top 500 Australian schools achieving well above the average progress in their NAPLAN scores between 2019 and 2021.
The Irene McCormack Catholic College community is celebrating 20 years of quality Catholic education this year, with the release of a book named Irene McCormack Catholic College, The First 20 Years – Prayer, Service, Justice.
The milestone celebrations for the Mary’s Mount Primary School (MMPS) were underway as soon as it was safe to do so. Gathering the entire school community at Saint Mary’s Cathedral to celebrate a Mass on Thursday, 17 June, to pay tribute to their rich history, traditions, achievements, and Catholic Education, which evidently, continues to flourish.
“Faith in action” is demonstrated each year through the Archbishop’s LifeLink winter appeal. This year was no exception – as representatives from Catholic Secondary and Primary Schools, gathered for a rare opportunity to dialogue with Perth Archbishop and Plenary Council President Timothy Costelloe SDB, and witness the official launch of LifeLink Day.
The Catholic Arts committee is this year honoured to introduce “The Spirit of the Arts” to the annual Performing Arts Festival. Staff and students of Catholic Education schools were present for the festival’s opening ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral on 22 July, led by Fr Vincent Glynn EV.
Students from Sacred Heart College have led the way in promoting the bicentennial celebrations of Catholic Education, performing a song composed by Fr Rob Galea.