2016 July Newsletter Number 10

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Newsletter Number 10 - 21st July 2016

Dear Principal

New York's Cardinal Dolan in Iraq: Embracing the displaced Iraqi Christians


Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s visit to Iraqi Kurdistan was a mission to show solidarity with the local church and gratitude those serving the displaced.   READ MORE

Pope calls bishops' negligence a crime:                                                        

NCEC media release explaining the growing pressure on Australian schools following a spike in births between 2004 and 2008 that is being felt in primary schools now and will soon affect secondary schools. While enrolment pressure is being shared across sectors, in Catholic schools the majority of capital expenditure is funded by parents, and current government policy would see the parental share of capital spending increase.   READ MORE

National Catholic Education Commission media release reiterating Catholic education’s commitment to safe and supportive learning environments for all students and to eliminating bullying where it is occurring. Executive director Ross Fox explains Catholic schools have a strong emphasis on pastoral care and the human dignity of each student and that shapes their holistic approach to student welfare    READ MORE
Catholic schools support vulnerable students, oppose bullying

Catholic Education Melbourne and the National Catholic Education Commission have underlined the commitment to eliminating bullying in Catholic schools and to providing support and pastoral care for students who are bullied for any reason.       READ MORE


A national competition that builds enterprise skills in primary children has been announced by Club Kidpreneur Foundation – a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to igniting an entrepreneurpurial spirit in primary school children. The ‘Kidpreneur Challenge’ is a national primary-school based competition for years 5 and 6 students that aims to showcase Australia’s top young entrepreneurs.   

The competition will run in schools during Term 3 (July to September), and will teach kids how to start a business and use it for social good. After building a business and selling products in a real-life market setting and donating their profits to a chosen charity, kids will video ‘pitch’ their idea to a panel of real life entrepreneurs.    READ MORE

ACER STEM CONFERENCE: Research Conference 2016: Improving STEM Learning: What will it take?
7–9 August Brisbane Convention Centre

Australia faces significant challenges in promoting improved science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in our schools.
Research Conference 2016: Improving STEM Learning: What will it take? will showcase research into how to address these challenges, which include:
  • the decline in Australian students' mathematical and scientific 'literacy'
  • the decline in STEM study in senior school
  • a shortage of highly qualified STEM subject teachers, and
  • curriculum challenges.

At the conference will hear from researchers who work with teachers to engage students in studying STEM-related subjects, such as engineering in primary school, and science and maths at all levels. You will learn how to engage all students in STEM learning, through targeted teaching, activities like gaming, and applying learning from neuroscience.   READ MORE

Mary Immaculate Parish Eagle Vale Jubilee Celebrations

On the 15th August 2016 Mary Immaculate Parish, Eagle Vale will reach two significant milestones. 30 years since the opening of the Primary School and 25 years since the establishment of the Parish.

To mark this occasion there will be a celebration Mass at 10am on Sunday the 21 August 2016 at Mary Immaculate Parish Church Eagle Vale. This will be followed by a buffet lunch commencing midday at the Campbelltown Catholic Club in the Cube Auditorium. Tickets to the luncheon are $45- per head.

All former staff, students, parents and parishioners are invited to attend.For any enquiries or to purchase tickets please contact the presbytery on Tel: (02) 4626 3055.






Julie King
ACSP Executive Officer


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