There were 200 reasons to celebrate on Monday, May 24 as every diocese in the country held a Mass to mark the bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia. The Sandhurst Diocese gathered at St Kilian’s Catholic Church, the site of the first Catholic school in our diocese, established in 1853. The event was livestreamed so that all Sandhurst communities were able to join in the celebrations.
Read more: 200 reasons to celebrate!
We acknowledge and pay respect to the original and ongoing custodians of the land upon which our offices are situated. We commit to actively working alongside First Nations people for healing, reconciliation and justice.
The Catholic education faith community is inclusive and acknowledges that we are all made in the image and likeness of God and we are created in love. All faiths, genders, sexualities and cultures are therefore equal and respected in the Sandhurst Catholic community.
We acknowledge the pain and suffering of all who have been hurt in body, mind and spirit by those who have betrayed the trust placed in them.
May we all stand tall, stand firm, grounded in truth, together as one.
Tuesday 26 January, 2021
St Mary of the Angel's Secondary College has been recognised in the 2021 Moira Shire Australia Day Awards for their contribution to the local community through their outstanding VCAL program.
The award was announced by Deputy Mayor Julie Brooks, who congratulated the College for winning the 'Event of the Year' award for their community initiative.
Read more: Community at Heart
Monday 18 January, 2021
A remarkable contribution recognised as the Elmore community farewell the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.
After 91 years of service to the Elmore community, the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart were farewelled by the Elmore Community at a commemorative Mass on Tuesday 5 January 2021.
After arriving in Elmore in 1929, the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (DOLSH) have played a crucial role in the provision of Catholic Education and in the broader ministry of the Elmore region for almost 100 years.
Read more: Farewell and thank you
Tuesday 8 December, 2020
Bishop Shane Mackinlay has announced the membership of the inaugural boards for Catholic Education Sandhurst Ltd (CES) and Sandhurst Catholic Early Childhood Education and Care Ltd (SCECE&C). The directors of these companies will lead Catholic Education and Early Childhood Education & Care in the Diocese into a new era of governance from 1 January 2021.
Read more: New Boards Announced
Friday 13 November, 2020
The annual MacKillop Art Exhibition has been officially launched today on the Catholic Education Sandhurst website.
This is the first time the exhibition will take place online due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is also the tenth anniversary of this exceptional student art exhibition, which show cases the artistic talents of student from across the Sandhurst Diocese.
Read more: MacKillop Art Exhibition Launch Online
Friday 9 October, 2020
A team of Galen College VEX students from Wangaratta have coded their way into history, by being one of three teams that successfully completed the space mission for JAXA’s inaugural Kibo Robotic Programming Challenge: KiboRPC.
300 teams entered the competition from around the world, seven made it to the final, and only three successfully completed the final mission in Space: Indonesia (first), Thailand (second) and Australia (third), with Japan, UAE, Taiwan, Singapore not being able to complete the space mission successfully.
Read more: On top of the world
Tuesday 18 August, 2020
Ablaze 2020 - Listen to the Spirit
In 2020, Catholic Education Sandhurst in partnership with Sandhurst Youth Ministry and FRG Ministry has brought the experience of the Ablaze events virtually to primary and secondary schools.
Established in 2018, the Ablaze Youth Festival provides an opportunity for young people to come together and celebrate their faith through music and conversation.
Read more: Ablaze 2020: a virtual experience
Monday 22nd June, 2020
The Bishop of Sandhurst, Bishop Shane Mackinlay has announced a new and exciting era in the governance of Catholic Education. Following six months of meetings, discussions and listening assemblies, a model of governance has been developed to best serve Catholic Education into the future.
From the beginning, parish priests, principals, school board chairs and Catholic Education Office staff have been part of the conversation to ensure a collaborative approach throughout the discernment. Each stakeholder has played an important role in ensuring the selection of the best governance model for Sandhurst schools.
Read more: A new era of governance
Wednesday 17 June, 2020
An innovative concept from local architects Y2 Architecture was piloted at St Joseph’s Primary School in Quarry Hill recently. The school is one of only six schools in the state to test the ‘Unboxy’ prototype, which enables students to create architectural spaces within their classrooms that are safe, productive and inviting!
A Director from Y2 Architecture, Matt Dwyer said the COVID-19 health crisis has highlighted the need to rethink the way we work, engage, learn and teach within the 21st century. “Unboxy is the first step in creating resilient, adaptive, inclusive classrooms of the future. It offers support of students’ social and emotional needs, whilst maintaining the still-unfolding practical measures required, such as social distancing,” he said.
Read more: Boxed in at St Joseph's