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
Friday 17 April, 2020
Catholic Education Sandhurst has officially settled on a parcel of land in Huntly for the construction of the region’s newest primary school. Director of Catholic Education Sandhurst, Mr Paul Desmond said he was delighted to announce the purchase of the property, however, he cautioned that it would be a couple of years before the new school is built.
“Our exploration of the site began in December 2015, when we identified Huntly as an area of significant growth. We have been committed to establishing a Catholic Primary school in the Huntly area ever since,” he said.
Read more: Huntly Bound
Thursday 20 February, 2020
Parish Priests, Principals, School Board Chairs and Catholic Education Office staff gathered in Shepparton this week for the annual two day Leadership Conference.
More than one hundred leaders attended the event, which commenced on Tuesday evening, February 18, with a Commissioning Eucharist at St Mel’s Church in Shepparton. Bishop Shane Mackinlay presided at the Eucharist, together with diocesan Priests including the Episcopal Vicar for Education, Very Rev Dr Brian Boyle.
Read more: Catholic Education Leaders Meet
Friday 7 February, 2020
Almost sixty students from Sandhurst secondary schools attend the inaugural Student Leadership Day held at the Woolshed in Kialla on Friday February 7.
The focus of the day was ethical and servant leadership in the secondary school context, with activities and presentations that enriched students’ understanding of leadership and how to enact their leadership in an ethical way.
Read more: Inaugural Student Leadership Day
Wednesday 12 February, 2020
Each year, Grade 6 students from the Goulburn Valley Deanery come together for a leadership day held at St Mary's Primary School in Mooroopna.
The day was action packed with inspirational speakers from the sporting world including former captain of the Australian Netball team, Bianca Chatfield and AFL stars Marlion Pickett and Shai Bolton from the Richmond Football Club.
Read more: Grade 6 rules!