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Winter 2012

30 April 2012


Magazine

Family ties

01 May 2012 | Liz Lillis

Family tiesMercedes College in Perth was founded in 1846, the first school established by a religious congregation in Australia. Members of a family that has attended the school for four generations share their experiences.


Learning for life

01 May 2012 | Fatima Measham

Learning for lifePaul Field reflects on what he learned from his parents, teachers, and life as the invisible Wiggle.


My school

30 April 2012 |

 My school Australian Catholics talks to four students about their aspirations and what makes their school special.


Opening new doors

01 May 2012 | Ashleigh Green

Opening new doorsTwo recent tertiary graduates prove it's never too late to go back to school.


A different kind of success

01 May 2012 | Virginia Small

A different kind of successAn alternative learning environment is turning the table on what academic achievement really means.


A world beyond the classroom

01 May 2012 | Penny Edman

A world beyond the classroom For students in Catholic schools, there's more to learning than textbooks and computers.


The Church and education

01 May 2012 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The Church and educationCatholic education has changed significantly since Jesus' followers set out into the world to teach people about faith. As it continues to evolve, diversify and respond to the times, its deeper aspects remain.


Editorial: What makes a good education?

30 April 2012 | Fatima Measham

The conversation regarding our schools has been enlivened in recent years by advancements in technology, the publication of searchable NAPLAN results, the nationalisation of the curriculum, and the Gonski review of school funding.


A letter to: Fr Schneider

30 April 2012 | Michael McGirr

Dear Fr Schneider,
I know you won't be looking for this letter as it is not in your nature to ask for praise or thanks. Maybe I need to write it more than you need to read it.


Unguarded moments: At the heart of learning

30 April 2012 | Ann Rennie

I loved school. I loved my school, in particular, the school that saw me through from six-year old prep to 18-year old prefect. This was one of the places I learned to be me, to make life-long friends, to build my faith, to believe that the world was waiting for me to take my place in it.


Grading the teachers

01 May 2012 | Michael McVeigh

Grading the teachersJust how helpful are the lessons we learn in movies? We turn the tables on some iconic movie teachers and grade them on how well their wisdom stacks up against the teachings of Jesus.


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