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Catholic school students share inspiring family stories

13 Aug 2019

Family stories of courage, determination and faith are in abundance among the winning entries of this year’s Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award, sponsored by Australian Catholic University.


Guest editors

06 Aug 2019

In May, we welcomed six Catholic school students in our offices in Melbourne to be the guest editors of our Spring edition.


YJA Intermediate Section winner

05 Aug 2019

The winner of the 2019 Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award Intermediate Section was Asheriya Charan of Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, Vic who wrote about her grandfather's quest for education.


YJA Intermediate runner-up

05 Aug 2019

The runner-up in the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Intermediate Section was Madeline McVeigh of Catholic Ladies College, Eltham Vic. 


YJA Junior Section runner-up

05 Aug 2019

The runner-up in the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Junior Section was Makaylah Beatty of Augustines Primary School, Coffs Harbour, NSW.


YJA Junior Section Winner

05 Aug 2019

The winner of the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Junior Section was Jack Webber, St Joseph’s Primary School, Merewether, NSW.


Capturing family life on screen

05 Aug 2019 | Kyla Dwyer

From Mary Poppins to The Incredibles, we’ve seen many depictions of family life in movies that centre on an ideal nuclear family – mother, father and children. While these stories can touch many of us, in reality family life can take come in many different flavours, shapes and sizes.


Resisting cyberbullying

13 May 2019 | Hannah Kennelly

Cyberbullying is a growing issue, particularly for young people who spend much of their time building and maintaining relationships in the virtual world.


Helping kids in times of need

07 May 2019 | Elise Ho

Since it was first established in 1991, Kids Helpline has been a lifeline for young people at critical moments in their lives. One of our young writers speaks to a counsellor at the service.


The two voices in my mind – Poem

07 May 2019 | Tatiana Kurniawan

When we feel anxious, it can be like there are two voices in our head competing for our attention. While one voice wants us to be ruled by fear, the other wants us to be free.


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