Edition: Winter 2012 The Church And Education

 My school

My school

1 May 2012 TH

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

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Editorial: What makes a good education?

1 May 2012 TH

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.

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A letter to: Fr Schneider

1 May 2012 TH

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.

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Unguarded moments: At the heart of learning

1 May 2012 TH

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.

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Grading the teachers

Grading the teachers

1 May 2012 TH

Just 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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A different kind of success

A different kind of success

1 May 2012 TH

An alternative learning environment is turning the table on what academic achievement really means.

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A world beyond the classroom

A world beyond the classroom

1 May 2012 TH

For students in Catholic schools, there's more to learning than textbooks and computers.

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Opening new doors

Opening new doors

1 May 2012 TH

Two recent tertiary graduates prove it's never too late to go back to school.

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The Church and education

Explorations: The Church and education

1 May 2012 TH

Catholic 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.

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Family ties

Family ties

1 May 2012 TH

Mercedes 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.

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Learning for life

Learning for life

1 May 2012 TH

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

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