A few weeks ago, I attended the annual AJASS Conference (Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools) at Mary MacKillop Place in Sydney. It was a privilege to be in the company of so many Josephite Principals who share the same charism and mission. Part of our Conference was led by Sr Catherine Mead.
There has been much attention in recent weeks in regards to students and mobile phone use at schools; to ban or not to ban. It is a time of change for teachers and students. Schools are no longer static places of learning where teachers see themselves as the font of all knowledge. Rather, learning happens in a myriad of ways; fast and furious; slow and methodical; rich and varied; intentional and repetitive.
Hello everyone, my name is Zahra and I am studying Year 12.
I’m here to talk about my family’s journey, from Afghanistan to Iran then to Australia. This issue is important to me since I am an Afghan, I am an immigrant, I am a Muslim, and I am the daughter of a refugee.
"Art is too important not to share" - Romero Britto
The words of Brazilian artist Romero Britto remind us of the importance of sharing our art with the community. It is such a significant part of our lives and an opportunity to express our thoughts, feelings, imagination and talent.
Last term, Year 11 Peer Support Leaders conducted a social experiment focussed upon the use of mobile phones in class. Our quest was to discover whether their presence, on our desks or in our pockets, affected learning.
Social Outreach- Project Compassion
Since the launch of Project Compassion, which took place in Term 1, students have enthusiastically made an active contribution to Caritas International by raising money to support marginalised communities.
“You can choose the risks, but you don’t get to decide the consequences.”
As young learner drivers, the Year 11 cohort attended the annual RAA Street Smart High presentation on Tuesday 2 April, 2019 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.