Other recent blog entries
1 Jun 2014 | Blog | Project Compassion | Supporter action
Following on from the success of ‘Paint your nails purple for peace’ days of the past two years, students from Huntingfield Campus of St Aloysius Catholic College in Hobart decided to take it one step further. Leanne Prichard, Pastoral Associate from St Aloysius College, shares more about the event.
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1 May 2014 | Blog | Project Compassion | Supporter action
During Project Compassion each year, schools around Australia get into action, organising activities to fundraise for, and stand in solidarity with, communities around the world. Allison Fairey, a teacher from Thomas More College in Adelaide, shares what they did during Project Compassion and what the annual activities mean to the school.
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3 Apr 2014 | Blog | Project Compassion | Supporter action
This Lent, students from St James the Apostle have been showing their generosity and creativity in raising funds for Project Compassion.
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3 Oct 2013 | Blog | Supporter action
After all the recent media attention highlighting the ongoing conflict in Syria, students from St Kevin's Primary School in Benowa decided to step up and make a difference.
Tags: Social justice, fundraising, Syrian refugees, Prayer, school | No comments
27 Mar 2013 | Blog | Project Compassion | Supporter action
What do Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, Lady Gaga, Julie Andrews, Plain White T’s, McFly and the Wiggles all have to do with Caritas and Project Compassion? If you have no idea who these people are – maybe it’s time to go to school
Tags: Social justice, fundraising, Project Compassion 2013, school | No comments
4 Oct 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
For World Teachers’ Day, Janeen Murphy tells the story of year five teacher, Addy Godwin, and her remarkable effort to bring the stories of the poorest of the poor into the classroom.
Tags: fundraising, West Africa, Catholic Social Teaching, school | No comments
19 Sep 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
One of Caritas Australia’s newest partners is Redfern Jarjum College, a Jesuit Catholic primary school for vulnerable Aboriginal children of Redfern in Sydney’s inner-city. Beatrice Sheen, Founding Principal, is looking forward to the school’s opening later this year or early 2013.
Tags: Indigenous Australia, education, school | No comments
7 Sep 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
8th of September is International Literacy Day, a day to recognise the importance of literacy to individuals, families and communities. However there are millions of children who are unable to attend school due to poverty and other barriers. Sr Ivy Khoury tells us about the Creating Caring Schools program, a program for vulnerable children to overcome barriers to learning and remain in school longer to gain a quality education in a safe environment.
Tags: school, Caritas Australia, Poverty, education | No comments
3 Aug 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
School age children are especially vulnerable in emergency situations. In 2010, a unique program was created for Indigenous communities. Caritas Australia’s Adam Elliott, Program Manager Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, tells us more.
Tags: natural disaster, flood, education, school, disaster risk reduction | No comments
5 Jun 2012 | Blog | Supporter action | Project Compassion
Last month, students at Bethany Catholic Primary School were given a unique opportunity. They dressed their teachers up as bugs and raised $2,012 for Project Compassion!
Tags: Raise funds, fundraising, Project Compassion, school | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
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