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Maths + Eddie = fun

He’s been described as the rock star of maths teachers and received numerous accolades to support the claim, but Eddie Woo insists he is just an ordinary classroom teacher trying to inspire students in a subject that is often dismissed as being ‘just too hard’.

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Pioneering foreign student makes his mark Down Under

In the days of the White Australia policy when international students in Adelaide were few and far between, Henry d’Assumpcao needed a letter from the Minister of Immigration, Arthur Calwell, to gain admission as a boarding student to Sacred Heart College in 1949. Seven decades later, Henry spoke to JENNY BRINKWORTH about how he went from being an ‘alien’ employed by the Weapons Research Establishment to Chief Defence Scientist of Australia.


Feast of St Thomas

More than 500 parishioners attended the feast of St Thomas, patron saint of India, which was held in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on Friday June 29. Monsignor David Cappo was the main celebrant of the Mass and was assisted by 10 concelebrating priests, most of whom are missionaries from India currently ministering in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. The Mass began with an entrance procession hymn, then eight Indian children dressed in their national costumes welcomed the celebrants with the Aarathi ceremony.

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Parish and school relationship explored

Pastoral associates and assistant principals (Religious Identity and Mission) came together last month to explore ways of supporting and enhancing the relationship between the parish and the Catholic school as part of the Adelaide Archdiocese’s renewing program.