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Schools

On the move together

The opportunity to lead a brand new school doesn’t come along often but for Amanda Parslow, the recently appointed principal of McAuley Community School, it almost seems like it was her destiny, as JENNY BRINKWORTH discovered when she met her a few weeks into her new role.

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Striving for truth in the world of science

Adelaide-raised scientist Professor Waltraud (Trudy) Kriven has spent most of her adult life in the United States, making a name for herself in the field of high tech ceramics. But she says her success would not have been possible without the invaluable life lessons from her parents and the Josephite Sisters.

Opinion

Mary Mackillop - a woman for today

The daughter of an agnostic poet, educated by Presbyterians, a hard-bitten secular journalist, SAMELA HARRIS asks how on earth did she end up in a world of gentle Roman Catholic Sisters working to make a museum for a saint?

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Building a church and community at Croydon Park

Memories of worshipping in an army hut at Croydon, attending monthly dances in the school hall and romances with post-war immigrants were brought back to life when the elder stateswomen of Croydon Park parish reflected on the 50th anniversary of St Margaret Mary’s Church.

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Alice in nature's wonderland

Pope Francis calls on us to care for our common home, to look after our Earth and its people. This message resonates daily with Alice Dunlop in her work at Catholic Education SA and her sustainability consultancy Little Earthies, as LINDY McNAMARA reports.

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Providing a safe place for youth

A roof over their heads, a welcoming face when they walk through the door after school, a healthy meal and a safe place to be – it doesn’t seem a lot to ask for but these simple things are helping to give young homeless people a chance in life, reports JENNY BRINKWORTH.