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Celebrating Catholic schools


A social media campaign saying ‘thank you’ to all the people who make Catholic schools so special will be the cornerstone of Catholic Education Week from May 9-15.

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Catholic Education SA director Neil McGoran said Catholic Education Week was an opportunity to celebrate the excellent teaching and learning that happens in Catholic schools every day.

“Without doubt, COVID-19 continues to challenge schools like never before – students, families and staff alike – but there is also much for which we can give thanks; and much for which we can be proud,” he said.

CESA has asked schools to join with them via social media in saying ‘thank you’ to the people who contribute to their school communities.

A series of social media posts will encourage school communities – parents, students, teachers and alumni – to comment and post ‘thank you’ messages or memories about a staff member or teacher that they cherish.

Schools are also encouraged to say ‘thank you’ in their own unique ways to the people who make their communities special.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Port Pirie have a shared ‘Who is my neighbour?’ theme. Students will undertake neighbourly acts such as collecting items for the Vinnies Winter Appeal, cleaning an area in the local environment, donating cans of food to a local foodbank and making cards for people in aged care.

The announcement of the winners of the inaugural Catholic Education Awards will take place in conjunction with Catholic Education Week. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions to Catholic education by staff and volunteers throughout South Australian Catholic schools and Catholic Education Offices within the Archdiocese of Adelaide and the Diocese and of Port Pirie.

A presentation ceremony is planned for May 12 at Sacred Heart College.


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