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St Aloysius College

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Long road back to school

The Bakhtiari family made headlines around the world in 2004 when they were deported in the early hours of the morning by Australian immigration officials after fleeing Afghanistan four years earlier. Two decades later, one of the Bakhtiari children, Nagina Zahra, is back living in Adelaide and recently began teaching at the school she attended while the family was under the care of Centacare Catholic Family Services. In an exclusive interview with KATIE SPAIN, Nagina recalls those traumatic times and her journey back to St Aloysius College where she is now helping students settle into their new home.

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Much more than a job

As editor of The Southern Cross one of the highlights of the year for me is attending the Catholic Education SA Awards and presenting certificates to the recipients in categories sponsored by our publication.

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Maddie's story of hope

On the same day she graduated from university, Madeleine Kelly boarded a plane headed for Africa, to work in a school for underprivileged kids. After nearly six years in Tanzania she has now returned to Adelaide, grateful for the life-changing experience and armed with her first published book.


Op shop pays off

Learning how to “reuse and recreate” clothes is proving a winner all round at St Aloysius College as students enjoy shopping in the school’s Op Shop while raising more than $6000 for charity and helping to reduce waste.