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2017 Project Compassion Week Two: Martina’s story


Week Two: Martina’s story

For Martina, a mother of eight in Timor-Leste, escaping domestic violence was the first step in her journey to a new life. But at first, her future seemed very uncertain.

Timor-Leste is one of the least developed countries in the world, with extremely low levels of basic health, literacy and income. Most East Timorese live in rural areas, with very limited access to basic services or livelihood training, and many households don’t have enough food year round.

The shelter where Martina sought refuge, Uma PAS, offered her many ways to transcend these challenges. Uma PAS is a partner in Caritas Australia’s Protection Program, a holistic community-wide program in Timor-Leste that offers women like Martina economic empowerment and a life of safety in a supportive community.

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THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM An overview for parents

The Australian Curriculum is designed to teach students what it takes to be confident and creative individuals and become active and informed citizens.

It sets the goal for what all students should learn as they progress through their school life – wherever they live in Australia and whatever school they attend.

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Starting School


Starting school is an exciting time of change for children and families. There are many things you can do to prepare for the changes. Helping children to feel confident and positive about school will give them a good start.   

This Parent Easy Guide contains some great tips and hints to help you prepare your child and your family for the transition to school.

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NAPLAN Online - What will it look like?


Students, teachers and parents now have the opportunity to take demonstration tests using the national online assessment platform. The demonstration tests are mini-tests that contain example questions to allow everyone to become familiar with the various types of technology-enhanced features NAPLAN Online uses.

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Advent Resources and Activites


Families, schools and parishes looking ahead to Advent – the four-week period of Christian preparation before Christmas – can access material to support that journey through a range of websites.


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What Year 12’s say


The Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities conducted a short survey via our Facebook page, asking young people to tell us what their family did or said that offered the best support during their final year of school.  The anonymous survey could be completed by students in any school sector and anywhere in Australia.

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A Guide to Workplace Learning for Parents and Caregivers


‘You might be familiar with the term ‘work experience’. Workplace learning is the new comprehensive term which encompasses activities prior to, during and after work placements, reflecting the benefits of the diverse environments in which students learn. 

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"I'm Bored!"


With summer school holidays fast approaching this blog by child/adolescent psychologist, Kirrilie Smout (from Developing Minds Psychology and Education in Adelaide) provides some great tips about the dreaded “I’m bored” conversation!

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Ready for Year 7


Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) is moving Year 7 from primary to secondary settings

This means that Year 6 will become the final year of primary schooling.
Year 7 will become the first year of secondary schooling. 

Most Catholic schools in South Australia will make this change by 2019-20.

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