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The Independent Education Union of Australia has nearly 65,000 members. It is the federally registered industry union representing all employees working in non-government schools and institutions across Australia. The site carries a broad range of

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They arrive in prep, bright, hopeful, ready for the big adventure of finally going to school. Most of them leave 13 years later, almost ready for the big adventure of adult life, writes Ann Rennie in The Age. Whether your child goes to a well-endowed private

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How well would Harry Potter do in his Year 12 exams? The question has been raised by a Harvard research fellow about just how fine an education Harry Potter and his friends received at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, writes Valerie

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Is history as good as finished? Our school system seems to think so. Often it seems that the teaching of history is treated by the educational establishment as the rough equivalent of the teaching of dead languages: an unnecessary luxury of a bygone age,

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Just the term "gifted child" is enough to raise eyebrows in disdain. Being gifted - having special talents above the average - has never been endearing. No matter how it's presented, it smacks of showing off, of thinking that you're better than anyone else.

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One of the marks of a Christian heart is the desire for inclusivity, the desire to ultimately be in communion with as many people as possible, to have everyone in heaven with you without demanding that they become just like you to get there. Sadly, we tend to

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Ticking time bombs are among the world’s most dangerous weapons. Most of them are too small to see at first glance. Most of them are easy to make. You can plant a number of them at one time. They can do a great deal of damage, however small, writres

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Kevin Donnelly, from the Australian Education Standards Institute, reflects on the challenges facing Australian teachers, and the hurdles in importing a new American approach, in this interview with Education Now. Q: Educators in

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Americans.  They’re certainly out there, extroversion personified.  That in itself may be a friendly warning about The Dilemma and its style and impact.  It might seem a romantic comedy with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer

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This film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best musical in 2010. It tells the story of a theatre (The Burlesque Lounge) that is fading. Its owner, Tess (Cher), once described as the Goddess of Pop, wants to keep the theatre’s performances

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This dark film by Darren Aronofsky (who gave us The Wrestler) tells the story of a ballet dancer Nina (Natalie Portman), wanting, and eventually being chosen for, the lead role in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, Swan Lake. As the White Swan,

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The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council said the Federal Government must act on commitments it made to improve conditions for asylum seekers and speed up processing, according to a media release. "The Federal Government must ease the suffering of

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The Record report image of Traditional Anglican Communion Bishop Harry Entwistle of Western Australia --- An ordinariate for Anglicans to enter the Catholic Church is set to be established in Australia by Pentecost this year, and will include Japan,

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The Age report's photo of Sister Brigid Arthur --- A Brigidine sister who runs an asylum seeker project is taking on the Commonwealth Government over the detention of child asylum seekers, reports The Age. Sister Brigid this week sought the

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The NSW Government has introduced a levy amounting to some $800,000 for an average-sized new independent school in Western Sydney, which will make it harder for non-profit groups to build schools, reports the Daily Telegraph. Church groups and other

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Image from the Rouse Hill Times report --- The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has purchased St Gregory's Armenian School at Rouse Hill in Sydney's western suburbs for $9.2 million - sold at a forced auction after St Gregory's was liquidated,

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'Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret - Blessing of the Young Couple Before Marriage', on Wikimedia Commons --- Pope Benedict told priests on the weekend to do a better job counselling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last, and said no one has an absolute

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Surrogacy should be discouraged because a "committee of parents" - surrogate, donors and commissioning parents - confuses a child's sense of identity, says leading Catholic ethicist Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, reports the Herald Sun. His remarks were reported

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The Catholic Weekly photo of Terry Tobin QC --- Sydney QC Terry Tobin has been elected as Chan­cellor of the University of Notre Dame Australia, reports the Catholic Weekly. Mr Tobin is the current Deputy Chancellor and is on the university's board

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Screenshot of the Herald Sun report --- The Kennedy clan, former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and U2 singer Bono were among the hundreds gathered in the US on the weekend for the funeral of R. Sargent Shriver, the first director of

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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