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Catholic Schools Doing It Well- Series

In 2003, when Andrew started to travel around Australia and New Zealand, he began making observations about practical ways schools live their Catholic culture. Here are some of those reflections.

St Paul’s School, Richmond, New Zealand, “Shine Among Them”- bringing your motto to life

Christ the King, Deception Bay, QLD, “God’s Beautiful Rainbow”- living your motto

All Saints Primary, Tumbarumba, NSW, “All Saints in the High Country”- mission of teaching in rural communities

Cardinal McKeefry Primary, Wilton, Wellington, New Zealand “Everybody knows my name”- building community

Cathedral Primary, Bathurst, NSW, “One At The Table”- building staff community

Chisholm Catholic Primary, Bligh Park, NSW, “Time to talk”- servant leadership

Corpus Christi, Cranebrook, NSW- “The Gift of Madness”- keeping the child within alive

Emmanuel Primary School, Mackay North, QLD- “Real Teaching”- Challenging ourselves as teachers

Good Shepherd Primary, Hoxton Park, NSW “Nurturing Disciples”- A motto and logo that guide

Holy Cross Primary School, Glenwood, NSW- “Holy Cross, Holy Circle” - a circle model for leadership

Holy Cross School, Miramar, New Zealand- “May the Wind be Always at Your Back”- passion for learning

Holy Family Primary School, Ingleburn, NSW- “I Have Called You By Name”- Open mind, open heart, seeing gifts in others

Holy Trinity Primary School, Curtin, ACT- “One Holy Family”- whose school is it anyway?

Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Mt Pritchard, NSW- A break in the journey- finding your vocation

Our Lady of the Way, Emu Plains, NSW- “Walk Humbly With God”- celebrating milestones and mottos

Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan, QLD, “What’s in a Name?”- the power of a name

Sacred Heart, Launceston, TAS- “I’ve got that joy, joy, joy…”- the gift of joy- a tribute to Barry Nas

Sacred Heart School, Palmerston, NT, “Sacred Song"- The power of song to build faith community

Southern Cross Primary, Annandale, QLD- “He knows my name!”- A name says you are valued

St Anne’s School, Manurewa, New Zealand- “Kia Ora”- who is important and valuing cultural heritage

St Anthony’s Primary, Rockhampton, QLD- “May Christ Smile On You”- Greeting each other

St Anthony’s Primary School, Wanniassa, ACT- “Tell the Good News”- Celebrating your school in song

St Anthony’s Primary, Wanniassa, ACT- “A Morning Prayer”- praying together in large schools

St Bede’s Primary, Braidwood, NSW- "The Peace Room"- praying together in small schools

St Bede's, Red Hill, ACT- "A Time For Peace"- Sabbatical Week

St Benedict's, Edgeworth, NSW- "For the Love of the Game"- following your true vocation- Noel Smith

St Canice's, Westport, New Zealand- "Magic Moments"- Let the Spirit Move

St Dympna's, Aspley, QLD- "With Singing Hearts"- When you sing you pray twice

St Francis Xavier, Manunda, QLD- "Celebrating Our Heroes"- Bringing our Saints to life

St John's, Mairangi Bay, New Zealand- "Sing and Dance All You People of God"- what song and dance can bring to your culture

St Joseph’s Primary, Balranald, NSW, “G’day”- the mission  of teaching in small remote schools

St Joseph's, Barraba, NSW- "Open My Eyes" - teaching together whether near or far