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Greener environment helps young children learn better: Study

ACU 17 June 2021

Greenery around primary schools may boost academic performance in young children while exposure to traffic-related air pollution may be detrimental, a new ACU study reveals.

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Euthanasia discussion resources

Staff 16 June 2021

Euthanasia in important topic for students studying religion and society to explore in the classroom. We have sourced a number of articles that might help senior students engage with different perspectives on this issue. 

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Freedom from fear

20 May 2021

This year Pentecost Sunday is celebrated in the Catholic Church on the day before the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. Both feasts recall events that freed Christians from fear. 

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A ‘cannon ball’ moment

18 May 2021

The trajectory of one cannon ball altered the direction of the Catholic Church, and its effects are still being felt 500 years later.

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Truth in communication

13 May 2021

This World Communications Day (16 May), is the time to reflect on the fact it’s what we say, rather than the platform we say it on, that is important.

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The environment for change

4 May 2021

Care for the environment is, at its heart, a religious duty. It is part of doing God's will to make our world one in which people can flourish.

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Feast of St Joseph the Worker

28 April 2021

Pope Francis has dedicated this year to St Joseph. He did so after he saw how much pressure coronavirus put on many families through anxiety, unemployment and fractured relationships. He emphasises St Joseph’s role as father of his family.

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Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Two 2021

22 April 2021

Here’s what we have in store for you in Catholic Teacher in Term Two.  

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Voice for First Nations peoples

17 March 2021

Today (18 March) is National Close the Gap Day. It records the gap between promises and actions, between aspiration and outcome.

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Emphasis on the environment

10 March 2021

In the number of special days that focus on the environment this month, perhaps one of the most intriguing is the observance of Earth Hour.

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Lessons in female leadership

3 March 2021

Learning environments need to be shaped in such a way that they promote the belief females have leadership capacity.

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Caritas Australia Lent resources

17 February 2021

Caritas Australia has created free and comprehensive teaching and liturgical resources to help teachers incorporate social justice in their Lent program.

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