Assistant Principals/Deputy Principals Conference

Nov 30, 2015

In August the Assistant Principals and Deputy Principals from the Good Samaritan Education colleges met for our annual conference. This year the host colleges of Rosebank and St Scholastica’s brought us to Coogee in Sydney, to consider issues of leadership. Partnering this focus on leadership was the Good Samaritan value of stability, which was explored […]

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GSE Yr 11 Philippines Immersion

Nov 30, 2015

During the September holidays, myself and 13 other students from Good Samaritan Schools all over NSW and QLD were blessed and honoured to have the opportunity to travel to Bacolod in the Philippines alongside four incredible teachers. The trip was an 8 day experience in which I gained an in-depth insight to the culture and daily […]

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Staff Immersion in Kiribati

Oct 17, 2015

In the last school holidays I was privileged to travel with the Good Samaritan Sisters and a group a teachers from Good Samaritan Schools as part of the Immersion program to Kiribati, a small set of Islands near the equator. I was blessed to immerse myself in the culture, to learn about life and the […]

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Staff Retreat

Aug 30, 2015

“Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a miraculous day.”                                – Wayne Dyer This little quote seemed to be the theme for me over three days of retreat at the Mount Saint Benedict Centre this August. Surrender to the […]

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Leading Teaching and Learning in a Good Samaritan School

Jul 27, 2015

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to attend the “Leading Teaching and Learning in a Good Samaritan School” in-service at the Mount Saint Benedict Centre, Pennant Hills. My colleague, Margaret Heraghty and I didn’t feel lucky sitting in the traffic on Pennant Hills Road at 8am, but the stresses of the morning soon disappeared. […]

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Ministry Outreach

Jul 26, 2015

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” (Winston S Churchill) Sometimes in life you have an experience that stops you in your tracks. If you’re lucky, you get time to reflect on this experience and think about how your life is going, who you are and where you’re heading […]

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A Parent’s Perspective…

Jul 6, 2015

A parent’s perspective on the Outback Immersion tour to Santa Teresa When my daughter Nina announced to us that she wanted to apply to go on the immersion tour to Santa Teresa I was pleased. I had an internal check list of all the areas of her middle class life that needed a quick fix […]

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Leading Care and Wellbeing in a GSE School

Jun 15, 2015

In late May, I was lucky enough to attend a gathering of Middle Leaders at the Mt St Benedict Centre just across the green from where I teach. Like many of the experiences I’ve had at the Centre, our dialogue was defined by the philosophy of Good Samaritan Education and how our interactions within our […]

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Santa Teresa Experience

Jun 1, 2015

During the term 1 holidays, 18 year 10 students from Good Sam Colleges across NSW travelled to Santa Teresa, near Alice Springs. The journey was for a week with the purpose to learn what it is like to live in a remote indigenous community. Our guide was Sr Liz Wiemers, a Good Samaritan Sister, who […]

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Eastertide in Italy and England for Good Samaritan Pilgrims

Jun 1, 2015

We gathered at the Grand Hotel Gianicolo in Rome on the Sunday after Easter – Principals and senior leaders from the ten Good Samaritan Colleges, along with our guide, Sr Elizabeth Brennan, and our trusty organisers, Sr Meg Kahler, and Monica Dutton of the Good Samaritan Education Mission team. In Sr Elizabeth’s words we began […]

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