GSE Welcomes Amy-Jill Levine

Feb 13, 2017

Good Samaritan Education is delighted to announce a day with Amy-Jill Levine in June 2017. Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbuilt University Divinity School, Nashville, Tennessee. A renowned scripture scholar, she is uniquely a Jewish scholar of the New Testament. One of her key areas of focus is the parables. Amy-Jill is […]

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Advent Reflection

Dec 6, 2016

During the week, seated in front of my computer screen, I allowed myself to be distracted from a rather tedious task at hand. Instead of doing my job, I followed a video link that took me to a performance of Leonard Cohen’s signature song, Alleluia, performed by a massed choir assembled in a deserted factory […]

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Good Samaritan Education Staff Immersion Trip to Japan

Nov 13, 2016

In the last September holidays I was fortunate to be offered the opportunity of a staff immersion to Japan, led by Sister Meg Kahler and Monica Dutton. One staff member from each of the Good Samaritan Education Schools was chosen. We embarked on our journey on Friday 23 September from Sydney and met up with […]

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Year 10 Immersion to Santa Teresa

Nov 13, 2016

Santa Teresa is a small indigenous community with a rich traditional culture, located about 80kms out of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. In the school holidays, students from St Scholastica’s, Mount St Benedict and St Mary Star of the Sea College, embarked on an amazing journey to immerse into a community that changed our […]

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GSE Yr 11 Philippine Immersion

Nov 2, 2016

“You should never feel guilty for living in a country like Australia. You should feel guilty for not being grateful and not willing to make a change for others.” The Principal of the Good Samaritan Kinder School, Sister Leonie, said this to us one day while we ate lunch at the school in Bacolod, on […]

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Good Samaritan Education Staff Retreat

Aug 30, 2016

 “I really only love God as much as I love the person I love least” Dorothy Day (1897-1980) For the last six months I have been consumed by the ubiquitous work/life juggle we all hear so much about, as a new teacher and mother of three young children, I manage to come up with heartfelt […]

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Year 11 Ministry Outreach

Aug 29, 2016

There is a large portion of our society which is fixated and obsessed with the lives of the people that the media would consider “famous” or brand as a “celebrity.” Some of the people who are given this name quite rightfully deserve it however, there are some people who receive such attention and merely wish […]

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GSE Assistant Principals/Deputy Principals Conference

Aug 3, 2016

In mid-June the Melbourne Good Samaritan Education Colleges hosted the Assistant Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference on the theme of Peace and Justice. The conference built on the foundations laid last year by our Glebe and Rosebank colleagues where the theme of Stability was particularly developed. Facilitators Bern Nicholls and Annelies Hoogland wove the threads […]

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Leading Teaching and Learning in a GSE School

Aug 3, 2016

“Girded with faith and the performance of good works, let us follow in his [Jesus] paths by the guidance of the Gospel”.   St Benedict    It is not an easy task to get Good Samaritan educators from all over Australia to come together and attempt to incorporate teaching and learning elements with the Benedictine flavour of […]

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Santa Teresa Year 10 Immersion

Jun 26, 2016

Like all Australian school children I have been educated on Indigenous Australian history, spirituality, welfare and perspectives throughout my ten and a half years at school – or at least I thought. I thought, with a decade’s worth of knowledge on Indigenous Australians, that I knew what to expect going into the Santa Teresa Immersion experience. I thought I knew enough about their […]

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