Staff Immersion to the Philippines

Sep 11, 2017

During the sixteen years I have taught at St Patrick’s, a number of opportunities for the Staff Immersion have come up and I have always thought about applying to go. However; small babies, sick parents, work commitments and life have always prevented me from being able to take part. So when a chance to go […]

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Standing in solidarity with our “neighbour” – Reflections on the Year 10 Santa Teresa Immersion

Aug 18, 2017

In the July school holiday’s students and teachers from six Good Samaritan schools travelled to the remote Aboriginal community of Santa Teresa. Following on from the article of August 4th outlining the extraordinary experiences of the staff and students we would like to share with you some of the reflections and lessons we have learnt from this humbling […]

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Year 10 Indigenous Immersion – Santa Teresa

Aug 4, 2017

During the winter holidays, students and teachers from three Good Samaritan schools travelled to the closed rural Aboriginal community of Santa Teresa, 80km south-east of Alice Springs. Through this immersion trip, we were given the chance to engage with the locals, learn from Sister Liz’s rich experience and volunteer in the community. We had the […]

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GSE Presents Amy-Jill Levine

Apr 10, 2017

Good Samaritan Education is delighted to announce a day with Amy-Jill Levine on Monday 19 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. […]

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Mission Leaders Conference 2017

Mar 27, 2017

The annual Good Samaritan Education Mission Leaders Conference was held at Mount Saint Benedict Centre at Pennant Hills on the 2nd and 3rd March. This conference brings Mission leaders from all ten Good Samaritan Colleges in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria together to meet, re-connect and discuss current issues relating to our leadership. The […]

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New Appointment to Director Mission Integration

Feb 13, 2017

Ms Patricia O’Gorman has commenced in her new role as the Director Mission Integration for GSE following her appointment announced in September last year. Pat has worked in Catholic education in the Wollongong Diocese for 36 years leaving her latest role as Senior Professional Officer, Leadership and Professional Growth in the Catholic Education Office, Diocese […]

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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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