Induction Day

Jun 26, 2016

“Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:36-37) “Go and do likewise”. Jesus’ bold instruction to the questioning lawyer in the Parable of the […]

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Jun 16, 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will conduct a public hearing in Sydney from Monday 11 July 2016. Click the link to view a public statement from Sr Clare Condon.      

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Leading Care and Wellbeing in a GSE School

Jun 14, 2016

Reflection by Marlo VanderZalm Over the course of my teaching career, I have had the opportunity to attend numerous professional learning days on such topics as leadership, wellbeing and pastoral care. The concepts and learning have been quite general so they can be applied to any teacher in any school. During the day at the […]

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Good Samaritan Benedictine Pilgrimage 2016

May 10, 2016

In April I was privileged to be one of a group of twenty-three people who gathered in Rome to commence the Good Samaritan Benedictine Pilgrimage. The group included leaders and Board representatives from the ten Good Samaritan Colleges across Australia. Sr Meg Kahler and Monica Dutton, of the Good Samaritan Education Mission Team, were appreciated […]

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GSE Mission Leaders Conference

Mar 15, 2016

The Mount St Benedict Centre at Pennant Hills was the gathering place for the annual conference of Mission Leaders at our Good Samaritan schools which took place on March 3rd and 4th. A group of about 25 were in attendance who, notwithstanding different titles and role descriptions, carried the responsibility for developing the Mission and […]

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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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