Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Staff Discuss Influence of Catholicism in Today's Teaching

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Staff Discuss Influence of Catholicism in Today's Teaching

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EACH year during Catholic Education Week, staff from across the Diocese of Toowoomba come together for Bishop's in-service days.

This year, these days were held in Cunnamulla, Roma and Toowoomba.

With the theme of this year's Catholic Education Week being 'sharing the journey', the executive director: Catholic schools, Dr Pat Coughlan and key note speaker David Hutton OAM spoke about the past, present and future for Catholic educators.

"As educators in Catholic schools we are privileged to work in such an important ministry that aligns our beliefs and values with our work, it is more a vocation, a calling," Mr Hutton said.

"We need to stay focussed on our mission.

"To invite our young people to a life of faith and engagement with the Church in an increasingly secular society, deliver quality teaching and learning and keep our holistic approach to education, that is, we are working to enable students to have a good life and contribute well to our community."

Dr Coughlan reinforced this message saying, "education is the most powerful strategy in enabling a better and more just world."

He invited all school staff to engage with students in all aspects of learning and celebrate success. …

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