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Feedback From Our Survey of Volunteers

Feedback From Our Survey of Volunteers As part of our Volunteer Renewal event held in May 2023, a short survey was conducted of volunteers and parishioners to gain feedback about their volunteering experiences and to help improve our service to them. As a snapshot of our demographic, we currently have 243 people who volunteer, 71% female and 29% male. [...]

2023-10-04T15:20:20+10:00October 4th, 2023|

Connection to Culture – A Story from Vanuatu

Connection to Culture – A Story from Vanuatu The Parish’s Ni-Vanuatu PALM workers are continuing their formal training at the John Henry Institute (JHI) and recently unpacked the concept of cultural safety, inclusion and belonging as part of their learning in CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people, a core unit in Certificate III in Individual Support.Under the guidance of JHI [...]

2023-09-28T11:07:38+10:00September 28th, 2023|

Long Service Of Staff Celebrated At Mass On 12 September

Long Service Of Staff Celebrated At Mass On 12 September Parish gives thanks for the many blessings received through their service The long service of 63 employees was acknowledged last Tuesday (12 September 2023) evening with the celebration of Mass, the presentation of Service Awards and certificates and supper in the Parish Hall after Mass. The lengths of service [...]

2023-09-21T11:28:16+10:00September 21st, 2023|

Workshops about welcome well attended

Workshops about welcome well attended Forty people gathered across two sessions last week, one on Monday evening (11 September) and the other on Tuesday morning (12 September) to focus on ’The gift of Welcome’ in our Parish. In introducing the topic, facilitators Richard McMahon and Lisa Bright from Synodal Consulting asked participants to consider how Jesus, in connecting and [...]

2023-09-20T11:47:23+10:00September 20th, 2023|

Collaborative ‘sandpit’ project a win-win for students at Newman and JHI

Collaborative ‘sandpit’ project a win-win for students at Newman and JHI Newman Senior Technical College (NSTC) and John Henry Institute (JHI) recently collaborated to construct a sandpit to be used in plumbing training. The sandpit, built at NSTC, is an effective teaching tool designed to teach students skills in drainage, pipe layout and irrigation practices. The NSTC Construction [...]

2023-09-07T08:48:56+10:00September 7th, 2023|

MacKillop Dance students in win State Award and get a callback in Wakakirri Festival

MacKillop Dance students in win State Award and get a callback in Wakakirri Festival After travelling to Sydney to perform at the National Institute of Dance, a group of Year 7, 8 and 9 dance students from MacKillop College has won a State Award in the national Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival for primary and Secondary schools. The students were also [...]

2023-09-06T09:04:03+10:00September 5th, 2023|

More outstanding results for SAPSS Drumline

More outstanding results for SAPSS Drumline St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Secondary Schools (SAPSS) Drumline travelled to Villanova College in Brisbane to complete in the Queensland Catholic Music Festival on 17-20 August. Throughout their travels, they visited St John Paul College in Coffs Harbour, Mount St Patrick’s in Murwillumbah and Ormiston State Public School for performances. They concluded the [...]

2023-08-29T08:50:44+10:00August 29th, 2023|

Newman students excel at National WorldSkills VETiS Championships

Newman students excel at National WorldSkills VETiS Championships A team of 19 Newman Senior Technical College students participated at the 2023 WorldSkills Australia National VETiS Championships in Melbourne last weekend. All students represented the College with pride and acquitted themselves well. The College and students won medals in the following divisions: Health Assistance - Lillie Jepp - GOLD [...]

2023-08-23T16:06:35+10:00August 23rd, 2023|

Parish Community Housing service gets tick of approval

Parish Community Housing service gets tick of approval Another St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle service has received positive results for an accreditation audit with our Community Housing service achieving a successful compliance determination for re-accreditation to May 2025. Congratulations to Sue Blain, Manager of Community Housing and the team that supported her across the Parish to make this [...]

2023-08-23T16:01:12+10:00August 23rd, 2023|

St Joseph’s Family Services: 50 years of early education worthy of celebration

St Joseph’s Family Services: 50 years of early education worthy of celebration Current and past staff and students of St Joseph’s Family Services gathered at Joey’s House in Warlters Street Port Macquarie on Saturday morning (5 August) for an open day to celebrate 50 wonderful years of providing early education for children and families in the community.Established in 1973, [...]

2023-08-16T16:26:06+10:00August 16th, 2023|
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