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Parish lodges DAs with Council as part of CCA Masterplan for future of aged care in the Hastings

Parish lodges DAs with Council as part of CCA Masterplan for future of aged care in the Hastings St Agnes’ Parish has lodged Development Applications (DAs) with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to refurbish Emmaus on Colonel Barney Drive and to develop the vacant land next to it as a village style community for those living with dementia and [...]

2020-02-18T14:22:26+10:00February 18th, 2020|

Sandra says all you need to be a volunteer is an open heart

Sandra says all you need to be a volunteer is an open heart Parish volunteers come from all walks of life and work in many different roles; some faith-based and some not. One such volunteer is Sandra Hartas. When Sandra found she had a bit more time on her hands through retirement, she used the opportunity to [...]

2020-02-17T11:14:02+10:00February 17th, 2020|

Relics of popular Saint Thérèse of Lisieux to visit Port Macquarie this Wednesday

Relics of popular Saint Thérèse of Lisieux to visit Port Macquarie this Wednesday The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux (The Little Flower of Jesus), one of the most popular saints of modern times, and her parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, will visit St Agnes’ Catholic Church in Hay Street Port Macquarie for a short time [...]

2020-02-17T10:50:02+10:00February 17th, 2020|

CCA helping the community live their best life

CCA helping the community live their best life Village Residents, community partners, families, staff and members of the broader community came together to attend the free Wellbeing Forums run by Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) on Wednesday and Thursday 29-30 January 2020. Client Relationship Manager, Tracy Wood said the forums were an opportunity for the community [...]

2020-02-10T10:58:39+10:00February 10th, 2020|

Indian Community Cultural Celebration

Indian Community Cultural Celebration The St Agnes’ Parish Indian Community recently hosted a wonderful evening of song, dance and mouthwatering dishes at the Youth Hub. Mums and kids of all ages impressed a captive audience with lively performances which showcased a wealth of talent and skill. The dads took charge of the kitchen and served up a [...]

2020-02-06T12:39:56+10:00February 6th, 2020|

Kids invited to make a splash at Dolphin Playgroup

Kids invited to make a splash at Dolphin Playgroup “Kids can play and make friends, families can support each other - all within an established, fun, learning environment.” That is the objective of the St Agnes’ Parish Dolphin Playgroup says Playgroup Facilitator Angela Phillips. “We have launched the Dolphin Playgroup after receiving feedback from parents about the [...]

2020-02-03T14:18:35+10:00February 3rd, 2020|

Joey’s House supporting our Koalas

Joey's House supporting our Koalas In recent months our local community has been affected by bush fires which has taken a devastating toll on our koala population. Joey’s Early Education Centre found this as an opportunity to broaden community connections and invited the Koala Hospital to come and visit the centre. The Koala hospital showed the children [...]

2020-02-03T08:40:48+10:00February 3rd, 2020|

Transitioning from primary to secondary schools is easy for St Agnes’ Parish students

Transitioning from primary to secondary schools is easy for St Agnes’ Parish students As St Peter’s Kindergarten students are taking the big leap into Year 1, Year 12 students Darcy Pares and Maia Marino reflect on their own primary school years, as they begin their last year of high school at MacKillop College in Port Macquarie. “A [...]

2020-01-31T07:58:52+10:00January 31st, 2020|

Embracing the digital future at St Peter’s Primary School

Embracing the digital future at St Peter's Primary School With technology giant Google used in classrooms across the state, St Peter’s Primary School teachers Michelle Lawler and Natalie Stewart have increased their technology skills as Level 1 Google Certified Educators (GCE). In a program designed and managed by Google, educators undergo intensive training combining classroom experience, training [...]

2020-01-30T14:07:17+10:00January 30th, 2020|

Teachers’ begin year with Mass

Teachers' begin year with Mass At the beginning year Mass for staff in our parish schools and childcare centers held on Tuesday 28 January Fr Paul welcomed everyone, expressing the hope that they had a good break and were ready for the year ahead. He shared information about changes to the governance structure for Catholic Education in [...]

2020-01-30T07:52:08+10:00January 30th, 2020|