Around the Schools

Growing in love for 125 years

Students at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Ulverstone enjoy a modern, attractive and functional school which offers a contemporary curriculum, but as part of their celebrations to mark 125 years, they remembered the olden days with some activities from school years past. The students formed groups that rotated around various activities throughout the morning.  They tried their hand at games such as marbles, tic-tac-toe, quoits, skipping, writing with nib pens, bobs and statues, woollen doll making, and 'What's the time, Mr Wolf?'.  Many of the students dressed in clothes from an earlier era and several of the staff got into the spirit as well.  The free and happy atmosphere may have been somewhat removed from the strict discipline of the early Sisters, but the spirit of those Sisters in educating students to be their best and, as the school motto says, to 'grow in love' lives on. 

The Parish community, the Sisters of St Joseph, families, past students and teachers all marked the special occasion with a cocktail party held at the school on the Saturday night.   Archbishop Porteous was the chief celebrant at Mass on Sunday which was followed by a barbecue.

Growing in love 1 Growing in love 2 Growing in love 3


Blessings and Openings

On 25 August 2014, Salesian Provincial Fr Greg Chambers officially blessed and opened the re-furbished Savio Wing at Dominic College Glenorchy. Local politicians were among the invited guests who were shown around the exciting new space that Principal Beth Gilligan described as ‘uplifting’.  The wing is named after a patron of the College, Saint Dominic Savio, who died at only 15 years of age while studying for the priesthood. He was happy, cheerful and dedicated to his daily duties while maintaining a close friendship with Jesus and Mary. He is a role model in behaviour and attitude for today’s students. The ceremony consisted of readings, talks and prayers. Then while Fr Greg sprinkled the building’s interior with holy water, the Dominic choir entertained the student body. 

St Therese’s Catholic School in Moonah hosted several special guests at the official blessing and opening of their new buildings on 9 September 2014. His Grace, Archbishop Julian Porteous led the blessing with Fathers Stephen Hackett and Joshua Gopini. Other guests were Senator David Bushby, Mr Andrew Wilkie, Dr Trish Hindmarsh, Mr Seán Gill, TCEO staff, and Principals from neighbouring schools. As the school takes pride in its student-centred approach, all decisions were made with these key stakeholders firmly in mind and the resultant variety of spaces invites movement and exploration. 

 Dominic College St Therese's Catholic School

 Dominic College                                      St Therese's Catholic School


Recognition for Guilford Young College

Guilford Young College Hobart and Glenorchy has been recognised with a Certificate of Commendation for their VET in Schools program in the category of Small Training Provider of the Year at the recent Tasmanian Training Awards. This is a matter of great pride not only for the College but for Catholic Education in Tasmania. Congratulations to Mrs Bobby Court and the VET training staff and students at the College.

Recognition for GYC

Sisters of Charity

The Sisters of Charity have been celebrating the huge milestone of 175 years of service throughout Australia this year. They have travelled to various locations to mark dates when the order arrived there.  When over forty of the sisters came to celebrate the Tasmanian connection, they presented plaques at significant Tasmanian sites. Among several celebratory events, assemblies were held at St Aloysius Catholic College Kingston and Huntingfield, Mount Carmel College Sandy Bay and St Brigid’s Catholic School New Norfolk. 

Sisters of Charity

St Brigid's Catholic School