Friends, I got teary reading this and I’m not sure why. https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/i-apologise-archbishop-anthony-fisher/ Perhaps partly because my heart is broken for all the victims of Church abuse. Perhaps partly because there’s a sense of betrayal that I feel towards those who were meant to be our beacons of light and instead brought darkness by covering up… Read More The apology I needed to hear
Hello friends, it’s been a while! While I love doing these posts, I really feel that God has been calling me to other things the last couple of months, not least spending my break from university studies focusing on my family and giving them some much-needed attention. Also, I have been reading. Like, actual books! … Read More Step-by-step: Using imaginative prayer in the classroom
Friends, I once had a Grade 5 class with a particularly…. spirited group of boys. These boys were energetic, boisterous and, fairly frequently, hotheaded, particularly when it came to their lunchtime passion of soccer. Sounds familiar, right? If you haven’t taught a class like this, then I’m pretty sure you’ve known a class like this. They… Read More Two minutes to glory
Friends, in the Catholic Church, the month of May is traditionally set aside as a special time to honour Mary, the mother of Jesus and the Church. The fact that Mothers’ Day falls in May is a happy coincidence which makes it even easier to speak to our students about honouring and showing love for… Read More 3 special ways to make May about Mary
Hello friends! My two-year-old son is still in the habit of greeting me with a ‘Happy Easter Mummy!’ every morning, more than likely because we reinforced this by rewarding his cuteness with chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday. But while the chocolate egg bender may well be over, my son is quite right in continuing to spread… Read More Celebrating Easter in your classroom – it’s not over yet!
Divine Mercy Sunday Hello friends! The English teacher inside of me in still buzzing about the alliteration in my post title! I’ve decided to do a quick post on the first Friday of each month to quickly introduce you to something you may not be overly familiar with in the life or teachings of the Church.… Read More Five fast facts for first Friday!
Friends, as teachers in Catholic schools, I think it is important that our classrooms are a reflection of the Catholic identity of the school. Catholic school classrooms should be identifiable not just as learning spaces, but as sacred spaces. We do this in various ways through both physical signs such as prayer tables and through… Read More Three sacramentals to have in your classroom