Educating Children

  1. Talking up our Catholic schools

    As any parent knows, Catholic schools face a daunting task today. Their primary role is to assist parents in the faith formation of young people – a role that cannot […]

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  2. Parental engagement the key to success

    One of the ‘buzz’ terms doing the rounds at the moment is parental engagement. I have Ministers of Education, leaders of education departments and school stakeholders saying this to me […]

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  3. Where to after school?

    At this time of year parents of children in their last year of secondary school begin to think about what happens when school is over: work, further study at TAFE […]

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  4. Teaching our kids to be grateful

    A challenge I face with my children is how to have them be aware of the many blessings and benefits they enjoy – and to be grateful for them. We […]

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  5. A recipe for fathering?

    One of the great parables of Luke’s Gospel is the Prodigal Son – the story of a child who wishes his father dead to get his inheritance, squanders the money, […]

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