How could we enliven thriving Catholic communities?

19 days ago
CLOSED: Thank you to all who participated in setting our priorities. This discussion has concluded. We look forward to sharing the outcomes with you shortly.
  • Samuel Soo 22 days ago
    By giving students, staff, parents and the greater community a greater sense of secureness by giving more opportunities to learn and grow together and showing that what we all do can make changes in our world.Keep all of our communities interconnected, developing bonds and relationships across the diocese, greater city regions, through the State, the Country and the world with Primary, Secondary and Tertiary eduction services. Teachers try innovative approaches, giving students the opportunity for more self-directed learning projects.
  • Chris.Morris 22 days ago
    A Prep-Adult Catholic Community centred around Catholic Social Teaching (Dignity of the Human Person) can be achieved through the close connection (both philosophically and geographically) between the various communities (parish, prep schools, K-6 schools , 7-12 schools and aged care facilities). Having lived through the experience of parents in Aged Care, I was heartened to see Old people's home for 4 year olds (https://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/old-peoples-home-for-4-year-olds/) as an action research study for the future of age care. I would love to see a thriving Catholic community that would embrace this notion.
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 24 days ago
    Feedback from consultation with the System Stewardship Team - Partner with other schools overseas to bring countries together ie video/skype/emailing
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 24 days ago
    Feedback from consultation with the System Stewardship Team - Cradle (early learning) to grave (aged care communities) have activities together/integration
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 24 days ago
    Feedback from consultation with the System Stewardship Team - Open schools up to the community
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 25 days ago
    Feedback from consultation with Southern Region Principals - Form our own networks - not bound by cluster
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 25 days ago
    Feedback from consultation with the Southern Region Principals - We are a community of learners
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 25 days ago
    Feedback from consultation with the Southern Region Principals - We are community: people like to belong. It is important that the child is known, the family is valued and that we (community) are able to support their life journey
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 25 days ago
    Feedback from consultation with the Southern Region Principals - Sense of collaboration where we all own the results and work together to improve them
  • heath.mcpherson! 26 days ago
    by understanding the greater need of the local community and identifying what our schools and system can do to meet this.
  • Antonella.Mazzucco about 1 month ago
    Partnerships with parish and parents is the key.Strong school communities have excellent links with their parish - good relationships is not enough anymore- we need to work real hard at this - then we have a thriving community.Our school communities need to see that our schools live the mission of Jesus in our schools and are proud to proclaim it like our parishes are.Our point of difference is our faith and Jesus at the core -it's when we lose sight of this we lose our thriving communities.
  • anthony.ndaira about 1 month ago
    Emphasis on grassroots evangelisation opportunities.
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew about 2 months ago
    Feedback from consultation with Southern Region Team - Tapping into community (local/national/beyond (global citizenship)) for what there is to offer eg: languages/diversity
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew about 2 months ago
    Feedback from consultation with Southern Region Team - Schools are an integral part of the community offering community-based services
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew about 2 months ago
    Feedback from consultation with Eastern Region Principals - Flexibility of schools - hours/resources/use
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew about 2 months ago
    Feedback from consultation with Inner Western Region Team - Stewardship - personal responsibility within local community/national/global (self, others, place)
  • Admin Commented Jodie Bartholomew 2 months ago
    Feedback from consultation with Human Resources Team - Encourage students to be more involved within the community to develop empathy and social awareness
  • Ray.Wooby 3 months ago
    Targeting parents, invite parents and they will bring their children
  • Fr Paul Smithers 3 months ago
    Listen, prayer, conversation
  • Ann.Freeman 3 months ago
    By actively being inclusive and welcoming to all in our various communities - Parish, school, local communities.Spreading Good News and looking and acting like it is Good News with a positive mindset. "Misery loves company, but both positivity and negativity are contagious."
  • anthony.weir 3 months ago
    Celebrate, affirm and speak "up" about the many great moments of grace that already exist in communities and consider how we add value to communities where positive things are happening.
  • Maria-Stella.Glover 3 months ago
    To support each other both in hardship and achievements. The importance of inclusiveness and bring together Catholic communities in a positive and friendly environment.To have casual events whereby we are focusing on our belief abut at the same time making everyone feel welcomed and included.