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Victorian Catholic schools face fee hikes

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Christine McGinn - AAP 

Victorian Catholic schools say they will have to cut programs or raise fees thanks to education funding changes in next week's federal budget. Catholic Education Melbourne executive director Stephen Elder said Tuesday's ‘Quality Schools’ announcement was ‘a direct attack on Catholic parish primary schools’.

The Victorian budget: An opportunity lost

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Denis Fitzgerald Executive Director, Catholic Social Services Victoria

Substantial initiatives over the past year by the Andrews’ Government have addressed entrenched disadvantage and vulnerability in the community, including in child and family services, family violence and social housing and homelessness. Some very helpful initiatives notwithstanding, this budget did not seize the opportunity to take further this focus on disadvantage and need.

Seymour, sing it loud; sing it clear.

Thursday 27 April 2017

Media and Communications Office

Our visit to Seymour parish this last week was rewarded with some magnificent music from the choir whose music-making each week underpins the liturgical celebrations at St Mary’s magnificently.  The St Mary’s Folk Choir has been singing up a storm since as far back as 1970.

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