End of 2023 Term1 Formal Dinner
Friday, 12 May 6:00- 9:00 pm
Join us for our annual service project abroad to a developing country. Our destination this year is the historic province of Aurora, Philippines, in the main island of Luzon.
Implementing the project of Reledev Australia (https://reledev.org.au), Creston College has run over 20 projects in many rural villages and urban sites in the Philippines.
Location: San Luis, Aurora
Conditions: Rural and urbanised poverty
Aurora is a province in the Philippines located in the eastern part of Central Luzon Region, facing the Philippine Sea. Its capital is Baler. Aurora is fast becoming known for its natural wonders, beautiful beaches, and surf-worthy waves, as well as its place in Philippine history and world cinema.
While there has been a vast improvement in poverty incidence in the last decade. Aurora still has the highest share in terms of annual per capita poverty threshold in Central Luzon at 16% which is more than twice high compared to the Regional poverty incidence of 6.9% in 2018. The most common cause of morbidity are still preventable diseases such as upper respiratory infection, malnutrition, skin problems, pneumonia, hypertension and diarrhea.
Health and Hygiene Education
Classes for 4 days:
Workshops for mothers on what their children learnt
Beach clean up
26 August – 05 September 2023 – to and from Sydney.
$1250 Includes flights, full R&B and all transport. PLUS $250 fundraising target for project materials.
DONATIONS FOR THE PROJECT materials are Tax-deductible:
This project is being conducted in partnership with Reledev Australia, an Australian Public Benevolent Institution or PBI. All payments for the project which are collected by Reledev may* be eligible for a tax-deductible receipt. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make your payment/donation to:
BSB: 032-056 Account number: 263367
Reference: Project Participant Name
*Please note: we cannot issue a tax-deductible receipt if the payment is for your own participation in the project.
Cost: $100 (bed Thurs & Fri; food Fri & Sat) – Pay through your GROUP LEADER
Cost: $100 (bed Thurs & Fri; food Fri & Sat)
For the past two years, we have lived through a great wave of change forced by the global pandemic. Looking back, at times we have felt alone, vulnerable, desperate, and disoriented.
We have been hit by humanitarian, economic, social, ecological and political crises and, despite everything, we have begun to awaken what really counts.
Pope Francis reminds us that we are all, “In the same boat, all fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and necessary, all called to row together, all in need of mutual comfort.”
Faced with these difficulties, we are learning to rebuild on the basis of solidarity and hope. Our world asks us to move forward together in a new and truly human direction. This means stopping thinking and joining forces to seek sustainable and creative solutions that promote a culture of encounter.
UNIV22 will focus on how to rebuild together on the basis of solidarity and universal brotherhood.
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Sara is the Founder, owner and Nominated Architect for Pearson Architecture, a Sydney based practice with a focus on the design of new dwellings, alterations and additions to existing buildings, and bespoke retail and commercial interior design.
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Anna Walsh is a lawyer specializing in Medical Law and Bioethics. An Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law, she spent 10 years as a Principal in the Medical Law department of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, where she acted for plaintiffs in a number of novel medical negligence cases as well as high profile inquests in the Coroner’s Court. She has published widely in Medical Law, is a regular speaker at conferences, and is an author for Lexis Nexis’ Practical Legal Guidance series. In 2011, she was named the Lawyer of the Year in Private Practice by the NSW Women Lawyers’ Association, and in 2018 was the winner of the 3MT competition at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Anna is a PhD Candidate at the University of Notre Dame, completing a qualitative study on doctors and freedom of conscience. She teaches full time in the School of Law at University of Notre Dame in the subjects Advanced Torts, Mental Health Law, Remedies, Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing, and tutors in Bioethics in the School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Law in Civil Litigation and Ethics, and practices as a private Legal Consultant. She has Honors degrees in Law and Nursing, a Master of Laws (res) from University of Sydney and a Master of Bioethics from Harvard Medical School.
(from The University of Notre Dame Sydney website)
Katrina has taught and mentored high school girls and their parents for over 20 years in Australia and abroad. She recently completed a Diploma of Positive Psychology in Melbourne. As a trained teacher and mentor she has extensive experience in working directly with adolescent girls in schools, as well as working closely with their parents. She is passionate about supporting parents in one of their most challenging and important roles – guiding their daughters through their adolescent years.
Her current project is REAL (Real Excellence & Attitude for Life) The Science of Character Program. It is a character and virtues program she is creating and implementing at Tangara. This program is for girls in years 7-10. She is incorporating the science of character and strengths research, positive psychology interventions and the research in neuroscience and brain plasticity into the REAL program. She hopes to promote a more engaging and compelling case for young people to live a life of virtue, grow in character and ultimately live happier and healthier lives.