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Filed in Latest News by on August 26, 2013

Forty Loreto Normanhurst students from Year 10 and 11 attended the Ethics Matters conference organised by Wombat Education.  They were accompanied by Ms Ann-Maree Zelmanowski and Ms Mary Nosworthy. This conference was held at St Mary’s Cathedral College and conducted by Dr Peter Vardy (UK educationalist and author). Peter Vardy aims to build skills in critical thinking […]

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Louder than words

Filed in Latest News by on August 26, 2013
Louder than words

Following our May 2013 Ethics Matters conference and associated publicity in the WA media Canon Pengelly, the Director Service, Learning & Leadership at CCGS Perth, wrote…  “Peter… has been coming to Australia for many years and has been instrumental in improving the standard of Religious Education in particular. As you may have seen in The West […]

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Theologian urges more school ethics

Filed in Latest News by on August 26, 2013
Theologian urges more school ethics

Australian schools should place more emphasis on teaching religious values and education so students can be exposed to fundamental questions about the meaning of life, visiting British author and theologian Peter Vardy says. Dr Vardy, who was in Perth this week to talk to Year 11 and 12 students at an ethics conference hosted by […]

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Filed in Latest News by on August 26, 2013

During Term 2, three Studies of Religion students from Guilford Young College in Hobart (Madison Radford, Kate Johnson and Eleanor Lyall) attended a conference led by British ethicist, Dr Peter Vardy. Dr Vardy presented the history of ethics, starting from Plato and Aristotle and ending with the views of current Australian ethicist Peter Singer, Professor […]

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Silence and self-reflection in a world saturated with social media

Filed in Latest News by on August 26, 2013
Silence and self-reflection in a world saturated with social media

I recently asked a teenage girl if she ever took time to sit still and reflect on her life. “Not really,” she smiled nervously, “I think I would find that threatening.” Other digital natives (young people who’ve grown up with the internet) I’ve spoken to similarly agree that in empty moments, they tended to reach […]

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