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Director of Catholic Education visits 18 schools

The Director of Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes, Peggy Saab was presented with a bottle of Splashe by Heidi Rice. Photo contributed

The Director of Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes, Peggy Saab, recently completed a visit to all eighteen primary schools across the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese.

This diocese covers more than 50 percent of New South Wales and provides essential educational services to 1700 students and their families in rural and remote regions.

During her visits, Mrs Saab covered thousands of kilometres to visit schools as far as Bourke in the West, Brewarrina in the North, Parkes in the East and Broken Hill and Deniliquin in the South.

At each school, she met with students and gained insights into their experiences.

A recurring theme amongst students was the strong sense of community and belonging that their schools provide.

Living in small communities, the students highlighted the ease of moving around their town, their active participation in local sports and events, and the comforting feeling of being known within their communities.

Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes continues to put its students at the centre of every decision that is made and recognises the importance of a holistic approach to support students’ wellbeing and academic growth.

By encouraging a sense of belonging and fostering positive relationships, the diocese aims to create an environment where students can reach their full potential.[…]

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