February 2015

Aurora Magazine

Featured articles from the February Aurora

Taking a risk with play:  building resilience in children

Taking a risk with play: building resilience in children

Article by Paul Tranter

As a new school year begins, Associate Professor Paul Tranter counters some prevailing wisdom around risk aversion. Parents and school principals take note!

The Church and The Herald

The Church and The Herald

Article by Bishop Bill Wright

Relatively early in my time here, I met with the editor of the Newcastle Herald and journalist Joanne McCarthy. They were at pains to let me know that, despite what I might have heard, they are not anti-church but pro- the victims of child sexual abuse.

Music teaching spans Hunter and Manning

Music teaching spans Hunter and Manning

Article by Melissa Wattus

Melissa Wattus of St Francis Xavier’s College reports on an exciting initiative making advanced music studies accessible to secondary students across the diocese.

Putting Compassion Into Action

Putting Compassion Into Action

Article by Kate Bennett

“Without food, the rest of life is impossible to contemplate. How can you plan for the future or educate your children when you fear you will be hungry?”

TWO BY TWO: It's all about ‘we time'

TWO BY TWO: It's all about ‘we time'

Article by Tracey Edstein

Couples that have been happily married for many years are often described as ‘finishing each other’s sentences’. Ron and Mavis Pirola, both 78, don’t do this. They probably could, but they are careful to preserve the space belonging to the other, while happily admitting they remain very much in love after 55 years of marriage.

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