Families Week - Making Moments Matter

National Families Week, held from 15 to 21 May, aims to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society.
This year, CatholicCare invites all schools in the Diocese of Wollongong to celebrate Family Week.

Making Moments Matter, was developed by CatholicCare in collaboration with five student interns from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney Australia. Making Moments Matter is designed to provide parents and teachers with ideas, activities, and resources that encourage family connectedness in the home and school community.

Making Moments Matter is divided into three categories:

Prayer Resources
Teachers' Guide
Parent Hub

These categories provide easy access to customised prayer resources from school assemblies to meal times, activities for the classroom and the home, and creative ideas and reading for all. Making Moments Matter is designed to allow teachers and parents to pick and choose exactly what suits them. Making Moments Matter will continue to be available after Families Week, and parents and teachers are encouraged to keep interacting with the resources.

CatholicCare provides services to the whole community, supporting people to build positive relationships and connected lives. CatholicCare facilitates programs for families that both teachers and parents can access and participate in. To get involved, click on the categories listed above.

Letter from Michael Austin, Director, CatholicCare

Letter from Peter Turner, Director of Schools, Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Wollongong

After the week is over, please go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/FW17 to give us feedback. Every school that gives feedback will go in the draw to win school supplies worth $250.


Making Moments Matter was designed collaboratively by an interdisciplinary group of student interns from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney Australia.

  • Tayla Katen - Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Arts Major Theatre Studies
  • Francisco Lacoumette - Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Politics
  • Sarah-Jane Steer - Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Social Justice
  • Karina Ieroianni - Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Arts Major History
  • Sarah Russell - Bachelor of Arts Major Social Justice
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