About Vic and Liz O'Callaghan

Liz (MEd, BA, DipTeach) has been an educator for over 30 years in primary, secondary and leadership. She is the immediate past principal of Mary Mackillop Primary, South Penrith where she developed the Mackillop Model of Restorative Practices. Vic (BEd, Grad Dip RE) is also an experienced educator of twenty years teaching both adults and children. He has worked with Real Justice Australia and the International Institute of Restorative Practices (USA).

Restorative Practices @ Home

By |2020-03-06T09:22:44+10:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

No one puts their feet on the floor each morning with the intention to cause harm to others... write Vic & Liz O’Callaghan. Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes they go wrong regularly. This can happen anywhere, but it can often happen at home, and it is hard to talk about it. What can we do?

Mass & Family Prayer: A deep Connection

By |2018-10-02T16:46:41+10:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Parenting, Rituals & Prayer, Sacrament Essentials|

While Catholic practice rightly emphasises the Mass as the centrepoint, without a broader context of frequent family prayer, Mass alone is insufficient. Vic O’Callaghan, grandfather, author and educator offers these reflections on his experiences. Vic’s Story At Mass this morning, my wife Liz and I sat behind a young family; Mum and Dad, a five