King's Birthday Honour for Sister Janet

Sister Janet Woods received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to secondary education and to the Catholic Church in Australia.

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A Sister of Mercy since 1960, Sr Janet taught maths and science at both Holy Cross College, Woollahra and St Patrick’s Primary, Blacktown and Parramatta before serving as deputy principal then principal of Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta over a 17-year period (1978-1989). 

Sr Janet's work as a coordinator and teacher at Mamre House and St Michael's Family Centre, and her contributions as a teacher of English to Sudanese refugees from 2007 – 2020, some of whom are pictured with her (above), was also recognised.

Congratulations Sr Janet!

  • Read the testimonial by Bhumika Srihari and Jane Worthington in Catholic Outlook here

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