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St Augustine’s favourite lollipop lady retires

Lollipop lady retiring

FOR 20 years Faye Moulder battled all weather conditions to ensure the safety of students and parents as they crossed busy Galleon Way going to and from St Augustine’s School, Currumbin Waters. But the dedicated crossing guard has decided it was time to hang up her stop sign and take up retirement. To celebrate her milestone, Ms Moulder was given ... Read More »

Rugby league ‘choir’ helps launch new Marymount College hymn

new college hymn

A ROUSING rendition of Marymount College’s new hymn Deus, Meus et Omnia (God is my all) raised the roof at its annual Mary Help of Christians feast day Mass. The college’s open rugby league team led the way when they joined the choir to lead the school in singing what will become a new tradition. Rugby coach and mentor Jason ... Read More »

Toowoomba school reaches out in support of police after officer was killed on duty

Support for police

ST Saviour’s Primary School reached out in support of colleagues of slain Toowoomba police officer Senior Constable Brett Forte. School principal Donna Muir, administration assistant Julie Robinson and school captains delivered two car loads of home-baked goods to Toowoomba Police Station recently to provide moral support after Snr Const Forte had been killed in the line of duty. Snr Const ... Read More »

Not your mainstream principal

Erica Prosser

WHEN she quit high school at 15, got married at 17 and became a mother at 18, Erica Prosser never envisaged she would one day be an award-winning principal. The Holy Spirit College principal was the only Queensland teacher to win an Australian Scholarships Group National Excellence in Teaching Award earlier this year. She received a Leadership and Development Award ... Read More »

Brigidine girls ‘can do science’

Brigidine girls science

THERE is no question that girls at Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, love science. More than 95 girls from Years 7 to 12 have put their hands up to become members of Brigidine’s Science Squad. “The girls meet regularly to plan how to promote science around the college,” science curriculum leader Debra Guthrie said. “They run lunchtime science events, assist at Open ... Read More »

Former Capuchin friar sent to jail for indecent assault of child

A FORMER Capuchin friar who sexually abused a young girl attending a Brisbane Catholic school on four separate occasions in 1974 has been jailed for four months. Anthony Colbourne, a former parish priest at the Guardian Angels Church, Wynnum, pleaded guilty on May 23 to indecently assaulting his eight-year-old victim in the presbytery and his office, on four separate occasions. ... Read More »

St Ursula’s College community bid a fond farewell for parish priest Fr Peter Tonti

Farewelling Fr Peter Tonti

CAPRICORN Coast parish priest Fr Peter Tonti was farewelled by the staff and students at St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, in May. Fr Tonti was presented with gifts by College Captains Rubyanna Cozzi, Natalie Cook, and Courtney Fisher, at a school assembly in the Ballygriffin Cultural Centre. An audio-visual presentation featured memories of the many Masses and special occasions Fr Tonti ... Read More »

Students at Casino Catholic school behind ‘mysterious’ rocket launch

Students launch rocket

ST Mary’s College, Casino, has revealed that the mysterious rocket identified in a recent local newspaper report was fired by its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) tudents. The students have been building and launching rockets in preparation for the 2017 Australian Rocketry Challenge. Project teacher in charge Matt Rolfe said St Mary’s was entering the Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge ... Read More »

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