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Emmaus College students at creative best for technology challenge

Emmaus College

EMMAUS College students have refined their skills at the recent RACQ Maryborough Technology Challenge. The teams showcased their human powered vehicles over the two-day event.  The challenge aims to showcase various technology subjects taught at schools including robotics, human powered vehicles, Co2 dragsters, solar boats and more.  The Senior Emmaus College team, the Rockwheelers, placed twenty-seventh, completing 585km and won ... Read More »

San Sisto scientists excel during National Science Week

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STUDENTS from San Sisto College, Carina, were among more than one million people who participated in science events across the nation during National Science Week. San Sisto’s science academic leader Stuart Gillett said during the week students were presented with many opportunities, in and out of the laboratory, to discover and excel in science.  “(At San Sisto) we help students ... Read More »

Port Macquarie’s Emmaus chapel renamed after new saint

Emmaus Chapel

RESIDENTS from Catholic Care of the Aged, a service of St Agnes’ Parish in Port Macquarie and the wider parish, gathered together for a saintly ceremony on October 4. The Mass was held on the occasion of re-naming the former Mother Teresa Chapel at Emmaus to the St Teresa of Kolkata Chapel, in honour of the recently canonised saint. In ... Read More »

STEM Camp ‘an amazing opportunity’ for students

Bethany Conroy

BETHANY Conroy is getting a head start on her future career after attending a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics camp at Queensland University of Technology for high achieving Year 11 students. The St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill, student spent an exciting week in the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp, where she took part in various talks by industry experts and QUT ... Read More »

Meet the Petrie couple helping to feed and educate a village in Africa

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WHEN Sue Fyfe compiled a scrapbook to mark the arrival of her latest grandchild, she was acutely aware that many of the photographs she was including pointed to the potential for a bright future for little Lincoln. He was surrounded by loving parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles; able to access the best in modern health care; with the necessary resources available ... Read More »

Dementia patients are travelling the globe with virtual reality goggles

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TRIALS of 3D virtual reality goggles in Australian Catholic aged-care facilities are proving a big hit with dementia patients, stimulating their minds with globe-trotting adventures. Care consultants have hailed the benefits of VR technology to improve the quality of life of dementia sufferers, even offering an alternative to medication. “We’ve found that it’s triggered their ability to reminisce, to communicate ... Read More »

Find your lifestyle at St Vincent’s Care Services

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SPONSORED BY ST VINCENT’S CARE SERVICES ONE of Australia’s largest and most trusted Catholic aged care and retirement living organisations is forging ahead on its mission to care for Australia’s ageing population. St Vincent’s Care Services is answering the call for an increasing need for tailored care services and residential facilities for seniors, and has expanded its operations to care ... Read More »

Ravenshoe parish gives young families battling the drought an all-expenses-paid weekend away

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THREE young families from drought-stricken northern cattle stations will have a break from the stress and worry with a visit to Ravenshoe’s Torimba Festival which starts this weekend. Ravenshoe parish is hosting the families to an all-expenses-paid weekend in the town. Parish pastoral leader for the Ravenshoe and Gulf Savannah parishes Deacon Peter de Haas said the aim was “to ... Read More »

New Filipino shrine in Canungra to take on shape of traditional hat

New shrine

MARIAN Valley’s largest connected Catholic community will receive an upgrade on their “rundown” shrine in Canungra in the shape of a hat. The Catholic Filipino community has welcomed a donated shrine in the shape of the traditional workers’ hat, salakot. The announcement came during the community’s annual pilgrimage with Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and the Pauline Monks in Canungra, and ... Read More »

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