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Role models read books

Literacy focus

A CAVALCADE of stars became “Real Role Models Readers” for students during Book Week celebrations at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Darra, Guest readers included Prime Minister Tony Abbott, (via video link); Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and newsreader Sharyn Ghidella, but it all began with Lady Lynne Cosgrove, wife of Governor General Peter Cosgrove, who read from her ... Read More »

ACU partners with BCE to train rural teachers

ACU partners with BCE to train rural teachers

THEOLOGY studies at university level will be available to north country Catholic teachers following a generous partnership with Australian Catholic University. ACU will deliver two university subjects over two semesters in person at Xavier Catholic College throughout 2016. The units will be available in person to a minimum of 20 staff, or online if teacher numbers are lower. The three-year ... Read More »

Inspirational teacher wins major award

A TEACHER from St Mary’s College, Maryborough, has been named Fraser Coast Secondary Teacher of the Year. Glenys Nash, who is English and Literacy leader at St Mary’s College, was presented with the award that was an initiative of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. Sponsored by Fraser Coast Council, Fraser Coast Educational Alliance, USQ, the award is given in ... Read More »

Past pupils relish progress

History celebrated

Festivities roll out for college anniversary   MOUNT St Michael’s College welcomed more than 300 past staff and students to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the school through an array of events on Saturday, August 1. Principal Allison Terrey said the milestone marked a significant moment to reflect on the school’s history, while also recognising the incredible progress it has ... Read More »

Creating successful learners

AWARD-winning speech pathologist Jess Campbell is helping make classrooms at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, language friendly for students with learning impairments. Ms Campbell recently returned to NSW for the University of Sydney Awards where she was presented The Dean’s Scholar Medal as Valedictorian of Master of Speech Language Pathology. This award followed closely on the heels of an earlier ... Read More »

Staff art at heart of school

A NEW art piece is helping staff at Marymount Primary School, Burleigh Waters, remember they are the heartbeat of the school. Titled STaffART, the art piece, based loosely on Buddhist prayer flags, features colourful pieces of fabric hung together to form a single picture, symbolising one team working together to do great things. Marymount Primary School acting assistant principal for ... Read More »

Music fires up the spirit

By Karl Brien WITH a new album just released and the selection of one of its earlier songs as the theme tune for this year’s Catholic Education Week celebrations, a group of Brisbane Catholic Education musicians is bringing spiritual music to schools, parishes and beyond. MusicFire is a dedicated group of musicians within BCE who share the Jesus message with ... Read More »

Respect part of the drill

A PARTNERSHIP between St Joseph’s School, Murgon, and the police drew praise at the 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards. The Cherbourg Junior Police Rangers is an early-intervention program for Indigenous youth aged nine to 13. The program was designed to provide practical life skills, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and enhance cultural awareness that minimises the risk of participants resorting to ... Read More »

Leading educators

BRISBANE Catholic Education has again recognised its most outstanding teachers at an Excellence in Teaching Awards gala evening. More than 35 finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations for the prestigious awards that recognise excellence in learning and teaching. Family, friends and guests gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and BCE executive director Pam ... Read More »

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