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Prayers for refugees on patron’s day

MARY MacKillop College, Nundah celebrated St Joseph’s Day with a special focus on refugees. St Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods chose St Joseph, who embraced truth and courage and was known by many titles including – the Dreamer; the Worker; the Protector; the Carpenter, as the patron for their Josephite Sisters, who founded the college. He was also ... Read More »

Expo helps students in ‘making a difference together’

By Isaac Murphy SOCIALLY aware students converged on Iona College’s Social Justice and Mission Expo on Tuesday, March 17, to collaborate and expand on their growing sense of social awareness. The event was held in Iona’s performing Arts Centre, where students first listened to presentations from leading social justice groups from around Australia, before being given the opportunity to display ... Read More »

Chisholm community says ‘No’ to bullying

Chisholm Catholic College

THE community of  Chisholm Catholic College stood together to confront bullying on March 20. They united for the  National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, gathering on the oval to form a “NO” as action against a serious problem for Catholic students.  This initiative was driven by the assistant principal Tracey Williamson, Chisholm Student Leadership team and Student Support Leaders.  Chisholm ... Read More »

Schools stand against bullying

By Emilie Ng QUEENSLAND education leaders have backed the national campaign to end schoolyard and online bullying in schools across the state. Leaders raised their concerns about bullying to mark the National Day Against Bullying and Violence held on March 20. An estimated 144 registered for the national day of action, a result that pleased Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive ... Read More »

New home for old uniforms

SOCIAL justice is important at St Anthony’s School, Alexandra Hills, so when the school introduced a new uniform the question arose “how to reuse the old ones?” The answer – send them to needy students in the Pacific region. Every year, during the final week of school, the Parish Ladies Group asks students to collect stationery and unused exercise books, ... Read More »

Kingaroy anniversary

By Emilie Ng LEADING a school has its challenges, but principal at St Mary’s Catholic College, Kingaroy, Michael Nayler has a new challenge to fit into his already busy schedule. Mr Nayler and St Mary’s College staff are contacting all past pupils and staff to celebrate 50 years since the secondary school opened. The school also celebrates 25 years since ... Read More »

Market Day for ‘a hidden gem’

ST Mary of the Cross School, Windsor is teaming with their local community to provide the second annual Market Day on Saturday, March 28. The day will be held on the schools grounds and will feature more than 40 stalls including arts and crafts, animals, face painting, jumping castle and coffee for the parents. School principal Matthew Beacroft said the ... Read More »

Caboolture students off to Canberra convention

IN a first for the Caboolture region, two Year 12 students from St Columban’s College will attend the 2015 National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra this month. Kyle Lacey-Janetski and Chloe Williams have been chosen as delegates for the annual event, which educates senior humanities, social sciences and legal studies students about the Australian Constitution and how it guides Australia’s ... Read More »

Teaching hope

Greg Craven

By Greg Craven AUSTRALIANS often come together to support those experiencing life’s challenges. Such engagement brings hope and possibilities to people through trusting relationships, purposeful connections and relevant education. This continues to be at the core of the identity and mission of Australian Catholic University. It has been 12 years since Clemente – the university program opening up philosophy, history, ... Read More »

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