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ANZACs honoured by students

CATHOLIC schools across the archdiocese commemorated Anzac Day with ceremonies to recognise and remember Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have served in the defence forces. This year also marked 99 years since ANZAC troops landed and fought courageously in Gallipoli during the First World War. Year 7 students at St Kevin’s School, Benowa’s presented a moving tribute to the ... Read More »

Heavy rain no match for Conor’s soaring jumps

TORRENTIAL rain didn’t scare off Our Lady of Dolours, Mitchelton, student Conor Dugan who fought pelting rain to win the under-10 high jump at the IGA State Championships in Cairns last month. A low-pressure system was sitting just outside of Cairns, and torrential rain fell throughout the weekend of the championships. Conor cleared 1.25m before faltering, and did so in ... Read More »

Shaving for worthy cause

FOURTEEN “brave souls” from Kempsey’s St Paul’s College have sacrificed their heads or legs to be shaved or waxed towards curing leukaemia. The students were participants in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave at the college on March 21. The event raised more than $4000 for the foundation, which provides practical and emotional support for families of those with blood ... Read More »

St Ignatius students learn the science of Italian

YEAR 5 students at St Ignatius School, Toowong, are talking Italian when it comes to science classes. The school is trialing a method of language teaching called Content Language Integrated Learning, which involves the students learning Science in Italian rather than in English. At a workshop hosted by the school, parents experienced how their children were learning science through an ... Read More »

Students ‘make a bed’ to help poor

By Emilie Ng FITTING your bed with sheets and pillowcases isn’t just a good habit, but could help many disadvantaged people sleep more comfortably, as students and staff at St Patrick’s College, Gympie discovered. The college had heard their local St Vincent de Paul centre’s emergency relief supplies for bed linen were running low. Assistant  principal for religious education Tim ... Read More »

Helping cadets to build vital careers

QUEENSLAND’S first Emergency Services Cadets unit will be offered at Brisbane Catholic secondary school St Laurence’s College. The cadet unit will be offered to students between the ages of 12 to 17 and provide opportunities to work with a number of partners. Confirmed partners for the first round of cadets include the Police Citizens Youth Clubs Queensland and Queensland emergency ... Read More »

Schools are in harmony when it comes to anti-bullying message

THE message was clear “Say No to Bullying” and it resonated throughout Brisbane Catholic Education schools on Harmony Day on March 21. It was a theme endorsed by staff, students and parents who arrived at schools dressed in orange to highlight the anti-bullying message and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect ... Read More »

St Itas shares the Easter message

By Emilie Ng CHILDREN at St Ita’s Primary School, Dutton Park, brought the story of Jesus’ passion and death to life with a sense of joy at a special end of term Easter reflection. Family and friends of the school community watched as the school’s 402 students re-enacted the story of the death of Our Lord on April 4. Each year ... Read More »

Siena seniors ready for blood donor challenge

THE RED Cross Blood Service’s 2013 Schools Challenge has been no mean feat for students at Sienna Catholic College in Sippy Downs. Last year the College’s Year 11 and 12 won the 2013 Queensland titles for Highest Total Donations and Highest Percentage of Student Body. In total students made 187 donations, making a total contribution rate of 87 per cent, ... Read More »

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