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Choir visit shows positive side of Africa

WITH energetic dance routines, colourful costumes and angelic voices, the Watoto Choir brought a little bit of Africa to St Peter Claver College, Riverview. The acclaimed  Watoto (Swahili for “child”) Choir made up of rescued Ugandan children aged between eight and 18, use dance, song and music to tell their personal stories and raise awareness of the plight of orphaned ... Read More »

All your trash could be treasure for another school

UNWANTED items taking up space in homes throughout Brisbane could contribute to a new outdoor arts learning facility at Christ the King Primary School, Graceville. Parent volunteers from the school travel all over Brisbane picking up donated furniture, household items, bric-a-brac, books, clothes and music for the school’s Mega Garage Sale to be held on June 14. As well as ... Read More »

Day a big deal for Holy Family

CHALK-drawing, kite-flying, construction, weaving, face-painting are all activities that made for a fun day for under-8s at Holy Family Primary School, Indooroopilly. The under-8s had a ball as they rotated through the day’s activities that culminated with a disco in the school hall with the famous DJ Legoman – their principal John Robertson. The annual Under-8s Week event celebrates the ... Read More »

Your Choice magazine out this weekend

Your Choice magazine 2014

QUEENSLAND Catholic Education schools and organisations will feature in this year’s annual Your Choice magazine released this week with every issue of The Catholic Leader.  The magazine features 52 Catholic schools and organisations throughout Queensland, highlighting the value of Catholic education in the community. Your Choice magazine is a joint effort between the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and The Catholic ... Read More »

Families benefit from Nudgee generosity

By Emilie Ng TRUCKLOADS of cattle feed, vegetables, baked goods and pantry items arrived to drought-stricken families in Longreach last week as a result of a Fodder Drive run by Nudgee’s Catholic school community.  Families from St Joseph’s, Nudgee College donated a total 70 tonnes of feed, 3.5 tonnes of vegetables, more than 800 containers of homemade Anzac biscuits and ... Read More »

Cow Horse competition is not so much about the winning but enjoying the ride

WHEN Bridget Barkle jumps on her horse for equestrian competitions, she doesn’t ride to win. The Year 11 student at St Mary’s College, Kingaroy, competed at the second annual Cow Horse competition this year at Nanango. “It’s not all about winning, but having a good time,” Bridget said. Meeting the other 120 student competitors from across 14 South Burnett schools, ... Read More »

Arts & Hearts Fair showcases St Ambrose’s best

Arts & Hearts Fair

“ARTS and Hearts” is the theme of the annual fair at St Ambrose’s Primary School, Newmarket, this weekend, reflecting two key elements of the “little school with a big heart”. The theme reflects the school’s special focus on the arts, and its connection to the community and its expression of the “habits of the heart” – generosity, perseverance, remembering, tolerance, ... Read More »

Casting the net for Caritas

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ST Benedict’s Catholic Primary School assistant principal for religious education Brett Kitchener was pleased with the school’s effort in raising more than $5000 for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion this year, but he was even more impressed with the way it was done. “I was so proud of the initiative, leadership and learning I witnessed on so many occasions throughout the ... Read More »

Mentoring program ‘an investment’ for all staff


ANTHONY Young is determined to become a great teacher. After all he believes his students deserve the best when it comes to their education. So he’s getting through the stressful beginning years at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, by doing the one thing he knows will help him – seek advice from someone who’s been through it already. Anthony is ... Read More »

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