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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 »

Grand designs at St Pat’s

ST Patrick’s Primary School, Gympie’s recently completed Trinity building and related building work has won Fulton Trotter Architects a regional commendation at the 2014 Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards. Chairman of the Australian Institute of Architects’ awards jury, Queensland architect Liam Proberts, announced the award at the Annual Sunshine Coast awards evening in Noosa. The design project was chosen as ... Read More »

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 »

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