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Vital lessons learned about alcohol

A RESEARCH project being rolled out across secondary schools is helping change attitudes towards alcohol use and abuse amongst teenagers. Griffith University’s new Game On: Know Alcohol is a social marketing program designed to allow teenagers to have hands-on experience while learning about alcohol. Aimed at Year 10 students, and run across 20 Catholic schools in Queensland, the one-day research ... Read More »

Students experience education in the ‘olden days’

YEAR 6 students at St Peter’s School, Caboolture, took a trip down memory lane to witness life in a Catholic school in the early 1900s. The school day began for the students with strict uniform checks, shortly followed by prayer and a reciting from the catechism. Within the early 20th Century school day was an authentic early 20th Century classroom ... Read More »

Scholarship helps fulfil university dreams

DREAMS of a career in teaching are now within reach for two Indigenous students thanks to a More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative Scholarship. Tarni Davis and Sinead Grehan, who completed Year 12 in 2013, were successful in applying for the MATSITI scholarship, jointly sponsored by Brisbane Catholic Education and the Federal Government. The aim of the scholarship ... Read More »

Daring student raises money for her young palliative friend

By Thera Hobbs A YEAR Five St Eugene College, Burpengary student was considered “daring” after calling on her school community to help raise money for a suffering friend. Chelsea Prince asked her school to “donate a dollar” for a fundraising day in May to help her friend Miranda Crawley who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that has left ... Read More »

St Francis right for Crestmead

By Emilie Ng MARK Fogarty believes St Francis of Assisi is the perfect saint to guide the Catholic community in Crestmead. The head of St Francis College Crestmead’s secondary campus, who is retiring on June 27, has spent almost 25 years trying to understand their saintly patron better. “You could have had all sorts of saints as your guiding light, but ... Read More »

St Mary’s cracks the whip

VISITORS to this year’s Rural Discovery Day at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds were treated to some ear-splitting whip-cracking by talented students from St Mary’s College, Kingaroy. As they cracked their whips, including a massive bull whip, the sound could be heard reverberating around the showgrounds by the audience of primary school students from city schools, including a group from St Finbarr’s ... Read More »

Time capsule brings back memories of last 50 years

By Emilie Ng A FORMER student from St Kevin’s Primary School, Geebung, returned 25 years later to a “breathtaking” scene when he opened a time capsule he helped bury back in 1989. Nick Wood was 10 years old when he and two other students buried a case filled with uniforms, a tape recording of the official school song written in ... Read More »

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 »

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