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Students focus on justice advocacy

ADVOCACY and its importance was the key topic when more than 140 students from 15 schools across Queensland’s Greater South East recently came together for the annual Social Justice Day. St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland worked in collaboration with Caritas Australia, Catholic Mission, Vocations Office, and Project Hatch to deliver a series of sessions on the topic at Clairvaux MacKillop ... Read More »

Bullying given the gentle push

STUDENTS at Southern Cross Catholic College signed off on bullying during the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on March 21. The school’s senior campus at Scarborough, on the Redcliffe Peninsula, pledged against bullying by placing their signatures on a 10m orange banner. The banner will remain a constant reminder of the school’s zero tolerance towards bullying. Middle ... Read More »

San Sisto group to trace the steps of St Dominic

STAFF from San Sisto College, Carina, will walk the footsteps of their school’s patron St Dominic during a pilgrimage in April. The pilgrimage, known as the Lands of St Dominic, will take 22 pilgrims including staff from Dominican schools and Dominican religious. Pilgrims will fly to Madrid, Spain, and travel to Caleruega where St Dominic was born, and continue through ... Read More »

St Mary’s marks 85 years

RECEIVING a primary education at St Mary’s Catholic College, South Burnett, has come a long way since the early days when 30 students crammed into the small room of a convent 85 years ago. St Mary’s Catholic College’s history began with the Sisters of Charity, who turned a small room in their convent into a classroom, educating young children for ... Read More »

New sport arena for girls

FOURTEEN Catholic secondary schools are out to prove who has the strongest athletes in a new association combining competitions in nine sports and three interschool sports carnivals. The Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association competition combines the former Catholic schools’ tennis competition, Wednesday-afternoon sports competitions, and the interschool cross country, athletics and swimming carnivals. Schools participating in the new CaSSSA competition ... Read More »

Overcrowding concerns on the agenda

CONCERNS upper primary school teachers and students could be expected to cover 16 different subjects will be among issues discussed when the Queensland Catholic Education Commission meets with the Australian Curriculum review panel in Brisbane on March 17. QCEC executive director Mike Byrne said potential “overcrowding” of the curriculum as Phase 2 and 3 subjects are rolled out is of ... Read More »

Women of the world celebrated

FEMALE staff at St William’s School, Grovely, had an early start to International Women’s Day on March 8 when they were acknowledged and thanked “for all the amazing work they do at St William’s” at a breakfast. The breakfast, instigated by assistant principal for administration Marissa Clark and assistant principal for religious education Kim Fehervary, did not take long to ... Read More »

Elders tell of their ‘stolen’ experience

SEVEN Aboriginal elders separated as children from their parents and placed in dormitories at Cherbourg have shared their stories with students at an event held at Mt Alvernia College, Kedron. The elders – Aunties Estelle, Cepha, Alex, Deliah and Alison, and Uncles Joe Kirk and Alex Davidson – did so at an Apology to Stolen Generations anniversary liturgy and education ... Read More »

Brigidine girls bring love to Project Compassion launch

EAT, Play, Love was the theme chosen to launch Caritas’ Project Compassion this year at Brigidine College, Indooroopilly. A college spokesperson said the annual Project Compassion appeal launch for Caritas Australia was always “a big deal” at Brigidine College and this year was no different. “It was a love affair of sights, sounds, smells and tastes of delectable fundraising activities,” the ... Read More »

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