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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 »

Five steps will be the key

WHEN it comes to achieving their best this year, students at St Anthony’s School, Alexandra Hills, are aiming for the stars. The co-educational primary school, which offers students a blend of academic knowledge, recreational outlets, religious teaching and a vibrant liturgical life, has launched a new “5 Stars of Achievement” program at the first Prayer Parade of the year. Acting ... Read More »

Off to uni with $60,000 lift

A FORMER student of St Columban’s College, Caboolture, has been awarded a $60,000 scholarship set up by the Federal Government to increase the number of professional indigenous health practitioners. The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of Dr Arnold “Puggy” Hunter who played a significant role in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The competitive scholarship was awarded ... Read More »

iPads trial kicks off at Our Lady of Dolours

SMILES of excitement spread across the faces of Year 5 students on their first day back at Our Lady of Dolours School, Mitchelton. Waiting for each student as they entered the classroom was a brand new iPad Air, being distributed as part of the school’s one-to-one technology trial. Principal Patrick Davis said the trial formed part of the school’s bigger-picture ... Read More »

St Laurence’s to host Global Food Forum

St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane, is preparing to host the 2014 Global Food Forum on February 27. The one-day event is a Queensland first and will provide a platform for senior secondary students to discuss critical issues affecting global food resources and population growth, as well as the future of Australia’s agriculture industry. Guest speakers on the day will include ... Read More »

Beginning historic year

AN historic year has begun for Years 6 and 7 students who returned to Brisbane Catholic Education’s community of schools. For Year 6 students it will be their final year of primary schooling as the transition from Year 7 to secondary gathers pace. Meanwhile, for Year 7 students, some of whom were also the first cohort of Prep students in ... Read More »

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