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Students impressed with NAIDOC celebrations at Upper Coomera

NAIDOC celebrations

ABORIGINAL performer Sean Choolburra weaved a blend of traditional dance, didgeridoo, story, knowledge and humour to help Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, celebrate NAIDOC Week. With a background as a dancer in the Bangarra Dance Company the renowned stand-up comic and cultural ambassador rewarded students with a professional and inspiring cultural experience. For the Year 7-12 students Mr Choolburra’s performance was ... Read More »

Queensland schools kick off a joyful week celebrating Catholic education

Brisbane students celebrate Catholic Education Week with song

CATHOLIC school students from 304 schools across Queensland heeded Pope Francis’ message to young people at the 2016 World Youth Day during this year’s Catholic Education Week celebrations. Drawing from the words of Pope Francis in Krakow two years ago, where he told millions of young people to stop being couch potatoes and live a life of mission, Catholic Education ... Read More »

School girls use technology to make apps tackling low self-esteem in peers

tech girls from St Bernard's Primary School, Upper Mt Gravatt

GIRLS from St Bernard’s Primary School, Upper Mt Gravatt, are designing an app to boost self-esteem in young girls after discovering other girls in their school struggle with their appearances. Nine 11-year-old girls, who go by the coding team name Bernie Beetles, have spent nearly 12 weeks outside of school hours designing an app to combat low self-esteem in girls. ... Read More »

St Rita’s rising water polo stars seize gold in New Zealand

Water polo team

SIX students from St Rita’s College, Clayfield are swimming with pride after they represented their school and their state admirably, seizing a string of victories in the Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo festival in Auckland, New Zealand. Lily Carrick, Olivia Camilleri, Amelia Watt, Horatia Schlect, Murphi Merrick and Lorena Turco represented Queensland in the Under 14 and under 18 teams, ... Read More »

Year 6 students build website to help peers with classroom IT issues

Lucas Want and Braeden Gates with their websites

“WE are straight on to it because we know ‘you’ need to get back-up online as soon as possible” – the words students want to hear from the IT department or Help Desk when an Internet problem arises. However, at Southern Cross Catholic College (SCCC) it was Year 6 students Lucas Want and Braeden Gates who were providing the solution ... Read More »

Thousands of Catholic students to flood into Queensland schools by 2036

Nudgee College library

QUEENSLAND will need to build enough schools or expand existing campuses to cope with a projected influx of an extra 47,000 Catholic students by 2036. Based on population growth projections, the Queensland Catholic Education Commission predicts that by 2036, the number of additional students in the Catholic sector would increase by 32 per cent to 194,000. QCEC executive director Dr ... Read More »

Capalaba students forge new friendships with French students

St Luke's Capalaba students

A SHORT film commemorating events that took place in a small town in northern France 100 years ago is helping forge new friendships between two schools on opposite sides of the world. The film “Do Not Forget Australia, the duty of remembrance in Villers-Bretonneux” inspired Year 3 students at St Luke’s School, Capalaba, to put pen to paper and write to ... Read More »

Marymount rugby league team works hard for Titans Cup win

Marymount Makos team following Titans Cup victory

A HARD-earned victory was seized by Marymount College, Burleigh Waters, over Keebra Park State High School, Southport, for the Titans Cup rugby league grand final on June 20. The final score line was a decisive 52-6. The Marymount Makos scored an early try through team captain and hooker Cole Geyer but, due to some miscommunication, let Keebra back into the ... Read More »

Students welcome migrants to the classroom for cultural exchange

Shindano Ecanga and St Mary's students

ST Mary’s Primary School, Ipswich, invited a group of adult English learners from TAFE Queensland’s Ipswich campus to share their life experience and practise their English skills. The students aimed to make Jesus real as they welcomed the visitors into their school and enhanced their learning about current migration trends shaping Australian society. The TAFE students came from a broad ... Read More »

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