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Everyone at St Thomas More College is reading the secret to better grades

Sunnybank reading program

STUDENTS and staff at a Catholic school in Brisbane are taking inspiration from their saintly namesake and hitting the books in an effort to improve literacy skills and general wellbeing. The entire community at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank, which is named after well-known author and English philosopher St Thomas More, is stopping to read a book for 15 minutes ... Read More »

Brigidine girls ‘can do science’

Brigidine girls science

THERE is no question that girls at Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, love science. More than 95 girls from Years 7 to 12 have put their hands up to become members of Brigidine’s Science Squad. “The girls meet regularly to plan how to promote science around the college,” science curriculum leader Debra Guthrie said. “They run lunchtime science events, assist at Open ... Read More »

Principals of schools formerly run by Christian Brothers apologise to student victims and survivors of sexual abuse

Apology

PRINCIPALS of Catholic schools have apologised to survivors and victims of sexual abuse inflicted on students at their schools. Edmund Rice Education Australia led a “National Ritual of Apology” for victims of historic abuse at schools run by the Christian Brothers. Those schools include Brisbane’s St Joseph’s Nudgee College; St Laurence’s College; and St James College. EREA has responsibility for ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholic school parents assured of no major fee increase next year

Australian classroom

BRISBANE Catholic Education has reassured parents they will face “no major increase” in school fees next year. In a letter to parents in 139 schools across the Brisbane archdiocese, executive director Pam Betts wrote: “… next year’s fees will be similar to this year’s, with a projected increase of somewhere around the three per cent mark, in line with the ... Read More »

Health minister launches health hub at Crestmead Catholic school

Catholic school health hub

ST Francis College, Crestmead, has launched a new health hub that will give students interested in a career in healthcare the chance to gain medical training. In partnership with Brisbane Catholic Education, Queensland Education and Training Department and TAFE Queensland, the hub will provide onsite certificate courses in Cert II in Health Support Services and Cert III in Health Services ... Read More »

Catholics schools in Queensland will delay NAPLAN online roll out until 2018

  QUEENSLAND Catholic schools will not be required to conduct the new rollout of NAPLAN Online until 2018, the sector’s peak body confirmed today. Queensland Catholic Education Commission confirmed Catholic schools would follow the government sector and delay the rollout until next year. Around 22 Catholic schools in Queensland were scheduled to take part in the first stage roll out. ... Read More »

School senior’s final year ‘the best period’ of his life

Ahmed Hakimi

WHAT does it take for a senior student to confidently announce that the final year of schooling was “the best period” of their life? In Ahmad Hakimi’s case it took the welcoming and inclusive educational setting of St James’ College, Brisbane. The admiration was reciprocated and college principal Gerry Crooks and college staff “were delighted” to learn that the 2016 ... Read More »

Gold Coast Suns discover Little Legends at Mother Teresa school Ormeau

Gold Coast Suns with Year 7 Ormeau students

YEAR 2 students at Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, put some hard-hitting questions to players from the Gold Coast Suns at the launch of the AFL club’s Little Legends program. Suns players Tom Lynch, Peter Wright, Jarrod Witts and Brandon Matera, and coach Rodney Eade shared a few of their secrets with the budding reporters during the Q&A session. ... Read More »

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