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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 »

Students’ artwork takes Ripley centre stage

St Mary's student artwork

ARTWORK by students at St Mary’s College, Ipswich, took centre stage at the official opening of stage one of Ripley Town Centre. During the Main Street Festival to mark the town centre opening the students’ art, which was transformed by ColourChiefs creative workshop in Brisbane into life-size steel silhouettes, was unveiled. Eight St Mary’s students had their names engraved on ... Read More »

Bracken Ridge Catholic school trio leads the way in wellbeing space

wellbeing space Bracken Ridge

THREE students and two therapy dogs will remind the community at St John Fisher College, Bracken Ridge, to improve their mental health with the recent launch of a wellbeing space. The new program, titled Fun, Food & Fellowship, is the brainchild of students Alicia Horsfield, Maya Rees and Michelle Krueger, who received a $5000 grant from the Goldfish Tank funding ... Read More »

Site of new Coomera Catholic school blessed

Coomera school site blessed

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has blessed the site for Brisbane Catholic Education’s newest school on the Gold Coast – St Joseph’s College, Coomera. Adding to the extraordinary story of Catholic education in Australia, Archbishop Coleridge joined BCE executive director Pam Betts, foundation principal Paul Begg and guests for the blessing and symbolic sod-turning ceremony. During the ceremony, Archbishop Coleridge told ... Read More »

Carmel College boys praised for clowning around

Carmel College class clowns

THREE Catholic schoolboys have made their teachers proud for the very thing that would normally send them to detention – clowning around in the classroom. Liam Adam, Carlin Carruth and Kyle Bennett, students at Carmel College, Thornlands, were named the funniest teenagers in Australia after winning the 2018 Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns competition for their sketch on awkward school ... Read More »

Dutton Park students ‘egg-cited’ about successful Project Compassion fundraising

St Ita's project compassion

WHILE many children eagerly awaited the Easter bunny before Easter, students of St Ita’s Catholic Primary School were more “egg-cited” about the hatching of their final fundraising total for Project Compassion. After raising $2150 for Caritas Australia last year, the Dutton Park primary school banded together to surpass this year’s Project Compassion goal of $2500 with an impressive total of ... Read More »

Caloundra Catholic primary school soars in NAPLAN tests

Caloundra NAPLAN

OUR Lady of the Rosary Primary School at Caloundra has been named one of Australia’s top performers in the 2017 NAPLAN literacy and numeracy tests. The release of NAPLAN 2017 data from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) identified those individual schools across Australia that demonstrated substantially above-average improvement as students progressed from Year 3 to Year 5 ... Read More »

School communities unite against bullying

Anti-bullying teachers

STAFF at Guardian Angels’ School, Wynnum, on the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence sent a clear message that bullying is never okay. The day of action united school communities across Australia who were called to imagine a world free from bullying. Guardian Angels’ staff joined thousands of staff and students who were helping find workable solutions ... Read More »

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