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Gold Coast girls’ conference helps dispel female stereotypes

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SEVERAL female stereotypes were shattered at this year’s Love Being a Girl Conference at Aquinas College, Ashmore. Years 10, 11 and 12 students from across the Gold Coast registered for the unique girls’ conference, which featured workshops and guest speakers who encouraged the young delegates to choose the path to empowerment, boldness, resilience and beauty.  They also helped them realise ... Read More »

San Sisto scientists excel during National Science Week

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STUDENTS from San Sisto College, Carina, were among more than one million people who participated in science events across the nation during National Science Week. San Sisto’s science academic leader Stuart Gillett said during the week students were presented with many opportunities, in and out of the laboratory, to discover and excel in science.  “(At San Sisto) we help students ... Read More »

STEM Camp ‘an amazing opportunity’ for students

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BETHANY Conroy is getting a head start on her future career after attending a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics camp at Queensland University of Technology for high achieving Year 11 students. The St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill, student spent an exciting week in the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp, where she took part in various talks by industry experts and QUT ... Read More »

Windsor students picked to be the face of the 2017 World Cup

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STUDENTS from St Mary of the Cross School, Windsor, have been chosen as the “face” of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. It came about when every student at the school took part in a six-week long rugby league clinic, which focused on ball skills, tactics, fitness and teamwork. As a reward for their hard work they were offered an ... Read More »

Hospitality teacher who keeps young men in school wins top education award

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PASSION for educating future generations in hospitality skills has earnt teacher Shaun Morris, of Unity College, Caloundra West, a Spirit of Catholic Education Award. The former commercial chef received his award for initiating a program and/or activity in response to a need. The awards recognise outstanding contributions by individuals within the Queensland Catholic education community and are presented each year ... Read More »

Sainthood special for Mother Teresa School in Ormeau

AS Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint 19 years after her death, a tiny school community halfway across the world rejoiced.  The ceremony to proclaim the Nobel laureate, who is recognised globally for her work with poor people in the slums of Kolkata, India, drew 100,000 pilgrims from around the world to St Peter’s Square in Vatican City. But ... Read More »

Mural captures Catholic identity of Cleveland show

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AT Star of the Sea School, Cleveland, every student is considered a “star”. The school by the bay has a strong focus on promoting its Catholic identity throughout the school and parish community, and recently completed a new mural to highlight this. Using inspiration from Psalm 147:4 – “He counts the stars and calls each by name” – two local ... Read More »

Ipswich school’s fundraiser raises $1500 for the homeless

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ROSIES’ ability to help the homeless in Ipswich has been boosted thanks to the generosity of St Mary’s School. The school community raised more than $1500 for the volunteer charity that helps feed people living on the streets of Ipswich. The Student Social Justice Group worked together to organise the fundraising, with Rosies – Friends on the Street as the ... Read More »

Kenmore primary school leads STEM evolution

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OUR Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore, is at the forefront of the STEM evolution overtaking primary schools.  With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) identified by the Federal Government as an area for future growth and innovation, the school opened a dedicated lab at the beginning of the year. Since then one in five students has been involved in ... Read More »

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