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Ipswich school’s fundraiser raises $1500 for the homeless

Rosies fundraiser

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

STEM

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 »

Students don’t miss a Heartbeat in song for Sisters of St Joseph

Josephites song

FRIENDS, old and new, were encouraged to “listen to the heartbeat of the world” during feast day celebrations at Mary MacKillop College, Nundah. To celebrate its patron St Mary of the Cross and the Sisters of St Joseph, the college launched a new CD featuring a song written by teacher Mary Fletcher. Ms Fletcher wrote the song Heartbeat to celebrate ... Read More »

Woodridge students grow flower garden for St Mary MacKillop

Woodridge garden

ST Paul’s School, Woodridge, took the opportunity during Catholic Education Week to bless and officially open its new prayer garden dedicated to St Mary of the Cross. Parish priest Fr Dave Batey blessed the prayer garden, asking God to make it a place where peace was granted and prayers were answered as the school and wider community engaged prayerfully in ... Read More »

Lourdes Hill staff mark on international pilgrimages for 100th anniversary celebrations

HUNDREDS of secondary school staff have spread around the globe to mark the centenary of one of the first Good Samaritan high schools in Brisbane. More than 150 staff members from Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, embarked on international, national and local pilgrimages to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school community. Lourdes Hill College, named after the famous site of ... Read More »

Queensland schools opening doors in the Year of Mercy

QUEENSLAND’S 300 Catholic school communities are taking up the challenge to find new ways of opening doors for students, parents, staff and the broader community as they celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 24-30. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Lee-Anne Perry said the week of celebration was a time to focus on the achievements of Catholic schools across the ... Read More »

Musical maestro visits Holy Name to create new sound

Holy Name Primary School

WELL-known for his work with small-town schools, musician Josh Arnold had a change of scenery when he collaborated with a small school in a big town – Holy Name Primary School, Toowoomba. In a process he has refined into a work of art, Mr Arnold has been collaborating with the students of Holy Name to produce a song that is ... Read More »

Sod turned at site of south-east Queensland’s first school named after St Clare

St Clare's Primary School

THE first sod has been turned on St Clare’s Primary School at Yarrabilba. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge joined Brisbane Catholic Education executive director Pam Betts, foundation principal Chris Thomas, Logan dean and Beaudesert parish priest Fr Michael McKeaten, representatives of the Franciscan Sisters and other guests for the blessing and sod-turning ceremony. During the ceremony Archbishop Coleridge told those gathered on ... Read More »

Catholic teachers upgrade their technology skills

Teacher upgrade

TEACHERS have learnt about the importance of integrating technology in the classroom from two of the top experts in the field. The teachers, from various schools across Brisbane Catholic Education, came together at Apple’s head office in Brisbane City for the exclusive afternoon presentation and networking event with Dr Ruben Puentedura and Dr Damian Bebell. Dr Puentedura is the founder and president of ... Read More »

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