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Respect part of the drill

A PARTNERSHIP between St Joseph’s School, Murgon, and the police drew praise at the 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards. The Cherbourg Junior Police Rangers is an early-intervention program for Indigenous youth aged nine to 13. The program was designed to provide practical life skills, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and enhance cultural awareness that minimises the risk of participants resorting to ... Read More »

Leading educators

BRISBANE Catholic Education has again recognised its most outstanding teachers at an Excellence in Teaching Awards gala evening. More than 35 finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations for the prestigious awards that recognise excellence in learning and teaching. Family, friends and guests gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and BCE executive director Pam ... Read More »

Giving Uganda love with lemonade

Linda Brady with student donors

By Emilie Ng PROFITS from a small lemonade venture organised by three students at St Benedict’s Primary School, Mango Hill, will help a Catholic teacher feed a Ugandan family for one week. Year 1 student Austin Barnes and sister Chloe Barnes, of Year 2, along with Year 2 student Amelia Smith, set up a kerbside lemonade stall outside their home ... Read More »

Mural connecting college to the coast

Art wall: Assisi teacher Jo Gordon with students Kirsten Podmore and Abby Ryan and artist Garth Jankovic and one side of the finished mural.

VISUAL art students at Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, learned some valuable lessons while painting a four-sided mural that transformed a sub-station into an eye-catching artwork. The Year 12 students worked collaboratively alongside North Queensland artist Garth Jankovic to create the mural during National Arts Week. Visual arts teacher Jo Gordon asked Jankovic to work with the students on a ... Read More »

Kenmore team takes titles

No horsing around: Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore, equestrian champions Clare Munro, Georgia Rink and Bella Anthony.

COMPETITORS from Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore, were riding high at the Interschool Equestrian SEQ Regional Championships in Beaudesert recently. The championships cover the south-east Queensland region, extending from Warwick to the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and the Lower Toowoomba Ranges. Ten primary schools, including winners from Our Lady of the Rosary, Kenmore, entered with a minimum of ... Read More »

Year 3 students give pocket money to the poor

Helping others: Year 7 students Mya Hillman (centre) and friends Asha Cahill, Alex McAvoy, Elise Welsh, Natalie Welsh, Adrian Chan and Max Chan gave their pocket money to help a school in East Timor.

By Emilie Ng MYA Hillman is only eight years old but the St Joseph’s Primary School, Kangaroo Point  student has already proven to be a budding philanthropist. The Year 3 student donated all her pocket money to her self-organised raffle raising money to build an early learning centre in a sister school in East Timor. “Well I’ve always wanted to do ... Read More »

Unleashing power

Leading lights: Some of the student leaders at the Powerhouse of Leaders

By Isaac Murphy BRISBANE archdiocese’s young leaders of today and tomorrow gave their hearts to facing the challenges before them now and into the future when they gathered for the annual Powerhouse of Leaders at Brisbane Powerhouse on Monday (May 25). Student leaders from 36 secondary schools across the archdiocese attended the event which was hosted by Brisbane Catholic Education. ... Read More »

Message sent with five golds

All gold: Kayaker Matt Messenger wearing his gold medals.

By Isaac Murphy IT’S a rare and special occurrence when a young man finds his calling; when success follows it’s just a bonus. Matt Messenger is one of the lucky ones, with the unassuming Year 7 Ambrose Treacy College student having claimed five gold medals at the recent National Kayak Sprint Championships. “We had school canoe club in the pool ... Read More »

Disaster inspires $26,000 donation

Reaching out: Lourdes Hill College students Caitlin Kearney, Grace Alchin, Tessa Onraet and Tahnee Snelleksz with their $26,000 cheque for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion.

By Emilie Ng TOUCHED by the shocking devastation in Vanuatu after a recent cyclone, Lourdes Hill College students cleaned out their wallets to raise more than $26,000 for the country’s worst-hit homes. Year 12 student Tessa Onraet was among those leading the school’s biggest fundraising effort. The entire school community raised a total of $26,713.65 for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion ... Read More »

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