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Maryborough students turn red for Daniel

Honouring Daniel Morcombe

ST Mary’s College, Maryborough, turned red as the whole school came out in support of the annual Day for Daniel. Day for Daniel marks the disappearance of schoolboy Daniel Morcombe on the Sunshine Coast in 2003. The National Day of Action aims to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention and help empower children to “Recognise, React and ... Read More »

Celebration meets reconciliation

Indigenous graduates

ESTEEMED members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community joined Brisbane Catholic Education in celebrating the impending graduation of indigenous school students of Brisbane archdiocese at a special liturgy at St Stephen’s Cathedral on October 16. There are a total of 154 students graduating from 19 Catholic schools across the archdiocese in 2015, with more than 100 attending the ... Read More »

Cancer prevention plan

SKIN cancer prevention is underway at Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera. The Prep to Year 12 Catholic school officially opened its new shade sail, purchased through a grant from Cancer Council Australia. Assisi College was one of 45 Australian secondary schools to win a shade grant to support skin cancer prevention. The grant helped the college cover more than half ... Read More »

Dedicated to learning

GUARDIAN Angels’ School, Wynnum, principal Peter Blundell is the latest recipient of the prestigious Tom Fitzsimon Award. The peer-nominated, professional learning award was named in honour of Tom Fitzsimon, a former assistant director of Brisbane Catholic Education. The award recognises a strong commitment to professional learning in the fields of leadership and education. Nominees must have demonstrated their commitment to ... Read More »

Role models read books

Literacy focus

A CAVALCADE of stars became “Real Role Models Readers” for students during Book Week celebrations at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Darra, Guest readers included Prime Minister Tony Abbott, (via video link); Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and newsreader Sharyn Ghidella, but it all began with Lady Lynne Cosgrove, wife of Governor General Peter Cosgrove, who read from her ... Read More »

ACU partners with BCE to train rural teachers

ACU partners with BCE to train rural teachers

THEOLOGY studies at university level will be available to north country Catholic teachers following a generous partnership with Australian Catholic University. ACU will deliver two university subjects over two semesters in person at Xavier Catholic College throughout 2016. The units will be available in person to a minimum of 20 staff, or online if teacher numbers are lower. The three-year ... Read More »

Inspirational teacher wins major award

A TEACHER from St Mary’s College, Maryborough, has been named Fraser Coast Secondary Teacher of the Year. Glenys Nash, who is English and Literacy leader at St Mary’s College, was presented with the award that was an initiative of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. Sponsored by Fraser Coast Council, Fraser Coast Educational Alliance, USQ, the award is given in ... Read More »

Past pupils relish progress

History celebrated

Festivities roll out for college anniversary   MOUNT St Michael’s College welcomed more than 300 past staff and students to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the school through an array of events on Saturday, August 1. Principal Allison Terrey said the milestone marked a significant moment to reflect on the school’s history, while also recognising the incredible progress it has ... Read More »

Creating successful learners

AWARD-winning speech pathologist Jess Campbell is helping make classrooms at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, language friendly for students with learning impairments. Ms Campbell recently returned to NSW for the University of Sydney Awards where she was presented The Dean’s Scholar Medal as Valedictorian of Master of Speech Language Pathology. This award followed closely on the heels of an earlier ... Read More »

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