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Cyber safety video production delivers $10,000 boost

Students cheer

ST Flannan’s Catholic Primary School, Zillmere, received an early Christmas present of $10,000 when they were named winners of the inaugural “Dance Fever for Daniel” competition.   The competition, organised by Dancefever Multisport and supported by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation as part of Day for Daniel 2015, was open to all schools in Queensland and New South Wales. Dancefever Multisport director ... Read More »

Turning orange to help homeless Queenslanders

Orange for homeless

A SEA of orange enveloped St Peter’s School, Caboolture, as the community banded together to raise funds for Orange Sky Laundry.  Assistant principal for religious education Anna Shaw said students and staff at St Peter’s were no strangers to reaching out to those in need.  Ms Shaw said the community watched a video about the Orange Sky Laundry charity and ... Read More »

Students working for a much brighter Christmas for others

Christmas cheer from Catholic students

HUNDREDS of disadvantaged Brisbane families will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of Catholic school students. Carmel College, Thornlands, has donated more than 150 hampers to the Redlands St Vincent de Paul Society.  Assistant principal Peter Edwards said the hampers would be handed over to representatives of the Vinnies Redlands conference during a school assembly. “This ... Read More »

Indigenous scholarships at stand-out success

Indigenous students win scholarship

PROFESSOR Cindy Shannon takes pride in the success the organisation she leads is having in “closing the gap” in education opportunities for indigenous young people. Prof Cindy Shannon, who chairs the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF), spoke of the organisation’s success at the 2015 Brisbane QATSIF graduation ceremony at the University of Queensland on October 22. “The ... Read More »

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 »

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