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Schools for next century

Leaders in education gathered at The Broken Bay Institute to find out what gives great teachers and leaders that “magic touch”. Head of the School of Education at the University of Newcastle Professor John Fischetti in this interview shares his insights on the topic “Schools for the 22nd Century: Reframing Schooling for the Collaborative, Global, Innovation Age”. What is different ... Read More »

ACU opens campus to public

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University’s (ACU) Brisbane campus at Banyo will be open to the public for 2015 Open Day events on Saturday, July 25. Open Day gives prospective students, their families and friends the chance to find out all about life at ACU. It is an opportunity for people to learn about study options and how the university can help support ... Read More »

Educating for wisdom

CAMPION College Australia offers a unique educational experience. As the only Liberal Arts college in the country, Campion educates its students in subject areas within the humanities and sciences, which lie at the heart of the western intellectual tradition. A Campion spokesperson said that, through “a deliberately integrated” program of learning in History, Literature, Philosophy, Theology, Mathematics, Science and Classical ... Read More »

CHC education is about the whole person

CHRISTIAN Heritage College is a fully accredited private higher education provider at Carindale, Brisbane. A spokesperson said the college “aspires to model a Christian higher education alternative”. “Commencing from a vision birthed by Order of Australia recipient, Emeritus Professor Brian Millis in 1986, CHC exists to re-imagine how we think about human flourishing, vocation, calling and the integration of faith ... Read More »

St Leo’s offers vital support

ST Leo’s College, established in 1917, is one of the smaller colleges at the University of Queensland. It is home to 207 men from regional Queensland and Australia, and overseas. A college spokesperson said St Leo’s residents were attracted by its excellent location, benchmark facilities, and teaching and learning outcomes “that reflect a commitment to supporting residents achieving their very ... Read More »

Family first at John Paul

THE John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne offers courses in four general streams: Religious Education (RE), Bioethics, Theological Studies (Marriage and Family, and Theology of Psychology and Counselling), as well as offering a PhD by research. A spokesperson for the institute said it also offered a Masters in Sacred Theology degree which was the civil equivalent ... Read More »

Instrument of blessings

By Fr Joseph Duffy I SUPPOSE what I’m trying to capture here is – what was the quintessential style and substance of the ministry of John Gerry, the parish priest, and John Gerry, the auxiliary bishop? Today, John, we honour 65 years of service as priest, and 40 years as bishop. If you lived in the mushrooming working class in ... Read More »

Messages of congratulations

Bishop Joseph Oudeman

Bishop Joseph Oudeman CONGRATULATIONS Bishop John, as you celebrate 65 years of priestly life and ministry. Forty years ago you were also chosen to be bishop, in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Your election to be a bishop at that time was an endorsement of the quality of your priestly ministry. Outstanding was your love for and contribution to social justice ... Read More »

A memory of the heart

Picthing in: Bishop John Gerry helps out with the washing up during a visit to Boystown, Beaudesert, in 1989.

By Paul Dobbyn  BISHOP John Gerry’s rolled-up-sleeves approach to ministry is captured in a photo taken of him washing up with some young chaps at Boystown in 1989. “I was very happy to have that as my image in a history of the archdiocese,” he said, smiling at the memory as he surveyed the view from the balcony of his ... Read More »

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