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Students seeking better treatment for refugees

STUDENTS, staff and parents at Christ the King Catholic Primary School, Deception Bay, voiced their support for asylum seekers and refugees on the last day of the school year. As they gathered to farewell the Year 6 and 7 students, the school community presented a large paper boat filled with personal messages to a representative of Federal Member for Petrie ... Read More »

Life is in good hands

IT may have had a rocky start, but “Life”, Brisbane Catholic Education’s digital learning platform for schools, is gaining momentum in its community. “Life” is a virtual-learning program that assists schools with the implementation of ICT (information and communications technology) capability within the Australian Curriculum, in BCE classrooms. With the focus this year on reframing Life, “key teachers” were invited ... Read More »

Students hone skills at first BCE Robotics challenge

TEAMWORK, collaboration and having lots of fun – that’s what Brisbane Catholic Education’s first Robotics School Cross Collaboration Day was all about. Excited students from Robotic Clubs at Mt Maria College, Mitchelton; St Columban’s Catholic College, Caboolture; St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill; Mater Dei Catholic Primary School, Ashgrove West; Holy Cross School, Wooloowin; and Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, arrived ... Read More »

Final school days

CATHOLIC primary schools across Queensland said their final farewells to Year 7 students last week before they make the historic leap into high school next year. More than 12,000 Year 6 students are set to begin 2015 as high school’s newest intakes as Year 7 becomes the first step in secondary schooling for the first time in Queensland. Carina’s St ... Read More »

Rediscovering beauty

By Emilie Ng SYDNEY Catholic woman Judi Limbers hopes young Brisbane women can fight a culture of negative body image with help from her homegrown business, All.u.re Workshop. The educational organisation, formed in 2011, offers interactive and holistic beauty, friendship, social media and identity programs to schools and youth groups, primarily targeting 13 – 15 year old girls. As chief ... Read More »

Passionate for science

SUSAN Peatey’s decision to be a teacher at 40 has been vindicated after the educator received recognition at the 2014 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The science teacher at St Columba’s Primary School,Wilston, was runner-up for the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in science teaching in primary schools. Adelaide teacher Brian Schiller was award recipient. Mrs Peatey said she was ... Read More »

Award for VET program

ST Columban’s College, Caboolture, has won this year’s national Australian Training Awards – School Pathways to VET Award. It was third time lucky for the college who were finalists in 2012 and 2013. Hosted by the Federal Government, the ATA are the peak national awards for the Vocational Education and Training sector. The awards recognise organisations and individuals for their ... Read More »

All Hallows’ community counts super-storm cost

By Paul Dobbyn SHATTERED stained-glass windows in All Hallows’ School chapel and collapsed ceilings and water damage throughout the historic school are reminders of the ferocity of the November 27 super storm. To add further drama to an already dramatic day, one of the school’s buses burst into flames and was destroyed about 10.30pm on the night of the storm ... Read More »

Film hit for St Ita’s

By Emilie Ng EIGHT budding filmmakers have made St Ita’s Primary School, Dutton Park history after being named finalists at this year’s international film festival Tropfest Jr. The Catholic primary school students created a four-minute film that has landed them as one of 15 finalists in the world’s largest short-film festival competition. The St Ita’s student’s short film, I Can ... Read More »