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Padua hosts Muslim group

Padua College students sitting with students from Islamic College of Brisbane during their recent visit.

PADUA College, Kedron, continued a tradition of interfaith friendship on October 24 by hosting students from the Islamic College of Brisbane. The visit provided students from both schools with an opportunity to share in a welcoming prayer, sign of peace and information session about the life of St Francis. The students also took part in interactive social activities, including a  ... Read More »

Team effort in fundraiser

St Therese’s Outside School Hours Care staff, St Therese’s students and Cancer Council Queensland representatives were all involved in the recent Biggest Breakfast fundraiser.

ST Therese’s Outside School Hours Care raised more than $1200 at their first Biggest Breakfast to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland. Parents, children, parishion-ers, OSHC and school staff members of St Therese’s School attended the event recently. Cancer Council Queensland fundraising co-ordinator Berni McKean, who attended the fundraiser, commended St Therese’s OSHC on “a phenomenal effort”. OSHC service’s co-ordinator ... Read More »

Year 12s impress director

Year 12 students from Herberton’s Mount St Bernard College

“AS I speak to our Year 12s, I strongly believe our future is in good hands.”   Cairns Catholic Education Services executive director Marist Brother Paul Hough made the comment after recently visiting secondary colleges throughout the diocese. “There are some fine young people about to make their mark in the wider world,” he said. “October in schools usually means ... Read More »

Archbishop points to St Brigid’s story

Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Brigidine College principal Brendan Cahill with students at the college’s awards and acknowledgement night

WOMEN must continue to bring their gifts to education and society, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane said at Brigidine Col-lege’s awards and acknowledgement night on October 25. This was the first awards night Archbishop Coleridge has attended since his appointment. During his opening speech, Archbishop Coleridge said he was “one of Delany’s mob”, referencing Bishop Daniel Delany, the founder of ... Read More »

Preppies are loving their new mural

DRINKING from the “bubblers” has never been so much fun for Prep students at St Augustine’s Parish Primary School, Currumbin Waters. Every time they go for a drink the Preppies are transported to a land far, far away through a mural created by former student and artist Aidan May. Mr May, who also is a former Marymount College student, painted ... Read More »

St Eugene’s junior dancers win a regional competition

The junior dance troupe with Year 11 student coaches.

THE junior “dance troupe” at St Eugene College, Burpengary, won first prize at the South East Queensland Performing Arts Festival in Caboolture on October 17. Its success is credited to Year 11 students Sarah Spiering, Monique Bramley and Jasmine Pratt, who dedicated many hours to coach and mentor the award-winning junior team. Junior dance troupe captain Kaitlyn Spiteri said the ... Read More »

High tea in Sri Lanka

Staff and students from Southern Cross Catholic College with Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Robyn Mudie.

SOUTHERN Cross Cath-olic College students and staff recently shared high tea with the Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Robyn Mudie when they were in Colombo taking part in the college’s annual immersion. For the past three years, senior students and college staff have visited Sri Lanka during the September holidays to join the De La Salle Brothers and work ... Read More »

St Finbarr’s students dress loud for a good cause

Students Alicia Hassed, Henry Teall, Toby Everett, Sid Balasubramanian and Neive McPhee dressed in their loudest shirts to help deaf children like Cameron McPhee

STUDENTS and staff at St Finbarr’s School, Ashgrove, swapped their school uniforms for bright, colourful tops to support Loud Shirt Day. Loud Shirt Day is a national fundraising initiative co-ordinated by First Voice, a national alliance of hearing service providers. The fun, one-day event, held annually in October, raises money to help give the gift of sound and speech to ... Read More »

Tobruk memorial school turns 60

Fr Tony Girvan with students from St Joseph’s Tobruk Memorial School, Beenleigh

A SCHOOL named in honour of Australian servicemen who fought in Tobruk during the Sec-ond World War has celebrated its 60th anniversary. St Joseph’s Tobruk Memorial School, Beenleigh, looked to the past on October 25 to thank the people who’d made the school a reality. Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane concelebrated the Mass with parish priest Fr Anthony Girvan, assistant ... Read More »