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Catholic teachers upgrade their technology skills

Teacher upgrade

TEACHERS have learnt about the importance of integrating technology in the classroom from two of the top experts in the field. The teachers, from various schools across Brisbane Catholic Education, came together at Apple’s head office in Brisbane City for the exclusive afternoon presentation and networking event with Dr Ruben Puentedura and Dr ... Read More »

STEM bears winning fruit

STEM

  THE best and brightest minds from St Mary’s College, Maryborough, came up trumps at this year’s Hervey Bay PCYC annual Science and Engineering Challenge.  The Year 9 and 10 students, with basic engineering instruction from teachers Anne Elmer and Sue McMillan, used their exceptional problem-solving and creative skills to ... Read More »

Catholic schools stand in solidarity together

solidarity

ST Brendan’s Catholic Primary School, Moorooka, learnt the true meaning of solidarity when St Mary MacKillop School, Birkdale, presented it with a cheque for $1500 for its sports program. Year 6 students at St Mary MacKillop had finished an integrated unit of work which had touched on the Catholic social ... Read More »

Darth Vader proves a force for good at St James’, Coorparoo

Darth Vader at St James'

DARTH Vader used the “force” for good when he visited St James Catholic Primary School, Coorparoo, helping it raise more than $1300 for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion. Following his rejection of the “dark side”, the former commander of the Death Star had some wise words for the school community. Darth, ... Read More »

Reaching out to the margins makes better students

Joe Alexander and Janelle Doohan

SCHOOLS that offer programs to visit the elderly or feed the hungry could help young adults become more compassionate as well as improve academically.  Queensland-born Christian Brother Damien Price said at a recent ecumenical education conference that educational programs calling students “to the edge” taught empathy and compassion. The method, ... Read More »

Our Lady of Dolours’ students go the extra mile

Walking for Water Our Lady of Dolours'

MARCH 24 may have been the last day of term, but for students at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School, in Mitchelton, there was no time to take it easy. Principal Patrick Davis said a small group of Year 6 student leaders organised the full day of activities to ... Read More »

Brisbane education staff to witness the diversity of the Church at World Youth Day

Educators prepare for World Youth Day

 AN excited group of young Brisbane Catholic Education pilgrims are in the final stage of preparations for the journey to the 31st World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. The 20 pilgrims, a mixture of school-based and Brisbane Catholic Education Office staff, will join more than 3000 young Australians on the ... Read More »

Record number brave the shave at St Columba’s

Brave shave

SQUEALS of delight rang out at St Columba’s School, Wilston, as hair fell to the ground. Hair clippers buzzed as student after student made their way to the stage. Then the roar went up – “Zero”, “Zero”, “Zero” – as teacher and organiser of the school’s annual Shave for a ... Read More »

Students look to Jesus’ cross

Lenten cross

ON the wall in the corner of a classroom at Star of the Sea Primary School, Cleveland, is the outline of a large Lenten Cross. Inside this cross is a collection of smaller, paper crosses pinned to the wall.  On these paper crosses are written the Lenten promises of the ... Read More »

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