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Lourdes Hill staff mark on international pilgrimages for 100th anniversary celebrations

HUNDREDS of secondary school staff have spread around the globe to mark the centenary of one of the first Good Samaritan high schools in Brisbane. More than 150 staff members from Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, embarked on international, national and local pilgrimages to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school community. Lourdes Hill College, named after the famous site of ... Read More »

Queensland schools opening doors in the Year of Mercy

QUEENSLAND’S 300 Catholic school communities are taking up the challenge to find new ways of opening doors for students, parents, staff and the broader community as they celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 24-30. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Lee-Anne Perry said the week of celebration was a time to focus on the achievements of Catholic schools across the ... Read More »

Musical maestro visits Holy Name to create new sound

Holy Name Primary School

WELL-known for his work with small-town schools, musician Josh Arnold had a change of scenery when he collaborated with a small school in a big town – Holy Name Primary School, Toowoomba. In a process he has refined into a work of art, Mr Arnold has been collaborating with the students of Holy Name to produce a song that is ... Read More »

Sod turned at site of south-east Queensland’s first school named after St Clare

St Clare's Primary School

THE first sod has been turned on St Clare’s Primary School at Yarrabilba. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge joined Brisbane Catholic Education executive director Pam Betts, foundation principal Chris Thomas, Logan dean and Beaudesert parish priest Fr Michael McKeaten, representatives of the Franciscan Sisters and other guests for the blessing and sod-turning ceremony. During the ceremony Archbishop Coleridge told those gathered on ... Read More »

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 Damian Bebell. Dr Puentedura is the founder and president of ... 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 design structures, solve problems and create visions. Over the course ... 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 teaching principle of solidarity and wanted to put what they ... 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, better known as principal John Bates, told the excited students ... 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, which Br Price referred to as service learning, was also ... Read More »