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Street retreat an eye opener

Street retreat

A GROUP of students from St Augustine’s College, Augustine Heights, discovered what it meant to be homeless during an eye-opening street retreat. The 18 Year 10 students and three staff joined the many organisations around Brisbane volunteering their time to help people living on the streets. The group listened to ... Read More »

Cyber safety video production delivers $10,000 boost

Students cheer

ST Flannan’s Catholic Primary School, Zillmere, received an early Christmas present of $10,000 when they were named winners of the inaugural “Dance Fever for Daniel” competition.   The competition, organised by Dancefever Multisport and supported by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation as part of Day for Daniel 2015, was open to all ... Read More »

Turning orange to help homeless Queenslanders

Orange for homeless

A SEA of orange enveloped St Peter’s School, Caboolture, as the community banded together to raise funds for Orange Sky Laundry.  Assistant principal for religious education Anna Shaw said students and staff at St Peter’s were no strangers to reaching out to those in need.  Ms Shaw said the community ... Read More »

Students working for a much brighter Christmas for others

Christmas cheer from Catholic students

HUNDREDS of disadvantaged Brisbane families will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of Catholic school students. Carmel College, Thornlands, has donated more than 150 hampers to the Redlands St Vincent de Paul Society.  Assistant principal Peter Edwards said the hampers would be handed over to representatives ... Read More »

Indigenous scholarships at stand-out success

Indigenous students win scholarship

PROFESSOR Cindy Shannon takes pride in the success the organisation she leads is having in “closing the gap” in education opportunities for indigenous young people. Prof Cindy Shannon, who chairs the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF), spoke of the organisation’s success at the 2015 Brisbane QATSIF graduation ... Read More »

Maryborough students turn red for Daniel

Honouring Daniel Morcombe

ST Mary’s College, Maryborough, turned red as the whole school came out in support of the annual Day for Daniel. Day for Daniel marks the disappearance of schoolboy Daniel Morcombe on the Sunshine Coast in 2003. The National Day of Action aims to raise awareness of child safety, protection and ... Read More »

Celebration meets reconciliation

Indigenous graduates

ESTEEMED members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community joined Brisbane Catholic Education in celebrating the impending graduation of indigenous school students of Brisbane archdiocese at a special liturgy at St Stephen’s Cathedral on October 16. There are a total of 154 students graduating from 19 Catholic schools across ... Read More »

Cancer prevention plan

SKIN cancer prevention is underway at Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera. The Prep to Year 12 Catholic school officially opened its new shade sail, purchased through a grant from Cancer Council Australia. Assisi College was one of 45 Australian secondary schools to win a shade grant to support skin cancer ... Read More »

Dedicated to learning

GUARDIAN Angels’ School, Wynnum, principal Peter Blundell is the latest recipient of the prestigious Tom Fitzsimon Award. The peer-nominated, professional learning award was named in honour of Tom Fitzsimon, a former assistant director of Brisbane Catholic Education. The award recognises a strong commitment to professional learning in the fields of ... Read More »

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