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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 support the annual Project Compassion appeal and the work of ... 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 “journey to the City of Mercy”, as it’s become known ... 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 Cure Ricardo Bonasia took his seat. It was his turn ... 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 Year 5/6 students. The cross is a constant reminder to ... Read More »

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 volunteers and patrons from groups such as OzHarvest, Blind Eye ... 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 schools in Queensland and New South Wales. Dancefever Multisport director ... 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 watched a video about the Orange Sky Laundry charity and ... 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 of the Vinnies Redlands conference during a school assembly. “This ... 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 ceremony at the University of Queensland on October 22. “The ... Read More »