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Catholics schools in Queensland will delay NAPLAN online roll out until 2018

  QUEENSLAND Catholic schools will not be required to conduct the new rollout of NAPLAN Online until 2018, the sector’s peak body confirmed today. Queensland Catholic Education Commission confirmed Catholic schools would follow the government sector and delay the rollout until next year. Around 22 Catholic schools in Queensland were scheduled to take part in the first stage roll out. ... Read More »

School senior’s final year ‘the best period’ of his life

Ahmed Hakimi

WHAT does it take for a senior student to confidently announce that the final year of schooling was “the best period” of their life? In Ahmad Hakimi’s case it took the welcoming and inclusive educational setting of St James’ College, Brisbane. The admiration was reciprocated and college principal Gerry Crooks and college staff “were delighted” to learn that the 2016 ... Read More »

Gold Coast Suns discover Little Legends at Mother Teresa school Ormeau

Gold Coast Suns with Year 7 Ormeau students

YEAR 2 students at Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, put some hard-hitting questions to players from the Gold Coast Suns at the launch of the AFL club’s Little Legends program. Suns players Tom Lynch, Peter Wright, Jarrod Witts and Brandon Matera, and coach Rodney Eade shared a few of their secrets with the budding reporters during the Q&A session. ... Read More »

State’s chief scientist Dr Geoff Garrett impressed with Algester Catholic school’s environmental learning centre

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QUEENSLAND’S chief scientist had nothing but praise for the learning taking place at an environmental learning centre – Sheep Station Gully – at St Stephen’s School, Algester. Dr Geoff Garrett joined Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch for a tour of the award-winning, state-of-the-art facility, which was designed to enhance practical learning opportunities in the field of science. Conceived under the ... Read More »

Catholic school students are rewriting the future for Brisbane’s refugees and migrants

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STUDENTS at Chisholm Catholic College, Cornubia, are rewriting the future for refugees and migrants through a pioneering project titled Liberation Letters. Under strict and close supervision, the students have visited Multilink Community Services at Logan Central once a week after school to offer practical support preparing resumes and cover letters for mostly refugee and migrants. The project began with the ... Read More »

Gold Coast girls’ conference helps dispel female stereotypes

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SEVERAL female stereotypes were shattered at this year’s Love Being a Girl Conference at Aquinas College, Ashmore. Years 10, 11 and 12 students from across the Gold Coast registered for the unique girls’ conference, which featured workshops and guest speakers who encouraged the young delegates to choose the path to empowerment, boldness, resilience and beauty.  They also helped them realise ... Read More »

San Sisto scientists excel during National Science Week

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STUDENTS from San Sisto College, Carina, were among more than one million people who participated in science events across the nation during National Science Week. San Sisto’s science academic leader Stuart Gillett said during the week students were presented with many opportunities, in and out of the laboratory, to discover and excel in science.  “(At San Sisto) we help students ... Read More »

STEM Camp ‘an amazing opportunity’ for students

Bethany Conroy

BETHANY Conroy is getting a head start on her future career after attending a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics camp at Queensland University of Technology for high achieving Year 11 students. The St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill, student spent an exciting week in the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp, where she took part in various talks by industry experts and QUT ... Read More »

Windsor students picked to be the face of the 2017 World Cup

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STUDENTS from St Mary of the Cross School, Windsor, have been chosen as the “face” of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. It came about when every student at the school took part in a six-week long rugby league clinic, which focused on ball skills, tactics, fitness and teamwork. As a reward for their hard work they were offered an ... Read More »