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Dutton Park students ‘egg-cited’ about successful Project Compassion fundraising

St Ita's project compassion

WHILE many children eagerly awaited the Easter bunny before Easter, students of St Ita’s Catholic Primary School were more “egg-cited” about the hatching of their final fundraising total for Project Compassion. After raising $2150 for Caritas Australia last year, the Dutton Park primary school banded together to surpass this year’s Project Compassion goal of $2500 with an impressive total of ... Read More »

Caloundra Catholic primary school soars in NAPLAN tests

Caloundra NAPLAN

OUR Lady of the Rosary Primary School at Caloundra has been named one of Australia’s top performers in the 2017 NAPLAN literacy and numeracy tests. The release of NAPLAN 2017 data from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) identified those individual schools across Australia that demonstrated substantially above-average improvement as students progressed from Year 3 to Year 5 ... Read More »

School communities unite against bullying

Anti-bullying teachers

STAFF at Guardian Angels’ School, Wynnum, on the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence sent a clear message that bullying is never okay. The day of action united school communities across Australia who were called to imagine a world free from bullying. Guardian Angels’ staff joined thousands of staff and students who were helping find workable solutions ... Read More »

Sarah Bradbury takes one small step towards NASA after winning QUT Astrophysics Project internship

Sarah Bradbury

SARAH Bradbury, a Year 12 student at Mary MacKillop College, Nundah, is aiming for the stars after gaining a prestigious university internship over the Easter holidays. Sarah was one of only 10 students in Queensland offered a place in the prestigious Queensland University of Technology)Astrophysics Project placement, part of the university’s high school STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) internship ... Read More »

One giant leap for Padua men launched into international space design competition

Padua students and old boys

STUDENTS of the “space generation” gathered with their teachers, past competition winners and industry professionals to launch the 2018 Australian Space Design Competition at Padua College, Kedron. Boeing Defence Australia’s chief design engineer Stephen Hudson opened the event and told the students, “It is you who will venture farther than we ever have ventured before.” “It is you who will ... Read More »

School’s first rainy day immortalised in new children’s book

St Luke's students read from new children's book

IT was a brand new Catholic school in Capalaba but, for 98 students, it was just a muddy playground. St Luke’s Catholic Parish School, Capalaba, opened the doors to its first students in January 1989 following nearly six weeks of pouring rain. The school grounds were so muddy that students had to take off their shoes to avoid soiling their ... Read More »

Iona crowned national volleyball champions

Iona volleyball team

BRISBANE’S Iona College will be out to defend its national title in 2018, after its under-17 volleyball team claimed victory at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup in Melbourne in December. Wynnum’s Jefferson Morrow, an Australian Youth representative, led the Iona team and was named under-17 most valuable player at the tournament, the largest in the southern hemisphere with more than ... Read More »

Scenic Rim’s first Catholic secondary school officially open

McAuley College opening

FOUNDATION staff and students welcomed special guests to McAuley College for the blessing and official opening of the Scenic Rim’s first Catholic secondary school. Situated within Oakland Estate in Beaudesert, the college welcomed its first cohort of Year 7 students at the beginning of the school year. Stage 1 of construction included Year 7 and 8 classrooms, a sports oval, ... Read More »

Wooloowin students knitting hope for refugees

Holy Cross, Wooloowin students yarnbombing

HOLY Cross School, Wooloowin, has joined the yarn-bombing phenomena in support of refugees and asylum seekers. A colourful yarn-bombing art piece was “installed” on a tall ghost gum tree on the school’s front lawn to the delight of students. Titled Safe Harbour, the piece depicts a tumultuous ocean with a lighthouse providing welcome and refuge for people displaced because of ... Read More »

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