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Brisbane Catholic school parents assured of no major fee increase next year

Australian classroom

BRISBANE Catholic Education has reassured parents they will face “no major increase” in school fees next year. In a letter to parents in 139 schools across the Brisbane archdiocese, executive director Pam Betts wrote: “… next year’s fees will be similar to this year’s, with a projected increase of somewhere around the three per cent mark, in line with the ... Read More »

Passionist living in Brisbane who survived a machete attack and met the Queen talks life as a devoted missionary priest

Fr Paul Mercieca

FR Paul Mercieca has experienced many challenges and adventures during 50 years as a Passionist missionary priest. Quietly spoken and with an infectious sense of humour, Fr Mercieca has survived a machete attack, suffered three bouts of malaria, and has travelled to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. Now working in Brisbane as an aged-care priest, he is beloved by ... Read More »

Students at Casino Catholic school behind ‘mysterious’ rocket launch

Students launch rocket

ST Mary’s College, Casino, has revealed that the mysterious rocket identified in a recent local newspaper report was fired by its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) tudents. The students have been building and launching rockets in preparation for the 2017 Australian Rocketry Challenge. Project teacher in charge Matt Rolfe said St Mary’s was entering the Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge ... Read More »

Gold Coast Centacare receives over $1m to help women escaping domestic violence

Domestic violence housing

CENTACARE has received more than a million dollars to operate a mobile support service for women fleeing domestic violence on the Gold Coast, amidst claims that there is an accommodation crisis for survivors. At least 280 Gold Coast women fleeing domestic violence are being forced to stay in motels, which Queensland Opposition domestic violence spokesperson Ros Bates has described as ... Read More »

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