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Co-author of US study into why young Catholics leave the Church praises Australia’s efforts to evangelise in schools

John Vitek

CHURCH leaders in Australia are ahead of those in the United States when it comes to finding new ways of evangelising millennials, the co-author of a recent American study into disaffiliated Catholics has said. John Vitek, the president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Press in Minnesota, which commissioned a study into why young Catholics leave the Church, said ... 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 »

Fees in some Queensland Catholic schools to rise because of Gonski plan

students writing

PARENTS of students at some Queensland Catholic schools are bracing for fee increases of almost 10 per cent next year – a direct result of the new Federal Government funding changes to schools. About 30 Catholic schools run by religious institutes and incorporated bodies are the hardest hit because they are considered “over-funded” under the Government’s new Gonski 2.0 model. ... Read More »

BCE staff have a day sharpening up on new technology

Digital Skills Program

REPRESENTATIVES from 40 schools attended Brisbane Catholic Education’s inaugural digital training program at the Brisbane Exhibition and Conference Centre recently. Earlier in the year, BCE released a major upgrade to its school portals with the integration of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. As a result, schools highlighted the need for additional professional learning around the use of these products, as well as the ... Read More »

Leading Brisbane catholic education teachers honoured with awards

Awardees

BRISBANE Catholic Education has recognised its most remarkable teachers at an Excellence in Teaching Awards gala evening. More than 24 finalists were picked from hundreds of nominations for seven prestigious awards that recognise excellence in learning and teaching throughout BCE. Family, friends and guests gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Archbishop Mark Coleridge, BCE executive director Pam Betts ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Frank Hennessy just keeps on ‘giving back’, even in retirement

WHENEVER Frank Hennessy lets people know about his jail time they can’t hide their shock. It’s totally at odds with the Frank they know – contented retiree, former Catholic primary school principal and a leader in his profession. “It’s interesting. From time to time you’re out with a group of friends and something comes up, and I just sort of ... Read More »

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