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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 »

Kenmore primary school leads STEM evolution

STEM

OUR Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore, is at the forefront of the STEM evolution overtaking primary schools.  With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) identified by the Federal Government as an area for future growth and innovation, the school opened a dedicated lab at the beginning of the year. Since then one in five students has been involved in ... Read More »

Good Sams celebrate 100 years of education service in Brisbane

Sisters of the Good Samaritan

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has paid tribute to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan for the way they have lived the Gospel parable of their name. He made special mention of this in his homily at a recent Mass celebrating the order’s 100 years of service to Catholic education in Brisbane archdiocese. Archbishop Coleridge celebrated a special liturgy at St Columba’s ... Read More »

Woodridge students grow flower garden for St Mary MacKillop

Woodridge garden

ST Paul’s School, Woodridge, took the opportunity during Catholic Education Week to bless and officially open its new prayer garden dedicated to St Mary of the Cross. Parish priest Fr Dave Batey blessed the prayer garden, asking God to make it a place where peace was granted and prayers were answered as the school and wider community engaged prayerfully in ... Read More »

Catholic teachers upgrade their technology skills

Teacher upgrade

TEACHERS have learnt about the importance of integrating technology in the classroom from two of the top experts in the field. The teachers, from various schools across Brisbane Catholic Education, came together at Apple’s head office in Brisbane City for the exclusive afternoon presentation and networking event with Dr Ruben Puentedura and Dr Damian Bebell. Dr Puentedura is the founder and president of ... Read More »

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