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Thousands of students (and parents) survived the first week of school

MORE than 147,000 students started a new school year in Catholic schools across Queensland this week, with special thoughts and prayers for students at two new Brisbane Catholic Education schools. Buzzing with the excitement of a new school, teachers at St Clare’s Primary School, Yarrabilba, and McAuley College, Beaudesert, eased ... Read More »

New role for parent body leader Carmel Nash

Carmel Nash

FUNDING uncertainty in Catholic schools is a major concern for the newest member of the national peak body overseeing government and Church relations for Australian Catholic education. Carmel Nash, who is the executive director for the Federation of Parents and Friends Queensland, was appointed to the National Catholic Education Commission ... Read More »

Lauries legend Ian McDonald leaves after 15 year legacy as principal

Ian MacDonald

IAN McDonald is 65 and spent his adult life teaching – but don’t mention the “R” word. Principal at Brisbane’s St Laurence’s College for the last 15-and-a-half years, he will finish up at the Edmund Rice Education boys’ school at the end of this year, and will take barely a ... Read More »

San Sisto scientists excel during National Science Week

scientists

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 ... Read More »

Calls for government to freeze funding for Catholic schools a major concern for Queensland education leader

Dr Lee-Anne Perry

THE executive director of the Queensland Catholic Catholic Commission has taken aim at critics as the battle over school funding heats up. Dr Lee-Anne Perry has defended the record of Catholic schools against critics she describes as “powerful state school lobbyists challenging the very existence of Catholic schools”. “We’re concerned ... Read More »

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

league legends

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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More »

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