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Indigenous students graduate with Mass in Toowoomba’s Cathedral

Indigenous students graduate in Tooowoomba

THE annual Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduation Mass was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba, last month to recognise 45 indigenous students from across the diocese who completed Year 12. Fr Peter Dorfield celebrated the Mass, with local councillors, elders, schools and community in the congregation. “Students were the proud recipients of a commemorative medal and sash ... Read More »

Catholic teachers shine in Queensland teaching awards

QUEENSLAND’S top award for teachers has been given to two Catholics from Gympie and the Gold Coast. Dr Lyn Nothdurft from St Patrick’s College, Gympie and Jane Greffe from Marymount College won two of four state-wide awards from the Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Awards. The annual awards coincides with World Teachers’ Day on October 27 and offers ... Read More »

Principal – St Colman’s, Home Hill

Principal St Colman’s School, Home Hill Commencing January 2018   The Principal of St Colman’s School has accepted a senior leadership role in Townsville, providing a fantastic opportunity for an experienced teacher looking for a leadership role in a supportive and welcoming environment. St Colman’s School is situated approximately 88km south of the city of Townsville in the town of ... Read More »

Iona College’s first student returns for 60th anniversary celebrations

Fr Bill Ousley

BILL Ousley was the first young student to step through the gates of Iona College 60 years ago. He was schooled by priests of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) from Year 6 to graduation, and it was their inspiration that led him to become a priest himself. “Because they were a community. I always noticed that,” Fr Ousley ... Read More »

Assistant Principal Religious Education – St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand

Assistant Principal – Religious Education (Primary) Senior Leadership Vacancy St Joseph’s Catholic School – The Strand North Ward, Townsville Queensland Townsville Catholic Education invites applications from experienced, motivated and suitably qualified Catholic school teachers to become part of a dynamic leadership team committed to educating, inspiring and transforming students to become life-long learners and role models in our community. St ... Read More »

Principal – St Michael’s School, Gordonvale

  Principal Looking for your next leadership role? Do you have proven leadership skills? Catholic Education Cairns welcomes applications from suitably qualified, experienced and committed applicants who wish to apply for the Principal position at Michael’s primary school, Gordonvale. The school is located about 23 km south of the Cairns central business district and is east of the Gillies Range ... Read More »

Queensland Catholic school leaders frustrated by ‘confusing’ Gonski 2.0 funding model

school funding

CATHOLIC school executives and principals are privately expressing frustration at the Federal Government’s new funding model, because they are unable to accurately plan school finances. Parents too are approaching Catholic schools concerned that fees could rise under the funding shake-up – known as Gonski 2.0 – even though the budget promise is that it will deliver an $18.2 billion boost ... Read More »

Catholic schools are mobilising against new Gonski funding plan

Canberra Catholic school parents at a forum

CATHOLIC schools are mobilising for a major campaign against the Federal Government’s so-called Gonski 2.0 10-year funding plan, which would force them to raise fees, and could result in school closures and pressure parents to shift children to public schools. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham unveiled the plan on May 2, but without consulting Catholic school authorities or providing details ... Read More »

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