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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 ... Read More »

Gold Coast Catholic couple help reopen school for East Timorese children

Timorese kids

CHILDREN in East Timor can head back to their school after it was reopened last week thanks to the tireless efforts of a Gold Coast couple. A team from Brisbane’s Catholic Mission visited the town of Ossu to witness the reopening of the war-ravaged, 450-student St Teresinha College – stage ... Read More »

New Innisfail school principal ready to make history serving Indigenous students

Majella Ritchie

BRISBANE teacher Majella Ritchie never imagined landing a job as a school principal before turning 50. After just one year as a Year 2 and 3 teacher at Radiant Life College, Innisfail, Ms Ritchie was offered the job to lead the school as principal, starting last week. At just 24 ... Read More »

New education executive in Cairns helped establish education initiative on Nauru

Ian Davis

CAIRNS diocese’s Catholic Education Services new deputy executive director was involved in helping Australian Border Force with education needs on Nauru. CES has appointed Ian Davis deputy executive director to succeed Diarmuid O’Riordan, who resigned to become principal of St Edmund’s College, Ipswich. Mr Davis takes up his new role ... Read More »

ACU: Distance education with a difference

theology-courses

When Dr Nicole Archard decided to study for her masters she had temporarily moved out of the Catholic school system. “I was missing the connection I’d felt within that community and was looking for a way to re-establish it – and to gain a deeper philosophical understanding of the world,” ... Read More »

Expert helps Catholic educators keep children safe online

cyberbullying expert

CYBER bullying, sexting and the sharing of personal information are issues of significant concern for Queensland schools, families and communities. However, blaming technology and restricting young people’s use of the Internet, iPads or mobile phones is not the answer, according to a cyber-bullying expert, Professor Donna Cross. Speaking at a ... Read More »

Gold Coast girls’ conference helps dispel female stereotypes

gold-coast-conference

SEVERAL female stereotypes were shattered at this year’s Love Being a Girl Conference at Aquinas College, Ashmore. Years 10, 11 and 12 students from across the Gold Coast registered for the unique girls’ conference, which featured workshops and guest speakers who encouraged the young delegates to choose the path to ... 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 »

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 »

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