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‘This is no way for a child to grow up’: Catholic teacher talks of heartbreaking mission in Iraq

Ora Duffley with a child in northern Iraq

BRISBANE Catholic teacher Ora Duffley has returned from a confronting few weeks on mission helping Christian refugees in northern Iraq. Miss Duffley set off before Easter to join the French Catholic mission SOS Chrétiens d’Orient, working hand in hand with local people and parishes on the ground. Even though she was well-read on the ongoing war against ISIS, she said ... 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 »

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 one of a building reconstruction project that is the brainchild ... 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 from January 16. In announcing Mr Davis’ appointment, CES executive ... 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,” she said. Dr Archard, now the Principal of Loreto College ... 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 Queensland Catholic educators forum on cyberspace and student wellbeing, Prof ... Read More »

Gold Coast girls’ conference helps dispel female stereotypes

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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 empowerment, boldness, resilience and beauty.  They also helped them realise ... 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 on October 25. Mrs Nash replaced Ann Bliss for a ... Read More »