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Scenic Rim’s first Catholic secondary school officially open

McAuley College opening

FOUNDATION staff and students welcomed special guests to McAuley College for the blessing and official opening of the Scenic Rim’s first Catholic secondary school. Situated within Oakland Estate in Beaudesert, the college welcomed its first cohort of Year 7 students at the beginning of the school year. Stage 1 of construction included Year 7 and 8 classrooms, a sports oval, ... 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 »

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 pause to reflect on his long and successful tenure.  He ... Read More »

Volunteer says future is safe with our schoolies

Recharge Zone at Schoolies on the Gold Coast

CAMERAS might show boozing and crude behaviour at the Gold Coast’s most infamous party, but volunteer Vacen Taylor knows a different side to Australia’s school leavers. Ms Taylor, who co-ordinates the Schoolies Recharge Zone, manned by Catholic charity Rosies, said the estimated 25,000 young people partying on the Gold Coast were polite, gracious and full of life. She said her ... Read More »

‘Big family’ welcomes students

Assumption College Warwick

COMMUNITY spirit is a major strength for Warwick’s only Catholic secondary school Assumption College, and a legacy Year 12 leader Greg Hoffman is proud to continue in 2015. Greg was one of almost 60 Year 12 students commissioned during a school Mass at St Mary’s Church, Warwick, on Monday, February 9. The school leader said Assumption College was “like a ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 27, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 27, 2015 Queensland Catholic schools welcomed more than 12,000 new Year 7 students who started their first secondary school year. Church leaders were “stirred” by the high numbers of the “Millennial generation” at a recent US pro-life rally, proving it’s not just the grandparents who oppose abortion. ... Read More »

Year 7 step

By Emilie Ng CLAIRE Schmeider never imagined she would be making history at the tender age of 12. In less than three months, the Our Lady of Dolours School, Mitchelton Year 6 student will start a new life chapter when she and 12,000 other Catholic primary school students start high school in Year 7. Claire will leave her beloved primary ... Read More »

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