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Leading Brisbane catholic education teachers honoured with awards

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BRISBANE Catholic Education has recognised its most remarkable teachers at an Excellence in Teaching Awards gala evening. More than 24 finalists were picked from hundreds of nominations for seven prestigious awards that recognise excellence in learning and teaching throughout BCE. Family, friends and guests gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Archbishop Mark Coleridge, BCE executive director Pam Betts ... Read More »

Netball ‘taking off’ in Queensland with 60 schools competing in QISSN carnival

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NETBALL is fast growing into Queensland’s premier women’s sport with more than 700 girls turning up for the toughest competition among secondary schools. The 2017 Queensland Independent Schools Netball carnival, this year hosted by Mt Alvernia College, Kedron, between June 25 and June 30, saw netball teams from 60 secondary schools across Queensland compete for the “hotly contested” grand finals ... Read More »

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 students into school life while nervous parents received tea and ... Read More »

Catholic priest Fr Paul Kelly gets first taste of Schoolies as police chaplain

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POLICE chaplain Fr Paul Kelly chose working at a hardware store over packing his bags for the beach when his Schoolies week came around. As his schoolmates were preparing to party on the Gold Coast after more than a dozen years of schooling, Fr Kelly was working hard stacking shelves. “I couldn’t think of anything worse than leaving everyone only ... 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 »

San Sisto scientists excel during National Science Week

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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 and excel in science.  “(At San Sisto) we help students ... Read More »

Becoming a principal in the west a lifetime opportunity

Principal farewelled

BECOMING a principal in the west is the opportunity of a lifetime, says Nicole de Vries, reflecting on her time leading Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School in Longreach. After two years there, Mrs de Vries will take up a leadership position in Maroochydore next year, but said she would miss the wonderful Longreach community and the warm, welcoming hospitality of ... Read More »

Brisbane’s newest Iraqi refugee intake have started school after years of terror

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WELCOME. A powerful, single word translated into Arabic and accompanied by smiles, is uniting Brisbane’s Catholics and newly-arrived humanitarian refugees from the strife-torn Middle East. Forty Christian families are now settling in at Bracken Ridge in Brisbane’s north and in Logan, with enthusiastic support of parishioners and local Catholic schools. Their safe arrival in Brisbane is a story of courage, ... Read More »

What these 11-year-old children write about Eucharistic Adoration will melt your heart

Children in Eucharistic Adoration

TWO Catholic teachers with a devotion to Eucharistic adoration have introduced young children to the Real Presence of Christ with heart-warming responses. Acting assistant principal for religious education at St Finbarr’s Primary School, Ashgrove, Luke Thomsen and fellow staff member Naimh Healy organised Eucharistic adoration sessions for 187 students aged four to 11 during Corpus Christi week. The adoration initiative is ... Read More »

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