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Gemma Sisia: “I wanted to build a free private school in Africa”

Gemma Sisia and Dorice Livingston

TANZANIAN children line up in the thousands for a rigorous test to get them inside the School of St Jude. The school’s founder, Armidale-born Gemma Sisia, rounds up the number of children who took the test last year to 7000. Last November, shortly after Gemma turned 44, the School of St Jude said goodbye to their first graduating Year 12 ... Read More »

Darth Vader proves a force for good at St James’, Coorparoo

Darth Vader at St James'

DARTH Vader used the “force” for good when he visited St James Catholic Primary School, Coorparoo, helping it raise more than $1300 for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion. Following his rejection of the “dark side”, the former commander of the Death Star had some wise words for the school community. Darth, better known as principal John Bates, told the excited students ... Read More »

Q&A with Anne-Marie Westby

Anne-Marie Westby classroom

Anne-Marie Westby is a Year 2 teacher at St Ita’s Primary School, Dutton Park, and since September she has taken on the responsibility as the Summer Surf Girl representative at Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club, North Stradbroke Island, raising vital funds.  Q. Did you always want to go into teaching?  A: No, I think originally I wanted to be ... Read More »

Brisbane’s ‘beacon’ on Bage St to mark major milestone

Corpus Christi Church, Nundah

NUNDAH’S Catholic community will celebrate a centenary milestone next month with Masses and a pilgrimage to St Stephen’s Cathedral.Corpus Christi church, Nundah, known for its copper dome and red brick, will host a Mass to mark the 100th anniversary since the foundation of the suburb as a Catholic parish in 1916.Parish priest Fr Bernie Gallagher, who arrived in the parish ... Read More »

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