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Leading Brisbane catholic education teachers honoured with awards

Awardees

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 »

Queensland’s top teachers will crack six figure annual salaries

Teachers

EXPERIENCED classroom teachers in Catholic schools across Queensland are set to receive a salary boost above $100,000. “This is a very significant achievement, and has the potential to keep the most talented teachers in the classroom,” Independent Education Union Queensland branch secretary Terry Burke said. “From July 1, 2018 very experienced teachers will receive $100,972 – and that is agreed.”  ... Read More »

The Slum-dwelling Sister changing the lives of illiterate children

Sr Vangie Dunton

SISTER Evangeline “Vangie” Dunton lives amidst the slums of Cambodia, providing for the poorest and most vulnerable, especially children. It has become a life mission for this member of the Daughters of Mercy who is visiting Queensland to thank parishioners for their generous support through Catholic Mission, and to spread the word about her work. Sr Dunton’s story of reaching out and giving ... Read More »

Graduation milestone for Timor Leste teachers college

Timor Leste graduation

TIMOR Leste has reached an education milestone with the latest graduation of 46 teachers from a college run by the Marist Brothers Province of Australia.  More than 500 teacher graduates have passed through the Instituto Catolico para a Formacao de Professores, since the college was built soon after Timor Leste (East Timor) gained independence from Indonesia. This is no small feat ... Read More »

Catholic sector shows teaching is a ‘deadly career’

Indigenous teachers wanted

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic schools sector is encouraging more Indigenous Australians to pursue a teaching career through a new video campaign. The Queensland Catholic Education Commission and the QCEC Indigenous Education Subcommittee have launched a video campaign titled “Teaching is a Deadly Career” and highlights the attractions of the profession to upper secondary school students. The video has been developed as part of the More Aboriginal and ... Read More »

Mentoring program ‘an investment’ for all staff

Mentors

ANTHONY Young is determined to become a great teacher. After all he believes his students deserve the best when it comes to their education. So he’s getting through the stressful beginning years at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, by doing the one thing he knows will help him – seek advice from someone who’s been through it already. Anthony is ... Read More »

Lost teachers find new friends

BRAZILIANS living in Boston became the "new family" for two Brisbane teachers who had lost their pilgrim group while travelling to the Opening Mass for World Youth Day.

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