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Schoolboys’ act of kindness for Townsville suburb met with hugs and high-fives from locals

ROLLING up their sleeves and braving the mud, 14 schoolboys from a rural Catholic school travelled to the flood-ravaged suburb of Idalia, Townsville, to help out their neighbours. The boys from St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie, received high praise for their initiative. They managed to clear out eight houses and filled up two dump trucks for the kerbside pick-up. College principal ... Read More »

Rural areas of Townsville diocese look ‘like a war zone’ after floods wipe out stock and crops

NO-man’s-land encrusted with cattle carcasses and graziers hovering in helicopters, unable to reach their bogged, starved and diseased animals, tells the tale of heartache felt across the rural areas of Townsville diocese.  An estimated 500,000 cattle perished in the floods, a direct economic loss of about $300 million. Townsville Bishop Tim Harris said he was troubled by the crushing debt ... Read More »

Fire, floods and disaster – the call to be good stewards needed more than ever

IN the wake of Townsville’s “once in a century” monsoonal deluge, a leading ecologist warns extreme weather linked to climate change has the potential to dramatically shift the way Australians live and work, and force governments to ramp up resources to combat emergencies. “We’re seeing things we haven’t experienced before,” Macquarie University distinguished professor of biology Lesley Hughes said. Prof ... Read More »

‘God’s in the midst of all this, working through all the people volunteering to help,’ Bishop Tim Harris says as major flooding hits North Queensland

MONSOONAL rains plunged Townsville Diocese into a “once in a century” weather event, and while graziers and farmers in the western region rejoiced after years of drought, thousands of people in Townsville City’s catchment areas evacuated their homes and headed for dry land.  The Bureau of Meteorology reported Townsville received a year’s worth of rainfall in just nine days. BOM ... Read More »

Director/Deputy Principal Boarding – St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie

Director/Deputy Principal Boarding   Commencing January, 2019 St Teresa’s Abergowrie College is a secondary boarding school for boys with a current student population of 230. This role reports directly to the Principal and is a member of the College Leadership Team. Please visit www.traksearch.com for further information, including a video and learn how to easily progress an interest in this ... Read More »

Assistant Principal (Curriculum) – Ryan Catholic College, Townsville

Assistant Principal – Curriculum Ryan Catholic College Commencing 2019 5 year initial contract, renewable subject to performance     Ryan Catholic College invites applications from experienced and motivated Catholic school leaders to become part of a 9 person leadership team committed to educating, inspiring and transforming students to become life-long learners and role models in our community. As the Assistant ... Read More »

Queensland schools kick off a joyful week celebrating Catholic education

Brisbane students celebrate Catholic Education Week with song

CATHOLIC school students from 304 schools across Queensland heeded Pope Francis’ message to young people at the 2016 World Youth Day during this year’s Catholic Education Week celebrations. Drawing from the words of Pope Francis in Krakow two years ago, where he told millions of young people to stop being couch potatoes and live a life of mission, Catholic Education ... Read More »

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