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Catholics gear up for bushfire collections on Australia Day

CATHOLIC parishes across Australia are preparing to dig deep with special bushfire collections at Masses over the Australia Day weekend.  The national Church action is in support of the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal, and to aid efforts connecting people in need with people who can help. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge announced the collection on January 7, saying: ... Read More »

Marist Fathers farewelled in Gladstone after 118 years

Marist Fathers farewelled in Gladstone

GLADSTONE parish said farewell to the last Marist Fathers who served the parish for 118 years at celebrations on November 23 and 24. Since 1901, there had been a succession of priests who ministered to the people of the city and the outlying towns and communities.  Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy said the presence of the Marist Fathers in the diocese ... Read More »

Real-world problems used as focus for learning

SCIENCE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at St Mary’s College, Toowoomba, uses real-world problems to spark curiosity and teach. This is reinforced through integrated learning in the classroom whilst also providing extra-curricular opportunities for boys.  This includes a timetabled STEM class for Year 9s where they concentrate on solving real-world issues throughout Term 3, before competing in the international First ... Read More »

St Benedict’s named an eco winner in Townsville

GOING green goes gold as St Benedict’s Catholic School, Shaw, is presented with the 2019 Townsville Catholic Education Sustainability Award.  The award recognised the contribution of schools to sustainable practices in curriculum, school grounds, management of resources and community involvement. Townsville Catholic Education director of learning and teaching Peter Stower said St Benedict’s demonstrated a strong focus on environmental issues, ... Read More »

Wavell Heights principal wins top Catholic education award

Nick Hurley

NICK Hurley has been named the 2019 Neil Bloxsidge Leadership Award winner at the annual Brisbane Catholic Education Leadership Dinner held at the Royal International Convention Centre. Named in honour of former colleague Neil Bloxsidge, the BCE Leadership Team presents the award annually to someone who demonstrated the qualities of the BCE Leadership Framework at an outstanding level or has ... Read More »

Coomera’s new Catholic school officially blessed and opened

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has blessed and officially opened St Joseph’s College, Coomera. Archbishop Coleridge told the foundation students, teachers and parents it was important to bless their college. “Not everyone blesses a new school,” he said. “But it’s one of those Catholic things we do to say this land on which the school stands is holy ground. “It’s not ... Read More »

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