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Principal – St Rita’s School, South Johnstone

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Catholic School leaders for this leadership position within the Cairns Diocese. St Rita’s Primary School, South Johsntone is a small rural township situated 100km south of Cairns and 9km south-east of Innisfail. St Rita’s offers a co-education in the Catholic tradi- tion to 112 students from Prep to Year 6. St Rita’s ... Read More »

St Clare’s Parish School – Principal

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Catholic School leaders for this leadership position within the Cairns Diocese. St Clare’s School, Tully is a co-educational school situated 150km south of Cairns catering for Prep to Year 6 students. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, Tully is only 20kms from picturesque Mission Beach and the surrounding islands. St Clare’s caters for ... Read More »

Classroom Teacher – St Joseph’s Parish School, Weipa

St Joseph’s Parish School is the newest Prep to Year 6 Catholic primary school in Weipa opening in 2016. Catholic Education anticipates the school will play an active role in the life of the Weipa and Napranum communities. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for this position. Intending applicants must:  Be fully supportive of the ethos of ... Read More »

Third Paralympics looms for unsung ‘tough guy’

CAMERON Carr doesn’t sound tough. He’s softly spoken, painting his words with a gentle smile that would make any mum proud. His handshake won’t cut the circulation to your fingers. To those who don’t know him, he can seem shy. But Cameron Carr is one of the toughest blokes in Brisbane. Not that he’ll tell you that. You’ll work it ... Read More »

Clinton puts faith in Catholic running mate

Hillary Clinton Senator Tim Kaine

AMERICAN presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has chosen a Catholic running mate, adding another layer to the Democrats’ hopes of wooing Catholic voters ahead of the November election. Mrs Clinton last weekend announced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential selection, days after her Republican rival Donald Trump paired with evangelical Christian and former Catholic Mike Pence. The announcements have sparked fresh ... Read More »

St Michael’s mourns loss of “loved and respected” teacher

Andrew Colby

A GOLD Coast Catholic school is mourning the sudden loss of a popular teacher, who collapsed during an Australian Rules game last weekend. St Michael’s College, Merrimac, announced on Monday that teacher Andrew Colbey had died while playing for Coolangatta Masters in a match at Springwood. The 45-year-old father was described by St Michael’s College as “a much loved and ... Read More »

Students sing praises of Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Anthem

AN excited chamber choir from All Saints’ Primary School, Albany Creek, joined voices with Australian singer/songwriter Josh Arnold for a new song to launch Catholic Education Week in Queensland. The catchy anthem, titled Catholic Schools in Queensland, celebrates the work and achievements of Queensland’s Catholic schools. Catholic school authorities in each of the five dioceses, together with the Queensland Catholic ... Read More »

Sisters dedicated to offering “full spectrum” of retirement options

ST Paul de Chartres Residential Aged Care and Retirement Units are owned and operated by the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres – Australia. The sisters are well known in the Brisbane community for their years of dedication serving the aged which has led them to achieve their dream of being able to offer a full spectrum of accommodation options ... Read More »

Queensland schools opening doors in the Year of Mercy

QUEENSLAND’S 300 Catholic school communities are taking up the challenge to find new ways of opening doors for students, parents, staff and the broader community as they celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 24-30. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Lee-Anne Perry said the week of celebration was a time to focus on the achievements of Catholic schools across the ... Read More »

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