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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 »

Students make global connections at Catholic Mission liturgy

SNAGS, soccer and smiles – St Stephen’s Cathedral was packed with students and teachers from 14 schools across Brisbane archdiocese celebrating an Extraordinary Missionary Month liturgy. The annual celebration, which is held each year on the Wednesday following World Mission Sunday, coincided with the launch of Socktober, Catholic Mission’s school fundraising initiative. Cathedral associate pastor Fr Odinaka Nwadike, who celebrated ... Read More »

Brisbane Frassati mustering up young men’s faith for 10 years

THE Frassati Fraternity in Australia, based in Brisbane’s Annerly Ekibin parish, has built a community of faithful Catholic men. For 10 years, it has reached out to guide young men under the patronage of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. The fraternity recently held its first muster since its formation in 2011; the muster was a time to come together, count their ... Read More »

New Inala parish priest says community rich with multicultural gifts

THE multicultural community of St Mark’s Parish, Inala, turned out in force recently for the installation of new parish priest Divine Word Missionaries Father Boni Buahendri. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the installation Mass, in front of a packed congregation of more than 600. Fr Buahendri, originally from Indonesia, said he felt “very warmly welcomed”. “It was really wonderful,” he ... Read More »

Shared commitment supports equity in learning

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic education sector has signed up to a commitment to ensure access to education for young people who need an alternative to conventional schooling pathways. Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive Director Dr Lee-Anne Perry recently co-signed the commitment, alongside representatives of the state and independent school sectors. The statement of commitment Quality Pathways for all young people: A commitment ... Read More »

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