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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 »

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 »

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 »

Catholic Education Week begins – Queensland schools celebrate their ‘many voices, one Spirit’

THE great diversity of Queensland’s 306 Catholic schools will be the focus of this year’s Catholic Education Week, which runs from July 28 to August 3.The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Many Voices. One Spirit.” Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said the theme reflected the broad range of social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds of ... Read More »

QATSIF scholarships open, encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to lead the way

BUILDING tomorrow’s leaders – the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation has enjoyed great success in recent years and has just opened its 11th round of scholarships. The foundation supports Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their completion of Years 11 and 12. QATSIF secretariat director Michael Nayler said last year the foundation took on 1416 new graduates ... Read More »

Becoming a champion is not a piece of cake, athletes at Trinity College are committed to eat right

CHAMPIONS throughout the history of sport rarely make it on their own; they’re supported by coaches, trainers and support staff that bring out their best – a philosophy embraced at Trinity College, Beenleigh, through its Talented Athletes Program. High-profile sports nutritionist Sally Anderson, an advisor to many of Australia’s national sporting bodies and who works closely with many elite athletes, ... Read More »

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