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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 »

Early education planning – on-site kindergartens would help take some stress out of family life

THE Queensland Catholic Education Commission has started a push to build 80 kindergartens on school grounds across the state – a project that would cost $80 million. The complete-campus approach would see preschools built onsite at about one third of all Catholic schools. It’s a project being championed by Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry, who  said ... Read More »

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