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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 »

‘Love of God’ triumphs in Brigidine College, celebrating nine decades of life and learning

FROM its impoverished beginnings in one room of a convent to a chorus of 800 voices overflowing a cathedral 90 years later, the story of Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, has been one of strength and gentleness. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the college’s 90-year anniversary Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on February 8, with Dominican Father Pan Jordan, Fr Neville Yun ... Read More »

Escaping conflict and encampment, African refugees rise to leadership and strive to put God first

ONE of Brisbane’s oldest schools has for the first time named two African refugees as college captains, identifying the pair as leaders strongly committed to their faith and to Catholic social justice. The new captains at Brisbane’s inner-city St James College are Mariam Ajang, born in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family fled war-torn Sudan, and Paul Paul, ... Read More »

Moving from OP to ATAR on track for all Brisbane Catholic Education schools

A NEW pathway to tertiary study for Queensland’s senior students is coming and Brisbane Catholic Education schools are prepared for the changeover. From 2019, a student who starts Year 11 in Queensland will graduate Year 12 with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), replacing the Overall Position (OP). An ATAR is a number ranging between 99.95 (highest) to zero (lowest) ... Read More »

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