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Grandparents go back to school

STORIES of the past came alive for students at Guardian Angels’ School, Wynnum, when grandparents joined them for Catholic Education Week celebrations. After a community liturgy on July 25, the grandparents sat with the students, either in classrooms or outside on blankets donated by a local business, to tell their stories. Every 10 minutes the groups changed so the students ... Read More »

iPads a reward for successful Beach-a-thon fundraiser effort

PRINCIPAL at Marymount Catholic Primary School, Burleigh Waters, Greg Casey paid the price for a successful Beach-a-thon 2014 fundraiser to raise money for iPads. Some lucky students took great delight in burying him neck-deep in sand at Tugun Beach. The school completed their biggest fundraising event of the year, walking along the beach from Tugun SLSC (Surf Life Saving Club) ... Read More »

Kokoda walk a big challenge for Seton students

TWELVE students and three teachers from Seton College, Upper Mt Gravatt, are preparing to take on the 48km Jim Stillman Cup Kokoda Challenge this weekend (July 19 and 20). The teams of four Year 11 and 12 students and their teacher leaders will walk across rugged Gold Coast hinterland terrain with a 31-hour time limit (average time taken is 14 ... Read More »

Vital lessons learned about alcohol

A RESEARCH project being rolled out across secondary schools is helping change attitudes towards alcohol use and abuse amongst teenagers. Griffith University’s new Game On: Know Alcohol is a social marketing program designed to allow teenagers to have hands-on experience while learning about alcohol. Aimed at Year 10 students, and run across 20 Catholic schools in Queensland, the one-day research ... Read More »

Students experience education in the ‘olden days’

YEAR 6 students at St Peter’s School, Caboolture, took a trip down memory lane to witness life in a Catholic school in the early 1900s. The school day began for the students with strict uniform checks, shortly followed by prayer and a reciting from the catechism. Within the early 20th Century school day was an authentic early 20th Century classroom ... Read More »

Scholarship helps fulfil university dreams

DREAMS of a career in teaching are now within reach for two Indigenous students thanks to a More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative Scholarship. Tarni Davis and Sinead Grehan, who completed Year 12 in 2013, were successful in applying for the MATSITI scholarship, jointly sponsored by Brisbane Catholic Education and the Federal Government. The aim of the scholarship ... Read More »

Daring student raises money for her young palliative friend

By Thera Hobbs A YEAR Five St Eugene College, Burpengary student was considered “daring” after calling on her school community to help raise money for a suffering friend. Chelsea Prince asked her school to “donate a dollar” for a fundraising day in May to help her friend Miranda Crawley who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that has left ... Read More »

St Francis right for Crestmead

By Emilie Ng MARK Fogarty believes St Francis of Assisi is the perfect saint to guide the Catholic community in Crestmead. The head of St Francis College Crestmead’s secondary campus, who is retiring on June 27, has spent almost 25 years trying to understand their saintly patron better. “You could have had all sorts of saints as your guiding light, but ... Read More »

St Mary’s cracks the whip

VISITORS to this year’s Rural Discovery Day at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds were treated to some ear-splitting whip-cracking by talented students from St Mary’s College, Kingaroy. As they cracked their whips, including a massive bull whip, the sound could be heard reverberating around the showgrounds by the audience of primary school students from city schools, including a group from St Finbarr’s ... Read More »

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