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The dawn of a new era for Lourdes Hill College

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By Emilie Ng AFTER 18 months of changing the Brisbane skyline, Lourdes Hill College in Hawthorne last week officially opened and blessed its new $18 million facilities last week. The Catholic secondary girls’ school’s building project is the largest undertaken in its 98-year history. Growing numbers of students and the introduction of the first Year 7 students in 2015 prompted ... Read More »

College upgrades opened

By Emilie Ng YOUNG women at Mary MacKillop College, Nundah, have been given greater opportunities to change the world with a new million-dollar refurbishment. More than $3 million, including over $1.9 million from the government, has gone into renewing Mary MacKillop College’s grounds to modernise existing facilities and buildings. Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Brian Finnigan blessed the new college grounds and presided ... Read More »

Little footy fans remember loving teacher

By Emilie Ng YOUNG footy fans in Windsor dressed up in their best jerseys during school to remember members of the community who have been battling with cancer. Students and staff at St Mary of the Cross School on Brisbane’s northside took part in the national Footy Colours Day fundraiser to support children with cancer. The fundraiser is organised by Fight ... Read More »

Seton College opens new building

SETON College, Mt Gravatt East, opened their newly constructed St Louise de Marillac building on August 29. The new building will house four Year 7 classrooms and a contemporary visual and performing arts centre. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge led the official blessing and opening of the building at a formal College assembly. Seton College school development manager Julie Whitehouse said ... Read More »

ICT explorers lead the state

A TEAM of excited students from St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Wilston, has again triumphed at this year’s Queensland Young ICT Explorers Competition. It was the second year in a row the school has won the Years 4-5 category in the innovative Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competition for students in Years 4-12, developed by SAP Research and run in conjunction ... Read More »

Kind act food for thought

STUDENTS at St Patrick’s Primary School, Nanango, received plenty of gratitude when they delivered some tasty meals to elderly residents at Shamrock Court. As part of their Catholic Education Week Act of Kindness, the students, with help from tuckshop learning co-ordinator Trudy O’Brien, made some extra helpings of their tuckshop lunchtime menu to serve to the elderly residents living at ... Read More »

Rowan powers to Games gold in Glasgow

By Emilie Ng MISSING out on the Year 11 semi-formal is the small price Rowan Crothers has to pay for being Australia’s newest Commonwealth Games gold medalist and world record holder. The 16-year-old St Laurence’s College student won gold in the para-sport men’s 100 metres freestyle event on July 24 at the recent Glasgow Commonwealth Games. His race also broke the ... Read More »

Kingaroy students dance the night for charity

ST Mary’s College, Kingaroy, held its spectacular Rock on Stage performance to an audience of nearly 1000 on July 25, as part of its Catholic Education Week celebrations. Rock on Stage had performances from each year level and a staff and parent act. It raised funds for the Good Samaritan Sisters’ Bacolod Kindergarten in the Philippines. A school spokesman said ... Read More »

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 »

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