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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 »

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 »

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