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Famous faces read for Book Week

Real role models at Darra

ELEVEN “famous faces” from Brisbane read their favourite books to 485 excited students from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School, Darra during last week’s Book Week celebrations.The school welcomed author Richard Newsome, Brisbane Catholic Education executive director Pam Betts, rugby league great  Darren Lockyer, Brisbane Lions player Daniel Merrett, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, former student and actress in ... Read More »

Schools sleepout to help raise awareness of homelessness

Homelessness Eye-opener

FORTY Catholic schools across Queensland decided to “sleep rough” this winter for the fourth St Vincent de Paul Schools Sleepout. Schools from Hervey Bay through to Ipswich, and further up north to Cairns, organised a Sleepout.The sleepout gives students a chance to embrace solidarity for homeless and houseless Australians by sleeping one night in the cold.St Vincent de Paul also ... Read More »

St Brigid’s jump to help health centre

St Brigids showjumping students

FOUR students from St Brigid’s Primary School, Rosewood have starred at the ninth Annual Matthew Flinders Anglican College Schools’ Challenge Open Showjumping Competition at Nambour Showgrounds.On August 17, students from 48 schools, totalling 150 riders, competed in three rounds of jumping for individual height class champion and combined for a team’s perpetual trophy. This event is a major fund raiser ... Read More »

St Finbarr’s praying for peace

St Finbarr praying for peace

Students at St Finbarr’s School, Ashgrove, have remembered the victims of atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the end of the Second World War at a liturgy.A group of Year 7 students organised the school’s Hiroshima Peace Day liturgy to allow staff and students to reflect on the message of bringing peace to the world.The liturgy coincided with the annual ... Read More »

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