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Students cheer for Jesus after seeing mysterious skywriting

THE first letters “T” and “R” had students almost certain the skywriting pilot was going to spell out United States President Donald Trump’s surname as they looked skyward from their oval at Holy Cross School, Wooloowin, last Wednesday morning. By the time the full phrase was spelled out – “Trust in Jesus” – students had gone up with a roar, ... Read More »

NAIDOC WEEK: “Moa Island will always be homeland for me”

ISAIAH Levi visited Moa Island, in the Torres Strait, for the first time when he was 16 and he immediately felt at home. Moa Island is the home of his family on his mother’s side. Isaiah, 18, is a Year 12 student at St Columban’s College, Caboolture, and he told his story as part of Brisbane Catholic Education’s Deadly Yarns ... Read More »

St Mary’s College family bids farewell to principal of 10 years

PRINCIPAL Michael Newman said he was “deeply humbled” when students, parents, staff, guests, principals from other schools and old boys gathered for a surprise farewell as he finished up at St Mary’s College, Toowoomba, after 10 years. A video was compiled with staff sending in messages and sharing memories from his time at the college. Toowoomba Catholic Schools executive director ... Read More »

Language lessons at St Rita’s College take up international advice on new teaching strategies in pandemic

LANGUAGE students at a Brisbane’s St Rita’s College are benefiting from a variety of new teaching strategies shared by teachers from across the globe during the COVID-19 lockdown. The college’s Japanese teacher Chani-Alia Murtagh said she had been following language teachers in different countries for inspiration via Instagram. “It was a great way to look at different international teaching strategies,” ... Read More »

Real-world problems used as focus for learning

SCIENCE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at St Mary’s College, Toowoomba, uses real-world problems to spark curiosity and teach. This is reinforced through integrated learning in the classroom whilst also providing extra-curricular opportunities for boys.  This includes a timetabled STEM class for Year 9s where they concentrate on solving real-world issues throughout Term 3, before competing in the international First ... Read More »

Coomera’s new Catholic school officially blessed and opened

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has blessed and officially opened St Joseph’s College, Coomera. Archbishop Coleridge told the foundation students, teachers and parents it was important to bless their college. “Not everyone blesses a new school,” he said. “But it’s one of those Catholic things we do to say this land on which the school stands is holy ground. “It’s not ... Read More »

Shared commitment supports equity in learning

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic education sector has signed up to a commitment to ensure access to education for young people who need an alternative to conventional schooling pathways. Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive Director Dr Lee-Anne Perry recently co-signed the commitment, alongside representatives of the state and independent school sectors. The statement of commitment Quality Pathways for all young people: A commitment ... Read More »

Catholic Education Week begins – Queensland schools celebrate their ‘many voices, one Spirit’

THE great diversity of Queensland’s 306 Catholic schools will be the focus of this year’s Catholic Education Week, which runs from July 28 to August 3.The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Many Voices. One Spirit.” Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said the theme reflected the broad range of social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds of ... Read More »

QATSIF scholarships open, encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to lead the way

BUILDING tomorrow’s leaders – the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation has enjoyed great success in recent years and has just opened its 11th round of scholarships. The foundation supports Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their completion of Years 11 and 12. QATSIF secretariat director Michael Nayler said last year the foundation took on 1416 new graduates ... Read More »

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