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Marist Fathers farewelled in Gladstone after 118 years

Marist Fathers farewelled in Gladstone

GLADSTONE parish said farewell to the last Marist Fathers who served the parish for 118 years at celebrations on November 23 and 24. Since 1901, there had been a succession of priests who ministered to the people of the city and the outlying towns and communities.  Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy said the presence of the Marist Fathers in the diocese ... 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 »

St Benedict’s named an eco winner in Townsville

GOING green goes gold as St Benedict’s Catholic School, Shaw, is presented with the 2019 Townsville Catholic Education Sustainability Award.  The award recognised the contribution of schools to sustainable practices in curriculum, school grounds, management of resources and community involvement. Townsville Catholic Education director of learning and teaching Peter Stower said St Benedict’s demonstrated a strong focus on environmental issues, ... Read More »

Catholic principal’s Melbourne Cup win a slice of joy for Aussie battlers

take and vow and Warwick principal Kort Goodman

AGAINST all odds, the Melbourne Cup did not pass into the hands of media moguls or foreign princes, but a bunch of Aussie battlers from drought-torn places like Gympie and Warwick. Among them was Assumption College, Warwick, principal Kort Goodman. “(It was) an amazing feeling and really quite surreal; we were obviously initially ecstatic but then really pinching ourselves,” Mr ... Read More »

Townsville Catholics to welcome new priest tonight

TOWNSVILLE Deacon Emene Kelemete will be ordained at Ignatius Park College on October 31. In the lead-up to the ordination, Deacon Kelemete said his family life played a significant role in his path to priesthood. His family was something that encouraged him “to recognise the love of Christ in my life”, he said in a video on Townsville diocese’s Facebook ... Read More »

Former Queensland teacher takes final vows in Ganmain Dominican community

WHEN Jacqueline Ramsey got her first job as a teacher in 2008, she could have never imagined standing at the front of a classroom in a white habit. But that is exactly the life Sr Mary Dominica Ramsey has chosen with the Conventual Sisters of St Dominic in Ganmain. The former Queensland teacher from a family of nine professed her ... Read More »

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