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School children join global prayer relay for its recent Australia leg

MANY school children joined the Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020 for its Australian leg recently. Held on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19, the annual event is promoted by the international Worldpriest organisation and prays for the sanctification of priests and the Pope’s intentions. About 25 people gathered at Broken Bay diocese’s Our Lady of ... Read More »

Livestream Mass celebrates 100 years of Stuartholme in St Madeleine Sophie’s care

SISTERS of the Sacred Heart tuned in from Indonesia and interstate to a livestream Mass celebrating the feast of St Madeleine Sophie Barat and the centenary of Stuartholme School, Toowong, on May 25. Toowong parish priest Fr Wrex Woolnough celebrated the Mass joined by students, both boarders at their homes and day-students in classrooms, staff and Sacred Heart sisters. Sacred ... Read More »

Smiling faces as students head back to classes and see friends after six weeks at home under restrictions

FOR families across Australia, it’s back to some state of normal, with a return to school welcomed after six weeks at home as part of enforced COVID-19 restrictions. “There were lots of smiling faces, and students are just happy to be back with their friends,” Southern Cross Catholic College’s communications and marketing co-ordinator Majella Thompson, said. “It’s that social contact ... Read More »

School principals under extreme stress, including from physical violence, well before pandemic

A HIGH-LEVEL Australian education survey says “we should be nationally ashamed” of steadily increasing rates of offensive behaviour in schools and other frontline professions, as well as domestic violence. “Australia needs to have an adult conversation about the root causes of this behaviour and set about addressing them at every level of society,” the newly-released Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety ... Read More »

Queensland’s Catholic schools focused on family support, not fast-tracking return to school

AMID COVID-19 restrictions being eased across the community, Queensland’s 307 Catholic schools won’t take up a federal government “incentive” to fast-track school funding to restart face-to-face teaching by the end of the month. “We want to focus on supporting the students, supporting our families and ensuring the pandemic has the minimal impact on the wellbeing of students and their learning,” ... Read More »

Government offers more help for drought-stricken families with children in Catholic schools

Hard times

DROUGHT-affected families with children enrolled in Catholic schools will continue to receive Federal Government support with a further boost of $8.2 million announced last week. As the nation’s largest non-government education provider with 1746 schools, Catholic schools have been allocated a further $8.2 million on top of the initial $10 million in funding announced by the Government on November 7 ... Read More »

St Mary’s gets ready to defend its shield title heading into Confraternity Carnival in Bundaberg

ALMOST a thousand Catholic school students from across Queensland will head for Bundaberg this weekend as rugby league’s famous Confraternity Carnival returns home for its 40th staging. “Confro”, as it has become known since its first staging in Bundaberg in 1980, has become a rugby league nursery, with half of this year’s Queensland State of Origin squad graduating from the ... Read More »

Church voices weigh in on confusion over some Catholic schools teaching gender-neutral prayers

Student in a classroom

A CANON lawyer has spoken out about the correct form of prayers, after a mainstream media furore about some Brisbane Catholic girls’ schools teaching gender-neutral descriptions to replace traditional terms like “Lord”, “Father”, and “Son” during prayers. “My observation is that many teachers in Catholic schools don’t know the Catholic faith, and Catholics among them don’t practise the Catholic faith, ... Read More »

Eight Catholic schools trial heating system that uses earth as a form of radiator and battery

Mt Maria College students study new energy plan

BRISBANE’S Mt Maria College is earning top marks when it comes to producing clean energy and taking on the ecological challenges of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. It’s one of eight Brisbane Catholic Education pilot schools introducing a Living Laudato Si’ energy reduction and management plan and, in so doing, working towards big power savings and state-of-the-art clean energy solutions. ... Read More »

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