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Children’s book on screen time a novel idea for concerned parents

WHEN Brisbane teacher Jesse Hewitt worked in a kindergarten last year, a common issue he heard over and over again from parents was how to wean children off a bad screen obsession. “A lot of parents were coming up to me having this conversation (about screen time) saying it was affecting their children’s behaviour, their sleeping pattern, and of course ... Read More »

Zach Woodward’s podcast could help teachers evangelise in the classroom

WHEN Zach Woodward made the transition from Catholic youth ministry to school teacher, he stumbled on the question of how to pass on the faith to his students without losing them on the first day. The primary school teacher realised by trial and error that his youth ministry experience meant nothing in the classroom if he wasn’t working hard on ... Read More »

Support network for graduate teachers more important than ever during pandemic

AS if embarking on a new career wasn’t enough of a challenge, graduate teachers were thrown into uncharted territory because of COVID-19, and schools moved to online learning. During her recent fortnightly meeting with the college’s graduate teachers, St Rita’s College deputy principal studies Maree Trims noticed that professional learning meetings for beginning teachers had been cancelled due to pandemic ... Read More »

‘This is no way for a child to grow up’: Catholic teacher talks of heartbreaking mission in Iraq

Ora Duffley with a child in northern Iraq

BRISBANE Catholic teacher Ora Duffley has returned from a confronting few weeks on mission helping Christian refugees in northern Iraq. Miss Duffley set off before Easter to join the French Catholic mission SOS Chrétiens d’Orient, working hand in hand with local people and parishes on the ground. Even though she was well-read on the ongoing war against ISIS, she said ... Read More »

Remembering Roberta, the teacher who loved pink

McShane family

EVERYTHING Roberta McShane owned was hot pink, even her car. On April 4 last year, the Catholic school teacher asked her mum, Dot McShane, to bring the car to the hospital for one last spin around the block. “That was the first time she said to me, ‘It’s time for me to go mum but I want to get the ... Read More »

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