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Refugee who escaped West-African war zone among Queensland Day award winners

IF Binta Lamin could remember the first three years of her life, they might be overshadowed by pictures of her family rehabilitating from a bloody and horrific war zone. The Year 12 student from Lourdes Hill College was born in Guinea after her mother, a Sierra Leone native, fled from the devastating 11-year-long civil war. The war killed an estimated ... Read More »

Governor-General and wife speak to Lourdes Hill trail-blazers in virtual Q&A session

LOURDES Hill College student leaders jumped at the chance to sit down with Governor-General David Hurley and his wife Linda Hurley for a COVID-19 virtual question and answer session. College captains Katie and Samara and middle school leader Grace asked questions focused on leadership and sustainability. Mr and Mrs Hurley had sage advice on personal questions too. Grace asked the ... Read More »

Tributes flow for Aboriginal elder and woman of service Aunty Joan Hendriks

RESPECTED Aboriginal elder and educator Aunty Joan Hendriks is being remembered for a deep commitment to her culture, promoting reconciliation, and as a guiding light in understanding Aboriginal Creation spirituality and Christian faith. The revered Ngugi woman, one of the three clan groups of the Quandamooka people of south-east Queensland’s Moreton Bay, died peacefully on Australia Day. “A heartfelt farewell ... Read More »

Child asylum seeker finds holiday heaven away from Nauru ‘hell’

art with child refugees

“IT was like you’re living in hell.” This is how a chatty 11-year-old Iranian asylum seeker described the five years she spent in detention on Nauru. “Because it’s really hard,” Esta* said. “After 7pm you can’t go out because it’s not safe – they might hide in the bush and attack you.” Esta was five when she and her family ... Read More »

Mikayla-Haze Adams-Houston: ‘I can be a spokeswoman for all my people’

Mikayla-Haze Adams-Houston

ABORIGINAL woman Mikayla-Haze Adams-Houston has put her North Stradbroke Island people on the map after being named a finalist for the Queensland Training Awards. The Year 11 student from Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, is a finalist for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year in the Queensland Training Awards’ metropolitan region. Miss Adams-Houston was nominated after completing ... Read More »

Ethiopian adoptee to raise money for nuns who nursed her as a baby

Mehret and Joanne Lumb

ETHIOPIAN adoptee Mehret Lumb is planning a surprise gift for a group of religious sisters who stepped in to keep her alive when she was just three weeks old. Mehret, who is in Year 8 at Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, is hoping to give a religious order in charge of an orphanage in Ethiopia, the Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of ... Read More »

Torres Strait beauty shines in Australia’s first Aboriginal Model Search

Temanu O'Brien-Schmidt

INDIGENOUS beauty Temanu O’Brien-Schmidt is planning to put the “small islands” of the Torres Strait on the map if she becomes Australia’s next Aboriginal Supermodel. The Torres Strait Islander and Lourdes Hill College Year 8 student was selected as a national finalist for the first Aboriginal Model Search in Australia, to be held in Sydney on October 1. “I first ... Read More »

Lourdes Hill staff mark on international pilgrimages for 100th anniversary celebrations

HUNDREDS of secondary school staff have spread around the globe to mark the centenary of one of the first Good Samaritan high schools in Brisbane. More than 150 staff members from Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, embarked on international, national and local pilgrimages to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school community. Lourdes Hill College, named after the famous site of ... Read More »

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