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LNP unveils commitment to maintain recurrent funding to Catholic schools

CATHOLIC schools have welcomed election commitments from both major parties – although Labor and LNP have differing approaches to supporting education funding. Two days before polling, the LNP unveiled its commitment to maintain recurrent funding to Catholic schools at the current level of 22.45 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard over the next four years if the party wins ... Read More »

Catholic schools leader to help tackle cyberbullying in Queensland Premier’s task force

cyberbullying

RECOMMENDATIONS from the Catholic education sector on how to deal with the rise of cyberbullying in schools will be considered by a new Queensland Government task force. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry was announced as one of the 14 members of the Queensland Anti-Bullying Task Force, which will make recommendations for community and government action to ... Read More »

Former judge who served as Commissioner for NT Royal Commission to lead QCEC

Margaret White

DISTINGUISHED former judge and law lecturer Margaret White is to be the new chair of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission from next month. The first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Queensland, Mrs White retired from the bench in 2013, then in 2016 took on the high-profile role of Commissioner in the Royal Commission into the Protection and ... Read More »

New role for parent body leader Carmel Nash

Carmel Nash

FUNDING uncertainty in Catholic schools is a major concern for the newest member of the national peak body overseeing government and Church relations for Australian Catholic education. Carmel Nash, who is the executive director for the Federation of Parents and Friends Queensland, was appointed to the National Catholic Education Commission on October 25. Mrs Nash replaced Ann Bliss for a ... Read More »

How this young woman survives working in a male-dominated career

Gemma Hartwig knows all too well the challenges of being a young woman working in a trade. An 18-year-old diesel fitter, who attended Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, Dalby, is grateful for the opportunity to follow a Vocational Education Training pathway, which led to a trade apprenticeship. However, she told a VET Symposium 2016, organised by Queensland Catholic ... Read More »

Toowoomba muso Josh Arnold strikes a chord with Catholic schools

Josh Arnold

JOSH Arnold grew up on the Darling Downs learning about farming and music and attending a small Catholic school in Tara. It was fertile ground for a singer-songwriter inspired by the wide open spaces and endless skies, and who has just released a song titled Catholic Schools in Queensland. The song is a celebration of the work and achievements of Queensland’s 300 ... Read More »

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