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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 »

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 »

Catholic school students ready for lessons at home during Term 2

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic school students will be learning at home for the first five weeks of Term 2, with schools only open for the children of essential workers. The measures are in line with arrangements announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to slow the spread of COVID-19. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said Catholic schools had spent many ... Read More »

Escaping conflict and encampment, African refugees rise to leadership and strive to put God first

ONE of Brisbane’s oldest schools has for the first time named two African refugees as college captains, identifying the pair as leaders strongly committed to their faith and to Catholic social justice. The new captains at Brisbane’s inner-city St James College are Mariam Ajang, born in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family fled war-torn Sudan, and Paul Paul, ... Read More »

New schools up and down the coast are opening their doors for their first year

TWO new Queensland Catholic schools are set to open their doors on Wednesday, January 29. St Joseph’s College, Coomera, and Good Samaritan Catholic College, Bli Bli, will welcome their first students in the coming week. St Joseph’s principal Paul Begg said everything was ready for Wednesday’s start. “The staff start on Monday, but they’re all pretty excited as well, so ... Read More »

Fertility classes the missing link in Catholic school sexuality programs

Catholic couple Simon and Nicky Ashley

CATHOLIC teacher Simon Ashley believes fertility classes taught by Catholic educators would not only help improve Australia’s low birth rate, but also set teenagers up for healthier relationships in their adult life. Mr Ashley, a Brisbane Catholic teacher who is developing a nuptial formation course for teachers, parents and parishes, made his comments following a call to introduce fertility classes ... Read More »

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