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Confusion and stress growing for international student body

Queensland Filipino Youth Association mentoring officer Seb Narciso.

WHILE COVID-19 restrictions have eased, uncertainty facing university students had not, and a Queensland student mentor said supporting them was all about meeting the essentials. Queensland Filipino Youth Association mentoring officer Seb Narciso, who graduated from the University of Queensland in December, said students were anxious about a combination of “long-term and short-term financial complications”. Day-to-day cost of living was ... Read More »

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 »

Arts students hit hardest by government changes to university fees

A CATHOLIC academic has defended the value of popular arts degrees after the Federal Government announced sweeping changes to high education funding aimed at producing “job-ready graduates”. “It’s a shame to send a message that the humanities aren’t worthwhile in terms of career,” Campion College president Paul Morrissey said, after Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan outlined a new fees structure ... Read More »

Brisbane students tell Plenary Council planners what they want for the Church

A BRISBANE student plenary assembly – the first held in Australia – has identified greater inclusion and equality for women, and a need for priests to be more tech-savvy as key issues for the Church today. “We are facing a crisis and we want to face it together, because the Catholic Church is important for Australia as a whole,” Brisbane ... Read More »

Climate strikers take to the streets around the world

STUDENTS mingled with grandparents, mothers with strollers, and workers in Hi-Vis vests. In 115 cities and towns across Australia, and across the globe to United Nations headquarters in New York, millions rallied under the broad banner of “School Strike for Climate” on September 20 to confront the climate crisis and press for change. They represented all ages and all walks ... Read More »

QATSIF scholarships open, encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to lead the way

BUILDING tomorrow’s leaders – the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation has enjoyed great success in recent years and has just opened its 11th round of scholarships. The foundation supports Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their completion of Years 11 and 12. QATSIF secretariat director Michael Nayler said last year the foundation took on 1416 new graduates ... Read More »

Mount Alvernia students rally for refugees, raising awareness for people in detention centres

CATHOLIC students at Mount Alvernia College, Kedron, rallied in support of greater human rights of boat people when they marked National Refugee Week (June 14-24). “It’s something very relevant to us as Australians because of our treatment of refugees held in detention centres,” college outreach captain Maya Ballantine said. “If there is injustice in our country we have to acknowledge ... Read More »

Thousands of Catholic students to flood into Queensland schools by 2036

Nudgee College library

QUEENSLAND will need to build enough schools or expand existing campuses to cope with a projected influx of an extra 47,000 Catholic students by 2036. Based on population growth projections, the Queensland Catholic Education Commission predicts that by 2036, the number of additional students in the Catholic sector would increase by 32 per cent to 194,000. QCEC executive director Dr ... Read More »

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