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Teaching in a Catholic School: Nurturing Faith, Wisdom, and Community
Teaching in a Catholic School: Nurturing Faith, Wisdom, and Community
28 February 2024

The Catholic school is an educational community where learning, culture, faith and life find a meeting place. It is a place for learning and teaching that seeks to nurture and develop the faith of individuals in ways that are mindful of their cultural and religious identity. Making every child&rsqu

Improving Reading Culture Among Students
Improving Reading Culture Among Students
8 January 2024 | By Amanda Banister and Rachael Hood

Townsville Catholic Education (TCE) believes that literacy is a human right intrinsically important for human development and well-being and works with school staff to develop a strong reading culture in all of our schools. Reading is fundamental to a student’s ability to engage and learn at

The Role of Technology in Modern Education
The Role of Technology in Modern Education
19 December 2023

It’s no secret that technology is now an integral part of the way we live, work and learn. Information has never been more accessible with the help of the internet and its vast sources of knowledge at the click (or tap) of a button. Naturally, the benefits of technology have transformed the wa

What's Catholic About Parental Engagement?
1 December 2023

Article source: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19422539.2023.2276919 Introduction This article will examine the concept of parental engagement in young people’s learning, as it relates to practice within Catholic schools. This examination will utilise the lens of Catholic S

St Clare’s Catholic School Students Embrace LittleScribe Mini-Writing Festival
St Clare’s Catholic School Students Embrace LittleScribe Mini-Writing Festival
29 November 2023

In an effort to improve and develop writing skills amongst their students, St Clare's Catholic School recently participated in Australia's largest online, interactive writing festival for schools, the LittleScribe Mini-Writing Festival. The festival, which took place in Term 3, saw Year 2 and Year 4

Sextortion Safety Information from the Australian Federal Police
29 November 2023

In the lead up to the end of year school holidays, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) is asking education departments to share important safety information within their departments and school communities to help prevent

The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning in Education
The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning in Education
6 November 2023

The importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in education cannot be understated. According to the national Australian Curriculum, SEL is one of the key building blocks in any form of education. A recent study demonstrated that students who received social and emotional learning in their edu

Bringing Bush Tucker Back: How St Benedict's Students Make a Difference Through STEM and Design Thinking
Bringing Bush Tucker Back: How St Benedict's Students Make a Difference Through STEM and Design Thinking
1 November 2023

St Benedict's Catholic School, Shaw entered the STEM Mad competition this year. STEM MAD is a national competition that celebrates STEM learning initiatives, addresses real-world problems and encourages students to make a difference (MAD) in the world by acting for justice and the com

St Peter's Catholic School Receives Major Award in National Festival
St Peter's Catholic School Receives Major Award in National Festival
31 October 2023

St Peter's Catholic School has taken home a National Award for their performance 'Boomerang' as part of the 2023 National Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival.Wakakirri is Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools with 200 taking part in 2023. Participating schools are inspired by the Wa

Catholic Education vs. Public Education: Weighing Up Options
Catholic Education vs. Public Education: Weighing Up Options
30 October 2023

There’s no doubt about it – education has a huge influence on each child's development. When choosing the right school and educational path for your child, there are many factors to consider. One of the biggest decisions parents will have to make will be the type of education – mor

Lego Robotics: Innovative Minds in Action
Lego Robotics: Innovative Minds in Action
26 October 2023 | By Amanda Jones

Townsville Grammar School hosted the annual Townsville Junior Lego Robotics Competition, with a dynamic display of creativity and ingenuity. Teams from schools in Townsville, the Burdekin and Charters Towers participated in this event where young minds were challenged to craft innovative solutions u

Eco Warriors 2023
Eco Warriors 2023
16 October 2023

On Tuesday 12 September, 100 of our local Catholic school student became Eco Warriors, fighting for the environment at our 12th Eco Warriors’ Day.  Eco Warriors’ Day 2023 was held at St Benedict’s Catholic School on Tuesday 12th September from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm.  Stu

Celebrating Catholic Schools’ Contributions to a Greener Future
Celebrating Catholic Schools’ Contributions to a Greener Future
16 October 2023 | By Amanda Banister

Each year, schools are invited to apply for the TCE Sustainability Through Catholic Social Teaching Grant. It recognises the way in which the school responds to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ on caring for our common home through sustainable practices. Laudato Si’ is an encyclical of Po

Why is Faith Based Education Important?
Why is Faith Based Education Important?
9 October 2023

Catholic schools promote an educational philosophy in which faith, culture and life are harmonious.  They build the foundation of faith and spiritual development, learning, teaching and the formation of culture and our society from Jesus Christ. Catholic schools are more than just places where

St Margaret Mary's College celebrates 60 years!
St Margaret Mary's College celebrates 60 years!
27 September 2023

St Margaret Mary’s College celebrated its 60th anniversary last month, bringing together past and present staff members, students, as well as esteemed guests in a series of memorable events.The festivities kicked off on Friday, August 18, with a special Whole School Assembly held in Benedictin

St Mary's Catholic School Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence in Bowen
St Mary's Catholic School Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence in Bowen
26 September 2023

St Mary's Catholic School is celebrating 150 years of dedicated service to the Bowen community in 2023. Since its establishment in 1873, St Mary's has been an enduring symbol of faith, knowledge, and service, providing generations of students with a strong foundation for success. Principal Alicia Ni

Inspirational Pilgrimage To The Holy Land: In The Footsteps Of Jesus
Inspirational Pilgrimage To The Holy Land: In The Footsteps Of Jesus
19 September 2023 | By Neil Helmore

The call of the Holy Land has resonated with devout Christians for centuries, and for a number of staff from Townsville Catholic Education, principals and teachers, it was the perfect way to continue their pilgrimage after attending World Youth Day in Lisbon.This dream they finally re

Healthy Minds Project Continues
Healthy Minds Project Continues
22 August 2023

Students from six local high schools across Townsville came together last month, for the second interactive workshop for the Healthy Minds Project. The project, funded by Rotary Club - Townsville Central, and hosted by Ryan Catholic College, aims to empower students to be ‘Leaders of Change&rs

National Speech Pathology Week
National Speech Pathology Week
22 August 2023 | By Morgan Lund

Speech Pathology Week Promotes the profession and the work done by Speech Pathologists. This year, the theme for Speech Pathology Week is 'Communicating for life'. Did you now that 1 in 7 Australians will have a communication difficulty at some stage in their life? Communication is a basic hum

Group Chats: The Hidden Bullying Epidemic
Group Chats: The Hidden Bullying Epidemic
9 August 2023 | By Krystal Stevens

The significance of social media in the lives of children continues to grow as does their complete dependence on that constant online connection. As a result, there are now real concerns about the number of young people (as young as eight in most cases) that sleep with devices in their room and unde

Reflecting on Catholic Education Week: Bishop Tim's Inspiring Homily
Reflecting on Catholic Education Week: Bishop Tim's Inspiring Homily
8 August 2023

It has been two weeks since we gathered to celebrate Catholic Education Week and reflect on what it means to be a part of this special community. We shared stories, celebrated achievements, and liturgy during the event and it has remained in our hearts ever since. Bishop Tim's homily that day was pa

Exploring Innovations: Robotics Enhancing Student Learning
Exploring Innovations: Robotics Enhancing Student Learning
10 July 2023 | By John Eade

Townsville Catholic Education (TCE) has recently purchased a variety of robotics kits to trial in its Catholic schools. To facilitate this, TCE will make the kits available for schools to borrow, rather than incur the cost of purchase. Collection of the kits will be available from the TCE office in

Celebrating the Dedication and Excellence of Catholic Education Award Nominees
Celebrating the Dedication and Excellence of Catholic Education Award Nominees
5 July 2023

Townsville Catholic Education Celebrates 150 Years of Education in the Townsville Diocese
Townsville Catholic Education Celebrates 150 Years of Education in the Townsville Diocese
28 June 2023

Townsville Catholic Education is delighted to commemorate a significant milestone in its history as it celebrates 150 years of providing quality education to students within the Townsville Diocese. St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand and St Mary’s Catholic School, Bowen are the two e

For our Elders: NAIDOC Mass
For our Elders: NAIDOC Mass
28 June 2023 | By Mary Mudge

Last week, a special celebration took place at St Theresa's Church in Townsville - National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week Mass.  The event, themed "For Our Elders", sought to acknowledge the significant contributions and influence that our elders have and conti

The History of Catholic Education in Australia
The History of Catholic Education in Australia
22 June 2023

Whilst the Townsville Diocese is celebrating 150 years of Catholic education in 2023, Catholic education in Australia began over 200 years ago and was brought into existence through the charity of the Catholic Church and the support of its parishes.  The arrival of Catholic priests and religio

High Potential Learners at Ryan Catholic College, Townsville
5 June 2023 | By Kim Ballinger

HPL is an exciting new program dedicated to Ryan Catholic College’s High Potential Learners. It is a program that is created with a focus on the integration of knowledge, rather than focus on a singular topic of interest. It focuses on Entrepreneurship principles where finding soluti

Digital Accessibility for All
Digital Accessibility for All
5 June 2023 | By Morgan Lund

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is about getting everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. More than one billion people live with disability globally, who are underserved by today’s digital products. Someone with a disability must be able to experien

St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence in Education
St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence in Education
5 June 2023

St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand proudly celebrated a momentous milestone in its rich history with the commemoration of its 150th anniversary last month. This significant achievement not only recognises the school’s steadfast commitment to education but also pays tribute to the en

An Artwork that Inspires: Discovering the Legacy of the Good Samaritan Sisters at St Francis Catholic School, Ayr
An Artwork that Inspires: Discovering the Legacy of the Good Samaritan Sisters at St Francis Catholic School, Ayr
31 May 2023 | By Amanda Jones

“Go and do the same” This quote from the Parable of the Good Samaritan is at the heart of St Francis Catholic School Ayr’s Catholic Identity Model. The Good Samaritan Sisters were welcomed to the Burdekin district in September 1912 and for 84 years contributed to the charism and hi