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Leading the way in Indigenous Education
Leisa Leon

23 June 2022

By Leisa Leon

Leading the way in Indigenous Education

When it comes to Indigenous Education, Townsville Catholic schools strive to deliver an engaging educational experience, through opportunity, strategic support, and celebration of culture. Students are at the centre of all that we do, whether that is supporting our students’ educational goals,

Relay for Life at Burdekin Catholic High School

23 June 2022

By Antonetta Dalle Cort

Relay for Life at Burdekin Catholic High School

On July 30th, Burdekin Catholic High School has over fourteen Year 7 students registered to participate in Relay for Life. The entire Year 7 cohort has supported these students by organising a sweets stall to raise money for the relay.  The sweets stall is held during second break each day and

Surviving the School Holidays - helpful tips
Nyree Buchanan

22 June 2022

By Nyree Buchanan

Surviving the School Holidays - helpful tips

Fashion students at SMMC take on a new (wild) adventure
Marianne Milani

22 June 2022

By Marianne Milani

Fashion students at SMMC take on a new (wild) adventure

We have all heard the saying in theatre, ‘never work with children or animals’, the courageous Year 12 Fashion students at St Margaret Mary’s College are bravely doing both.  Led by local theatre director, Carla Lejarraga and head of costume designs, Judy Atzeni and with the s

From Little Things, Big Things Grow

10 June 2022

By Kathy Park

From Little Things, Big Things Grow

From the humble covered sport shelter to the magnificent Benedictine Place, St Margaret Mary’s College delighted in the official Opening and Blessing of our brand-new facilities on Thursday 2 June. The community came together to witness the Apostolic Nuncio in Australia, Archbishop Charles Bal

PE Teacher by Day...Rugby League Star by Night
Alisha Foord

8 June 2022

By Alisha Foord

PE Teacher by Day...Rugby League Star by Night

Get to know Alisha Foord, PE teacher at Good Shepherd Catholic School, Rasmussen and part of the Gold Stars 2022 Squad. How long have you been a teacher?I began teaching in term 2, 2021. I am currently in my second year of teaching. What made you want to become a teacher?I have always love

Fundraising drive for the people of Ukraine
Hailey Penna-Collins

7 June 2022

By Hailey Penna-Collins

Fundraising drive for the people of Ukraine

Southern Cross Catholic College’s Year 11 student, Hailey Penna-Collins took it upon herself to start a week-long fundraising drive for the people of Ukraine. She met with the College Leadership team for approval, came up with ideas and rallied her troops to get multiple fundraising ideas. Hai

For the Love of Reading and Writing
Amanda Banister and Rachael Hood

3 June 2022

By Amanda Banister and Rachael Hood

For the Love of Reading and Writing

As parents, we always  want the best for our children. One thing you can do to give your child the best start in developing their reading and writing skills, is to  talk with your child.  And read. read, read and read some more. The earlier you take an active role in your child’

National Volunteer Week Project
Maria Daniel and Lilly Henningsen

26 May 2022

By Maria Daniel and Lilly Henningsen

National Volunteer Week Project

We are the Service and Social Justice leaders at Southern Cross Catholic College, Annandale. Volunteers are the backbone of our community, and this year we wanted to show the charities involved in our school community just how grateful we are for their services and support.  We wanted to draw

Talking to your child about cyber safety

26 May 2022

By Christie Sinclair

Talking to your child about cyber safety

Talking to children,  no matter their age, about safety online is as important as talking to children about stranger danger.  The reality is that one in four children will experience something online that can make them unsafe.  There are many risks online and it is important that fami

St Benedict's continues paving the way for sustainability
Penny Collins

26 May 2022

By Penny Collins

St Benedict's continues paving the way for sustainability

St Benedict’s Catholic School, Shaw is proof that showcasing world-class sustainability is possible, no matter the size or scale of a project. The Prep to Year 6 school is known as one of Australia’s greenest schools, embracing sustainable practices for the natural and built environments

Principal's Reflection - National Reconciliation Week
Kathleen McCarthy

26 May 2022

By Kathleen McCarthy

Principal's Reflection - National Reconciliation Week

Almost thirty years ago in the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Australia held its first Reconciliation Week activity - a week of Prayer for Reconciliation. This was an event celebrated by Australia’s major faith communities of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism

What you need to know about the ‘Huggy Wuggy’ trend on TikTok and YouTube
Katherine Olsen

12 May 2022

By Katherine Olsen

What you need to know about the ‘Huggy Wuggy’ trend on TikTok and YouTube

You may have heard about the latest TikTok craze involving Huggy Wuggy, which is a character from horror survival game Poppy Playtime. The game is a scary experience designed to thrill and unsettle. It has been rated suitable for 13 year olds. It features a sense of threat and dread throughout as th

Celebrating Laudato Si' Week
Mary Mudge

12 May 2022

By Mary Mudge

Celebrating Laudato Si' Week

Laudato Si’ Week, a celebration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home, and a call to action for Catholics around the world, is being celebrated 16-24 May, 2022.  What is Laudato Si’?In 2015,  Pope Francis wrote to the world, and Cathol

Helping our children navigate the digital world safely
Christie Sinclair

10 May 2022

By Christie Sinclair

Helping our children navigate the digital world safely

Safer Internet Day was held on the 8th of February 2022.   It is a worldwide annual event that raises awareness about online safety and encourages everyone to help create a safer internet. Understanding the risks is vital in ensuring that children and young people have a safe experience on

Japanese Immersion at St Anthony's Catholic College
Yuki Kotani

10 May 2022

By Yuki Kotani

Japanese Immersion at St Anthony's Catholic College

St Anthony’s Catholic College is the only school in Townsville to offer a Bilingual program. This unique approach to education is shown to strengthen the learner’s ability to process information, which prepares them for higher-level thinking skills and enhances brain development. Led by

Students prepare to take the stage for Mulkadee!
Sandra Neal

10 May 2022

By Sandra Neal

Students prepare to take the stage for Mulkadee!

On 22 July, 800+ Catholic school students from across the Diocese will come together at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre to participate in the Mulkadee Youth Arts Festival.   Now in its 16th year, Mulkadee Youth Arts Festival is the only event of its kind in Australia, of

Marian students and staff ‘buzzing’ with new school rules
Kylie Helmore

10 May 2022

By Kylie Helmore

Marian students and staff ‘buzzing’ with new school rules

The students and staff at Marian Catholic School are all ‘buzzing’ this year with the introduction of their new school rules.  As part of a Positive Behaviour for Learning approach, the rules have been introduced across the school to encourage students to take responsibility for the