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 Catholic Secondary College students care packs off to Cambodia

At yesterday’s Catholic Education Week student launch, Annabel Pike, CEW Ambassador worked with secondary students to put together 120 care packs to take with her to Cambodia later this year. 

Annabel was chosen to be one of the Catholic Education Week ambassadors for 2014 as a past student of Catholic schools, and because she entered her nursing course on an Early Achievers Program, was awarded the HESTA Australian Nursing Award in 2012 and was the recipient of a Pride of Australia award in 2013.

Whilst the students were inspired by Annabel’s story, what took their breath away was when Annabel shared with them that she was born with bilateral hearing loss and that it wasn't until her dream of becoming a nurse was threatened that she acknowledged her disability.

Annabel is planning on going to Cambodia later this year with Doctours Voluntary International Programs. This inspired the students to collect together toiletries and create care packs that Annabel will take with her to distribute amongst the patients.

“The 120 care packs that the students put together will make such a difference for these people.  I know that the little messages that have been included, on cards with a photograph of Mary of the Southern Cross, will also lift the spirits of the patients.”

 “What the students have done is a great example of what Catholic schooling instills in us.  To reach out and care for those in need, to enable them to work toward living life in all its fullness,” said Annabel.

 Lights, Camera, Action!! 

On 17th, 18th & 19th July, Assumption College students performed the musical Beauty and the Beast Jr to sold out audiences at the Warwick Town Hall.  Students worked incredibly long hours throughout Semester 1 and the production reflected their incredible talent, work ethic and commitment.  The musical was directed by Mrs Kristy Searson and involved in excess of 75 students from the College. It was a great opportunity for Assumption College to showcase the exceptional cultural talent of its students.

  Our school, St Patrick’s – St George shines!!

Josh Arnold has worked with the students at St Patrick’s School in St George to create a wonderful song and video clip celebrating life and education in the South West.  Take the time to watch it and feel the smile spread across your face! Our School, St Patrick’s


Our vision is to offer life-long Catholic Education so that each person may know and come to be identified more fully with the living Spirit of Christ. This Spirit, working through the faith community, calls all involved in Catholic education …. to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with their God. (Micah 6:8)

Defining feature 2014: Attentiveness to the Life-Giving Presence of God