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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

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E-learning experts from around Australia gather to discuss digital learning and e-safety in schools

Educators from across Australia gathered in Toowoomba today to look at ways of further enhancing the role of technology in classroom teaching in Catholic schools.

Dr Pat Coughlan, Executive Director: Toowoomba Catholic Schools, who welcomed The Catholic Network Australia Digital Learning Network to the region, said the group’s work included the creation of e-safety resources, professional development to improve the digital literacy of teachers, and building teachers’ capacity in delivering the national Technologies curriculum.

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NAPLAN testing goes digital

In May of every year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 take part in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

NAPLAN was first introduced in 2008 and has become a routine part of the school calendar in Australia.

Dr Pat Coughlan, Executive Director: Toowoomba Catholic Schools said NAPLAN provides an important snapshot of how students are tracking.

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Budget delivers mixed results for Catholic schools

The federal budget has delivered mixed results for Queensland’s Catholic school sector.

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Roma’s newest Kindergarten opens its door to more than 30 students

St John’s Catholic School in Roma was abuzz with excitement this week as the inaugural group of kindergarten students and their parents checked in at the brand new facility.

The kindergarten which has been established by Toowoomba Catholic Schools through a partnership with Centacare Brisbane, offers a play-based education program for children three days a week as they approach formal schooling.

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Police incident near St Mary’s College Toowoomba

Just after noon today, Wednesday, 14 March 2018, St Mary’s College, Toowoomba was advised by the Queensland Police Service to enact lockdown procedures as a result of a police incident which was unfolding close to the college.

As a precaution, because of its geographical proximity, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School Toowoomba also went into lockdown.

Just after 1pm, Queensland Police Service advised it was safe for the schools to return to operating as normal.

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Evacuation at St Joseph's College, Toowoomba

The students and staff of St Joseph’s College Toowoomba underwent a safe and orderly evacuation from school buildings this afternoon, Wednesday, 14 February 2018, after a small fire was detected in one of the server rooms.

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New leadership for a number of Toowoomba and South West Queensland schools in 2018

Whilst families still have a few weeks to prepare to head back to school, work is already underway for a number of new principals joining Catholic schools in Toowoomba and the south west.

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