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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK IN THE TOOWOOMBA DIOCESE - BISHOP'S INSERVICE DAYS

Queensland Catholic Education Week is a time for the 306 Catholic school communities across the state to celebrate Catholic education, its many achievements and substantial contribution to the broader community.

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK

Queensland Catholic Education Week is a time for the 306 Catholic school communities across the state to celebrate Catholic education, its many achievements and substantial contribution to the broader community.

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS EXCELLENCE AWARDS - FINALISTS AND RECIPIENTS

Last night we acknowledged the outstanding contributions of staff at the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Excellence Awards.

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS LONG SERVICE AWARDS

During the coming week Toowoomba Catholic Schools will recognise those staff throughout the diocese who have achieved a significant tenure within the organisation. Each year during Catholic Education Week we acknowledge those who have given 20, 25, 30 ,35, 40 and 45 years of service; whether this has been in the Toowoomba Diocese or across other Catholic Dioceses within Australia.

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ST SAVIOUR'S PRIMARY SCHOOL STEM SHOWCASE

The students of St Saviour’s Primary School in conjunction with STEMPunks are very excited to be hosting a STEM Showcase Day to present their learnings in the area of STEM to over 80 students and their teachers from other schools in Toowoomba.

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SPIRIT OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

Spirit of Catholic Education Award recipient announced.

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NOMINEES - SPIRIT OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION AWARDS 2019

Award nominees for the Toowoomba Diocese announced.

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS LAUNCHES NEW RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COURSE FOR SENIOR STUDENTS

A new Religious Education course for Year 11 and 12 students was launched today by the Most Reverend Robert McGuckin, Bishop of Toowoomba and Dr Pat Coughlan, Executive Director: Catholic Schools. The launch was held at St Mary’s College and attended by representatives from secondary schools throughout the Diocese and guest speaker, Fr Richard Leonard.

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ST JOHN’S SCHOOL, ROMA STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS STEM AWARD

Amy York, a Year 12 student at St John’s School, Roma has received a Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. The awards recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners (volunteers, mentors and organisations) who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.

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STEAM CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS AT CAPACITY

Nearly 600 students and teachers will attend the It Takes a Spark EDU Conference on Thursday, 9 May to share, network and connect with inspiring industry role models, innovators and universities for a day of interactive STEAM workshops.

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DIOCESE OF TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS EXCELS IN NAPLAN RESULTS

Toowoomba Catholic Schools is proud to have been recognised by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) for demonstrating substantially above average growth in its NAPLAN results across six of its schools. St Saviour’s College Toowoomba, St Stephen’s School Pittsworth, Sacred Heart Primary School Toowoomba, St Joseph’s School Chinchilla and Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School and St Saviour’s Primary School,Toowoomba all achieved significant growth.

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LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS 2019

Four APREs, Janice Moore, Julieanne Rasmussen, Cate Brennan and Kirsty Lines along with two Education Officers, Tony Worner and Kathy Doherty have just returned from the 63rd LA RE Congress. Approximately 25,000 delegates from around the world attended the Congress.

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BLESSING AND OPENING OF NEW DIOCESE OF TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE

On Friday, March 29 the Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office (TCSO) will celebrate a significant milestone with the Official Blessing and Opening of the newly completed Catholic Schools Office.

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ST STEPHEN’S SCHOOL, PITTSWORTH SHOWS SIGNIFICANT NAPLAN GAIN IN 2018

St Stephen’s School Pittsworth is proud to have been recognized by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority for demonstrating substantially above average growth in its NAPLAN results. The gains were seen in the Year 3 to Year 5 progress in numeracy. The class had 88% consistency of students over the two-year period demonstrating this improvement.

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' STUDENT PROTECTION SYMPOSIUM

The Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools will hold their annual Student Protection Symposium tomorrow.

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FIRST CROSS COLLEGE CHAPLAIN FOR TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Ryan Baines is the new Cross-campus Chaplain for Mary MacKillop Catholic College, St Mary’s College, St Saviour’s College and the Youth and Community Learning Centre in the Toowoomba Diocese.

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ST MARY'S COLLEGE STUDENT COMPETES IN THE LIONS CLUB YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

On Saturday, 23 February, St Mary’s College student, Tikiri Lamb, was the only Year 11 student to compete against a field of Year 12 students in the Lions Club Youth of the Year Awards.

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS REPRESENTED AT THE QUEENSLAND UNITED NATIONS STATE CONFERENCE

Students from four Toowoomba Catholic secondary colleges recently attended the Queensland United Nations State Conference.

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PROJECT COMPASSION LAUNCH 2019 - LIVES CHANGE WHEN WE ALL GIVE 100%

Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal was kicked in the Toowoomba this week. Caritas worked with student leaders from Catholic primary and secondary schools in Toowoomba and the surrounding region with a day of training in Just Leadership as part of preparation for implementing a Project Compassion campaign within individual schools.

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MEET OUR NEW PRINCIPALS FOR 2019

A warm welcome to all new staff who have joined Toowoomba Catholic Schools (TCS) in various roles this year. Welcome to the new principals in the diocese, some to Toowoomba Catholic Schools for the first time and others to a new role or school.

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SUPPORTING GRADUATES TO BECOME EXPERT TEACHERS

St John’s School, Roma is one of Toowoomba Catholic School’s largest P-12 schools with 730 students and is a great place for graduate teachers to start their career.

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GRADUATE TEACHER'S FIRST YEAR

Graduate teacher, Jessica Parker talks about her first year as a teacher at Holy Name School, Toowoomba.

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