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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS EXCELLENCE AWARDS – AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR

On Wednesday, 21 October Toowoomba Catholic Schools presented its annual Excellence Awards. The awards recognise members of Toowoomba Catholic Schools whose outstanding contribution has assisted staff, students and their families to experience exemplary places of learning and academic success within a distinctly Catholic environment.

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NEW EXTERNAL EXAM PREPARATION PROGRAM (EEPP) POPULAR

A new program developed by Toowoomba Catholic Schools to assist Year 12 students prepare for external ATAR assessments has proven to be a popular holiday pursuit for over one hundred students from Catholic schools and colleges around the Toowoomba diocese.

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ST MARY’S COLLEGE FAREWELLS PRINCIPAL AFTER 10 YEARS

Last Friday afternoon St Mary’s College held a surprise farewell event for Michael Newman, the College principal for the past 10 years.

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ST JOHN’S ROMA STUDENT WINS QUEENSLAND TRAINING AWARD

St John's Roma student, Shauna Fisher was named The Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander VET Student of the Year at the Queensland Training Awards this morning.

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Toowoomba Catholic Schools staff member makes 'The Educator’s' annual 'Hot List'

Rebecca Brownhall, Education Officer: Lighthouse Schools Numeracy has been recognised in 'The Educator's' annual 'Hot List'. This prestigious list recognises and celebrates professionals who represent the cutting edge of educational excellence in Australia.

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Congratulations to our educational leaders

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) has honoured five of our educational leaders who have made a significant contribution to the teaching profession and educational leadership through its annual awards.

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Catholic Education Week 2020 - Bishop’s Inservice Days

The annual Bishop’s Inservice Days (BIDs) are held during Catholic Education Week and this year were delivered a bit differently given COVID restrictions.

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Catholic Education Week 2020 – Spirit of Catholic Education Awards

A record number of nominations were received this year for the Spirit of Catholic Education Award - with a well deserved recipient named from the newly named Good Samaritan College in Toowoomba.

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS LONG SERVICE AWARDS – HUSBAND AND WIFE CELEBRATE 40 YEARS WORKING TOGETHER IN THE DIOCESE

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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL, WHAT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS LEARNED FROM THE COVID CRISIS

This week the Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools welcomed a full complement of students back to school. The return to the classroom seems to have created much excitement in school communities with students, teachers and parents appreciative of this step towards life after lockdown.

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ST SAVIOUR’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, TOOWOOMBA – A RICH HISTORY

In 2020 we celebrate 175 years of Catholic Education in Queensland. Our first Catholic School opened in Brisbane, from an old government store in Elizabeth Street that the Myer Centre now occupies.

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ST MARY’S SCHOOL, WARWICK CELEBRATES OPENING AND BLESSING OF SACRED SPACE

On Friday, 13 March a new Sacred Space was opened and blessed by Parish Priest, Fr Franco.

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ST MARY’S SCHOOL, GOONDIWINDI OPENS FIRST STAGE OF NEW SECONDARY CAMPUS

On Wednesday, 4 March, St Mary’s School, Goondiwindi celebrated the opening of the first stage of
their new secondary campus. The building was opened and blessed by the Reverend Bishop Robert
M McGuckin, Bishop of Toowoomba and Dr Patrick Coughlan, Executive Director: Catholic Schools.

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FLEXIBLE LEARNING CENTRE CHANGES DIRECTION

The Good Samaritan College was opened and blessed by the Reverend Bishop Robert M McGuckin, Bishop of Toowoomba and Dr Patrick Coughlan, Executive Director: Catholic Schools on Friday, 14 February. The College was formerly known as the Youth and Community Learning Centre (YCLC).

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OUR NEW LEADERS FOR 2020

In addition to 52 new teaching staff for 2020, Toowoomba Catholic Schools has 6 new leaders. We welcome four new principals and two new Senior Education Leaders.

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