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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

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ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE PROVIDES MORE THAN AN EDUCATION

St Joseph’s is a Year 7 to 12 co-educational Catholic College where Catholic principles permeate all aspects of College life. Two of the Year 12 students were asked about their experiences at the College.

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STEM CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN TOOWOOMBA IN 2019

The “It Takes a Spark” Conference for girls and their teachers will be held in Toowoomba on May 9, 2019. This is the first time this unique Conference will be held in a regional city and will be hosted by St Saviour's College.

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TWO MEMBERS OF ST SAVIOUR’S COLLEGE NOMINATED AT WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS

At this year’s Women in Business Awards Jana Mari Dela Cruz, St Saviour’s College Captain was shortlisted in the “Empowering Young Women” category and Principal, Sharon Collins was nominated in the “Women in Business" category and was announced as a finalist for this award. An outstanding achievement for two inspiring leaders.

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MATER DEI PRIMARY SCHOOL OPENS NEW BUILDING

On Wednesday, November 21 Mater Dei Primary School celebrated a significant milestone with the Official Blessing and Opening of the newly built Good Samaritan Building.

Bishop Robert McGuckin, Bishop of the Diocese of Toowoomba conducted the ceremony with school leaders and the Mater Dei Choir participating in the service.

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GOONDIWINDI STUDENT WINS ICAS AWARD

Thomas Masel, a Year 3 student at St Mary's School, Goondiwindi has achieved the highest score in the ICAS science exam for Year 3.

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KINDY CHILDREN VISIT ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, MITCHELL IN PREPARATION FOR 2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Children from the Mitchell Kindergarten will be visiting St Patrick’s Primary School for four Kindy-Prep Transition sessions on a fortnightly basis from 9.00am to 11.00am commencing on Thursday 18 October 2018. The dates for Transition sessions are October 18, November 1, November 15 and November 29. Parents are very welcome to attend these sessions with their children.

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DIOCESE OF TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MASS FOR YEAR 12 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER GRADUATION

The 2018 Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools Mass for Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduation will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 10.30am on Tuesday 16 October. Thirty- four students from across the diocese will participate in the Graduation Mass. In addition to students graduating from Toowoomba schools, students from Dalby, Roma and Stanthorpe schools will also attend the Mass.

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LEADING TOOWOOMBA STEM EDUCATORS INVITED TO SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Three leading STEM educators from Toowoomba Catholic Schools have been invited to speak at a national conference in Melbourne on 16-17 October. Peter Horton and Wayne Williams from St Mary’s College and Stephen Broderick from St Ursula’s College will all speak at the Improving STEM Education Conference.

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT TO USE BURSARY TO SUPPORT STAFF FORMATION

Cecily Fitzpatrick was recognised for her remarkable contribution to Catholic schools during Catholic Education Week, being named one of Queensland’s Spirit of Catholic Education Award recipients.

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ST SAVIOUR’S COLLEGE, TOOWOOMBA OFFERS 8 BURSARIES TO SUPPORT DROUGHT CRISIS

St Saviour’s College is a Catholic day and boarding school for young women in Years 7 to 12. The College is doing their bit for the drought crisis by offering eight bursaries for young women, from Years 7 through to Year 12. The bursaries begin in 2019 and cover 75% of all boarding and tuition fees for the entire duration of the Student’s stay at the college.

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ST SAVIOUR’S COLLEGE STEM WORKSHOP–Thursday 13 SEPTEMBER

On Thursday, 13 September, St Saviour’s students will create a virtual landscape of pre-colonial Toowoomba in a STEM Workshop with Brett Leavy. Brett is a Kooma man from Western Queensland who specialises in virtual cultural heritage and digital landscaping.

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Continued funding of the Teacher Capability program beyond 2017 - seeking an election commitment

Continued funding of the Teacher Capability program beyond 2017 will deliver improved outcomes for students in Catholic schools. This successful and valuable program needs to be funded at existing levels over the next four years.

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Kids Connect preparations are well underway

Kids Connect preparations are well underway with students from Mary MacKillop Catholic College. The students from Year 6 are preparing a STEM conference for kids by kids.

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Senior debating team win the Queensland Debating Union 2017 grand final

The senior debating team of St Mary’s College is celebrating a well-deserved win this week. Year 12 students: Finn Coleman, Darcy Coleman and Christopher Godfrey won the Queensland Debating Union 2017 Grand Final on Wednesday, 16 August 2017, which was held at Downlands College.

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