Record enrolments in Catholic schools

Cairns Catholic schools have record enrolments this year as more families choose a Catholic education for their children. More than 11,000 students are enrolled in the 29 Catholic schools and colleges in the Cairns diocese, a moderate increase from … [Read More...]

Enrolments surge in Mossman

An enrolment surge of 21 per cent at St Augustine’s School, Mossman from 181 students last year to 220 this year is nothing to do with what’s in the water, according to Principal Paul Rayner. Factors contributing to the growth include having … [Read More...]

Atherton expansion underway

Steady growth at St Joseph’s School, Atherton has attracted $1.8 million in capital works. Four new buildings will be added including two general-learning areas, a multi-purpose room and a new room for the Learning Support team. “We’ve had a … [Read More...]

Success despite adversity inspires others

St Monica’s College graduate Niamh Colvill’s story is one of success despite a significant hearing loss that many could accept as a reason to not excel. Niamh was born with a severe to profound hearing loss. As a young child, Niamh and her family … [Read More...]

Sonya lands dream role

Sonya Doust’s love of acting and her determination to be the best has paid off this year. She was given the coveted role of Mary in St Andrew’s Catholic College’s annual Easter Liturgy depicting The Stations of the Cross. The 16-year-old student … [Read More...]

College and music win changes Leah’s life

When 16-year old Leah Reuben had to leave mainstream school more than a year ago the last thing she thought was that she would soon be living a dream. But her life changed when she was given the opportunity of a lifetime and was named one of 10 … [Read More...]

Promoting understanding, respect and harmony

Recognising and acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which their schools are located is a common occurrence at Cairns Catholic schools. All 29 schools in the Cairns Diocese of Cairns pay respect to the past, present and future … [Read More...]

Not your mainstream Principal

When she quit high school at 15, got married at 17 and became a mother at 18, Erica Prosser never envisaged she would one day be an award-winning Principal. The Holy Spirit College Principal was the only Queensland teacher to win an Australian … [Read More...]

Students learn gratitude though helping others

Students from eight schools who fundraise for Caritas Australia got to see how their efforts helped the less fortunate during a Caritas Just Leadership Day held recently. “Every year Catholic schools fundraise for Caritas’ Project Compassion, so … [Read More...]

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