Songlines keep connections to culture

While all Catholic schools in the Cairns Diocese celebrated and learned more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture during NAIDOC Week celebrations, one school’s message of keeping culture alive was especially powerful thanks to a … [Read More...]

Parent Portals a plus for all

The new Parent Portal online service, which is currently being rolled out across Cairns Diocese Catholic schools, is making life a whole lot easier for parents as well as schools. Part of Cairns Catholic Education’s School Information Systems, the … [Read More...]

Speech Pathology changes William’s world

As a first-time mum Lynette McGuffie wasn’t 100 percent sure where her son William McArthur should be developmentally, but she knew something wasn’t quite right with his speech. By the time he was two, Lynette started seeking advice and guidance, … [Read More...]

Virtual Reality makes learning 3D

The introduction of Augmented Reality technology into some Cairns Catholic schools has taken digital learning to a whole new exciting level. Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of … [Read More...]

Digital media focuses on parent engagement

Digital-savvy families will have noted some recent big changes in the way Catholic Education communicates with its parent community. The website has been revamped, social media engaged, and a number of school communities are rolling out parent … [Read More...]

Educators embrace e-Learning

Showing teachers and educators how to embrace the new era of e-Learning was the objective of the recent Design-Led Learning Communities Conference delivered by Catholic Education Services. “The Design Thinking Conference presented an excellent … [Read More...]

Wellbeing conference coming to Cairns

Cairns Diocese Catholic educators and the general public who are interested in learning more about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) are advised to register early for Wellbeing Australia’s Inaugural Conference on Strengths, Circles and Social and … [Read More...]

Catholic Education celebrated in Year of Mercy

The focus across all Cairns Catholic schools as they celebrated Catholic Education Week (CEW) 2016 was on opening hearts, helping those in need and spreading the word of Pope Francis. This year’s theme, Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy, was … [Read More...]

Faith life in schools lives on

Catholic schools in the Cairns Diocese have come a long way since St Monica’s College opened the first Catholic school in the region in 1890 and while there have been colossal changes in the schools since, there are also key elements that have stood … [Read More...]

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