After moving to study teaching in Townsville, this first-year teacher couldn’t be happier to return home to Innisfail. She shares what it’s like to be a graduate teacher living and working in the “small town with heart”.
We often rely on external sources for a hit of happiness: social gatherings, play dates at the park, shows, movies or family getaways. But in this current climate, with looming lockdowns, border closures and social restrictions, these options aren’t always possible. So perhaps instead of relying on these external factors for our dopamine fix, we need to look at an alternative state of mind.
Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing. This week we are encourage to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. The week also gives […]
Amanda Carlone is one of Cairns Catholic Education’s passionate Speech Pathologists supporting students to achieve their full potential. There are currently six Speech Pathologists who work to support students and teachers across the Diocese. Amanda collaborates with schools as well as Cairns Catholic Education’s multi-disciplinary Allied Health Team made up of Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, […]
Clare Zappala is a young teacher at St Mary’s College, Woree who is showing some real enthusiasm and initiative in her Health & Physical Education portfolio by inventing and successfully coordinating the very first North Queensland Cross Country Championships (NQCCC). In Term Two, COVID-19 sent schools in the region into lock-down and since they have […]
A significant night of celebration and acknowledgement of staff and volunteers across the Cairns Diocese was held at St Andrew’s theatre last night. The Awards night with a difference was for both the annual Docemus and Spirit of Catholic Education (SOCE) Awards and was livestreamed due to limited seating and COVID-safe restrictions. The event can […]
Join the live stream here on Wednesday 9th September at 5pm for the Cairns Catholic Education Docemus, and Spirit of Catholic Education Awards.
Development of Cairns’ newest secondary school is progressing through its major milestones, with funding for the highly anticipated project approved.
Year twelve St Mary’s student, Georgiana Thomas-Peddell, has embarked on a music composition project which was inspired by the NAIDOC theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’, and celebrates the strong and resilient cultures of First Nations people.
This month we catch up with Good Counsel Principal Liam Kenny to find out about his hopes and plans for the Innisfail-based primary school.