Good Counsel College Principal Cathy Barrett began her career in teaching in 1987 as a PE teacher, before teaching science and maths and later entering the Catholic system in 1995 – and never looking back! Her mother was a refugee from Latvia, giving her Latvian citizenship and she describes her three adult daughters as “the light of my life”. We learn[…]
The new secondary college planned for the James Cook University campus at Smithfield has been named: Newman Catholic College.
With more than 30 years of experience in Catholic education, Gavin is both proud and honoured to be the principal of St Joseph’s School. The Parramatta Park primary school was recently transformed from the oldest school in the city to the most modern with innovative new learning spaces inside a state-of-the-art, three-storey building. We spoke[…]
Two schools in the Cairns Diocese are encouraging students to consider a career in teaching through pilot-program Aspire to Teach.
Catholic Education’s Senior Student Protection Officer Ann Barr and Professional Standards Officer Jenny Pardilla are set to present at the Positive Schools 2020 Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference. We spoke to Ann about the presentation and the submission process.
Madonna Archibald is the first teacher in the Cairns Diocese to become certified as a Highly Accomplished Teacher (HAT).
This month we caught up with Sarah Hamilton, proud principal of Holy Cross School, Trinity Park. Sarah’s passion is evident when she speaks about her school, the students and families and her role as the leader of the Holy Cross school community. We spent five minutes chatting about what she hopes to achieve at Holy Cross, the[…]
To commemorate 30 years since the first conference of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC), principals, APREs and other Cairns Diocesan staff have spent time acknowledging the Spirit and work of the First Nation people throughout the Cairns Diocese.
Teachers in the Cairns Diocese are providing students personalised learning and support through new student support system, Engage.
There’s a new charity bin on the block thanks to the ingenuity and open heartedness of students at St Joseph’s School, Parramatta Park.
Students across the Cairns Diocese are ‘socking it’ to poverty this Socktober.
The St Augustine’s College class of ’89 gathered on the weekend for an emotional, all-boys school reunion. Despite the 30 years that have passed since graduation, it was the first reunion for the cohort and one of the biggest 30th school reunions ever held at St Augustine’s College, Cairns.
The latest Principal Profile stars Lea Martin, principal of St Gerard Majella, a co-educational Catholic primary school in the Cairns southern suburb of Woree. Lea is a former teacher, a mother and a qualified paramedic with three master’s degrees and a career in education spanning more than three decades. We spent five minutes chatting to[…]
Cairns Catholic Education’s Director Identity & Outreach, Sharon O’Keeffe, has been appointed the chair of one of six National Discernment and Writing Groups as part of Plenary Council 2020.
#PeopleofCathEdCairns Gloria West is a Literacy and Numeracy Coach at Catholic Education Services (CES) – Cairns. She works with eleven primary schools in the southern region of the diocese to support teachers to use best practice in the classroom, and often to work with students directly. Gloria has worked in the Cairns diocese as a[…]
The proposed new Catholic college on the James Cook University Campus at Smithfield is on track to open in 2022, with the first milestone in the process achieved.
Many of our school phone numbers are changing!
There are 1.2 million Australians with communication disability. Cairns Catholic Education Speech Pathologists Amanda Carlone, Kate Giulieri, Davita Oraya, Chanelle Chate, Steph Fox and Tenille Bellamy work with these Australians in Catholic Education to provide them with the confidence to communicate.
Cairns is the only diocese in the state offering Catholic school teachers an evidence-based, tutor-led learning course: Dyslexia and Difficulties in Reading.
Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all Catholic education communities around Queensland to celebrate and promote the distinctive mission of Catholic schooling: to make a difference in the lives of students and in the wider community by challenging young people to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. It’s also[…]