Hailing from the South Coast of New South Wales, Paul Rayner left the seaside city of Wollongong in 2012 to relocate to the Far North after an exciting opportunity to work in the Cairns Diocese. In 2015, he commenced in the role of Principal of St Augustine’s School, Mossman, a school he is proud to […]
Children are naturally curious, inquisitive and engaged with their environment. When their surroundings are stimulating, they learn through experiment, trial and error and discovery. In other words, they learn through play.
Over the summer holidays, St Monica’s College student Mary Blee and science teacher Wanda Metcalf represented the Far North as they travelled to the USA for a once in a lifetime opportunity at NASA Space School.
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).