It’s More Than an Apple for Teacher Today

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Our state, Catholic and independent schools in Our Towns are celebrating World Teachers’ Day today and Education Minister Kate Jones is singing their praises. The Minister says World Teachers’ Day gives the community an opportunity to stop and reflect on the hard work, dedication and commitment … [Read more...]

It’s that time of the year again!!

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With the annual pilgrimage of young people to Airlie Beach now just weeks away, as the ‘Schoolies 2017’  count down kicks in, police are gearing up and want to take young people on an educative journey as well. And they’ll be doing it in a fun way with a musical theatre show, called “Choices” … [Read more...]

Year 12 Students Under the QCS Pump

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Emotions and nerves are no doubt running high for many this morning as Year 12 students across Our Towns today and tomorrow buckle down for the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. Our guys join with approximately 30,000 other Queensland year 12 students who will do four test papers over … [Read more...]

Faces with Frowns in Our Town

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If you are wondering why there’s a frown on the faces of some of the school kids you pass by this morning, it’s because it is that time of year for those in years 3, 9 and 12 - NAPLAN Tests are underway for them from today. In all, a record 255,000 Queensland students, in state and non-state … [Read more...]

Buy Smart to Win

Buy Smart Competition

As Term Two gets underway in Queensland, the State Government is reminding school teachers, parents and students about the annual Buy Smart Competition. The competition offers students and schools the chance to win a share in $15,000 worth of cash prizes. The competition was launched in … [Read more...]

Anzac Day Resources for Schools

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With the countdown on for Anzac Day help is on its way for teachers across the region. The Federal Government is dispatching to schools, books and posters to educate students about Australia’s wartime history and commemorate Anzac Day. Schools can expect to receive the education resources by … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Bullying

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Students at schools across the region today are being encouraged to join with their counterparts right around the country to say “Bullying-No WAY.” It’s the 7th Annual Action against Bullying and Violence day today. 1810 schools and 840,000 students are participating with an aim to ‘open the … [Read more...]