It’s More Than an Apple for Teacher Today


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...]

Bowen Kids Next for Our Coppers

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It was the turn of year 11 and 12 students from Bowen High to hear the messages of life saving relevance from the roaming wallopers, who are touring the schools in the region as part of Road Safety Week. Their message to the new drivers of today and those of tomorrow-Road Safety at all … [Read more...]

Road Safety Week Goes to School

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Sergeant Nigel Dalton and Volunteer Gillan were spreading the road for Road Safety Week today to some new drivers and drivers of the future with a major presentation at Whitsunday Christian College. The focus for the lesson - Don’t drink and drive. Grade 11 and 12s learnt about standard drinks … [Read more...]

Have your Say on Regional Education


Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has called on members of the community to have their say in a landmark review into regional, rural and remote education initiated by the Liberal National Government. “The Federal Government is reviewing education for country kids and now is the time … [Read more...]

Hard-hitting Message for Year 12 students, Bowen

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Imagine the emotion surrounding the loss of a son… Imagine the pain knowing that he had been taken from you by a senseless act of violence. Now imagine travelling all over the state of Queensland and reliving this experience for the benefit of school children, in the hope of educating them to … [Read more...]

St Catherine’s Smiles

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Students and staff at St Catherine’s College now have full use of the newly constructed areas of the Catholic College that were officially opened today. The new facilities include secondary general learning areas, a hospitality area, a home economics room, an art room, two manual arts spaces, a … [Read more...]

Faces with Frowns in Our Town


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...]