Gala Dinner to Celebrate 65th Anniversary
Marian Catholic School is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, a Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 26 August. The school’s amazing Principal, Mrs Karen Pearce, is also retiring after leading the school for the past 15 years and her contribution will be acknowledged at the event.
Students Design College Indigenous Shirt
Twenty-eight students from Years 1 to 11 worked with Uncle Gavin Kum Singh (Wulgurukaba and Bindal) and past student, Jack Singh, to design a stunning Indigenous shirt for students and staff to wear. The design is based on the College’s story of ‘Journey, Community and Service’.
Executive Principal’s Legacy Lives On
John Livingston, much-loved Executive Principal of Kirwan High, passed away tragically from brain cancer. His legacy lives on, however, through the school’s work with The Cure Starts Now to find a cure for children’s brain cancer. You can help by donating a prize or booking a ticket (phone 4773 8111)
Brave Stance for World Oceans Day
Belgian Gardens State School has always been a proud Reef Guardian school and, to support this great initiative and World Oceans Day, the school’s principal agreed to swim with the sharks at Reef HQ.
“We loved seeing our principal swimming in the predator tank surrounded by sharks,” says school captain Charlie Maruff. “Next term, I’ll be selling bamboo biodegradable toothbrushes to help minimise harmful ocean rubbish with proceeds going to the Reef HQ Turtle Hospital.”
Students Have Eye on the Reef
William Ross State High School students are hitting the water this year to monitor reefs off Townsville, thanks to a $500 Ripples of Change grant from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Teacher Shelley DeRuyter says the students will take part in GBRMPA’s Eye on the Reef program by monitoring reefs around Magnetic Island.
“Participation in Eye on the Reef represents a fantastic opportunity for them to get out on the water and do something hands-on for protection and management of the Reef,” Shelley says. Now in its fifteenth year, GBRMPA’s Reef Guardian Schools initiative has more than 290 schools, 7800 teachers and 127,000 students involved in building the Reef’s resilience.