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School-wide literacy framework linked to improvement in education at Mitchelton State High School

Mitchelton State High School has implemented a new Literacy program developed by their dedicated Literacy Coaches to expand student vocabulary and improve writing skills.  During literacy lessons, students have the opportunity to participate in targeted and data-informed activities in the newly built library.  In addition, the Literacy Coaches at Mitchelton SHS actively support staff and students in embedding the Write... Read More

by Editorial Team , 1 day ago

Community, Education, Newsfeed

Beddown Finds Kindness in Cushlets

In 2019, Norm McGillivray, Beddown CEO had a vision, he wanted to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable place for vulnerable people to get a good night’s rest and help restore health, dignity and respect. Norm had been personally impacted by homelessness and he wanted to target those who sleep rough around Australia. The lightbulb moment came when Norm went... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Education, Newsfeed

Students Deliver a Boost for the Bilby

Last month was a busy one for Prep students from Albany Hills State School as they took part in the Easter Bilby Adventure Program in conjunction with the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre. During the past few months, students have been learning about the plight of the Bilby at school, along with studying the animal and its ecosystem. As the students... Read More

by Editorial Team , 2 months ago

Education

What Parents Should Expect from an Early Childhood Service

While the lure of brand-new builds, state-of-the-art facilities, and every bell-and-whistle is real, what truly distinguishes a quality early childhood service from the next? What should first-time parents be looking for when making an informed decision about the care of their child? There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to early education. Services must be responsive to the changing... Read More

by Editorial Team , 3 months ago

Education, Young Reporters Take The Reins

Mortal Engines – Book Review

In collaboration with the Young Writers Club at St. Williams Catholic Primary School, The Hills Echo is delighted to publish a monthly ‘Student Reporter Column’ called Young Reporters Take the Reins. This month, we showcase budding writer Ben M. Ben is an avid reader who loves all things Science and fiction. He has written a book review of a book... Read More

by Editorial Team , 3 months ago

Community, Education

Defibrillator For Community Access

Our community is full of wonderful generosity, and Tony and Debbie Sharrock are prime examples of this. As proud members of the Ferny Hills district community for 17 years, Tony and Debbie wanted to show their support by providing funding for a defibrillator for the local community kindy, Willmore Kindergarten. Debbie said, ‘although we don’t have children, we feel a... Read More

by Editorial Team , 3 months ago

Education, Newsfeed

Stand Out Art Student Set for Sydney

Mitchelton State High School is pleased to share that Lola, a 2020 Mitchelton State High School graduate, has been accepted into the National Art School in Sydney.  Lola will commence her studies in a Bachelor of Fine Art, which is a three-year degree designed to impart the skills, knowledge and creative independence required to sustain a career as an artist. ... Read More

by Editorial Team , 3 months ago

Education, Newsfeed

Renovations are Rife at Everton Park State High School

There was great excitement in the air at Everton Park State High School this month when staff moved into the new Administration Block.  The offices have been given the seal of approval from students, families, visitors and staff as they settle into their modern space to move their school forward. The Hospitality rooms are also nearly finished with air conditioning... Read More

by Editorial Team , 3 months ago

Education, Newsfeed

Learn about the Good Men of Padua College

Padua College is the only school in Australia under the care of the Order of Friars Minor.  Inspired by the teachings of St Francis, the Franciscan Friars established Padua College as a school to cater for boys from Year 5 to Year 12.   Over sixty years on, the College has grown to 1,400 students and while there have clearly... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

Education, Newsfeed

Mt Maria College embraces the 90’s with ‘The Wedding Singer’

Mt Maria College was transported back to the 90’s in March as students performed the smash-hit Broadway musical ‘The Wedding Singer’ to the local community over two sold-out performances. ‘The Wedding Singer’ musical is based on the 90s film of the same name and follows Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fiancée, and his romance... Read More

by Editorial Team , 3 months ago

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