John Atkinson, a Year 10 student from The Cathedral School has won the Queensland state division of the Australian History Competition in 2015. The Australian History Competition is an annual program produced by The History Teachers Association of Australia.
This year over 23,000 students from more than 400 schools representing every state participated in the competition.
The Cathedral School 2015 NAPLAN results are very pleasing and we acknowledge the wonderful efforts of our students and those who support them – their teachers and parents.
All of The Cathedral School’s results, across all year levels tested (Year 3, 5, 7 and 9) and in each category (Writing, Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy) are well above the state and national averages.
Year 3 scored 100% in grammar and punctuation and writing and 98% in numeracy, reading and spelling. Year 5 scored 100% in all five categories. Year 7 scored 100% in Reading and Numeracy, 97% in Spelling and 95% in both Grammar and Punctuation and Writing. Year 9 scored 100% in Numeracy, 96% in Reading, 95% in Spelling, 94% in Grammar and Punctuation and 84% in Writing.
We are very pleased with these results, but will continue to operate in a reflective manner for the benefit of our students. The continued focus on further developing excellent teaching practice throughout the entire school, is allowing the students of The Cathedral School the best possible opportunities to achieve to their potential.
While NAPLAN is only one measure of the well-rounded education we seek to provide our students, the data provided through this testing is valuable in assisting the school to further refine our curriculum and be responsive to the students’ collective and individual needs.
Over the School Holidays, Year 12 student (and local Winton girl) Lilyana Rayment presented Winton Mayor, Mr Butch Lenton with a cheque for $5,000 from our ongoing Western Queensland Drought fundraising for the Waltzing Matilda Centre Recovery Fund after it was tragically burnt down earlier this year.