Three students from The Cathedral School are bound for the State finals in Brisbane this week after winning the local Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT) Year 7and 8 competition held in Townsville last month.
The QAMT Year 7and 8 competition is annual Maths competition that provides an opportunity for students to test their mathematical prowess in a range of areas such as problem solving, estimation, mental arithmetic and general mathematical knowledge against other schools.
Local students will have the opportunity to take their Science knowledge to the next level as they attend the Big Science, Big Fun Science Show from Brisbane Company, Fizzics Education on Monday 8 August. The workshops will be attended by students from The Cathedral School as well as students from local primary schools in the area.
The shows are designed to explore the fantastic world of science and promote Science as a fun and exciting subject area. Fizzics Education is the leading Australian provider of interactive science workshops and shows since 2004, delivering inspiriting science programs.
The shows are being run as a teaser for the National Science Week celebrations which will take place from 13 to 21 August. The 2016 theme is Drones, Droids and Robots.
This Friday, The Cathedral School community will celebrate an important milestone in the School’s history, celebrating the 99th Foundation Day and the lead up to the School’s Centenary year in 2017.
In 1917, three Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent arrived from Brisbane, determined to establish a school for girls in Townsville. They succeeded, despite a lack of finance, shortage of staff, failed previous attempts and the uncertainty surrounding World War I.