A group of Year 12 students from The Cathedral School will have a different Schoolies Week celebration to most other teenagers their age when they visit the Lighthouse orphanage in Cambodia as volunteers for two weeks.
The group of 13 students, two past students and three supervisors will depart on Sunday 23 November and are looking forward to making a positive difference to the orphanage through the projects they will be helping out with, which include painting dormitories, gardening and teaching English language classes.
The wider school community has rallied around the travelling group by actively participating in organised fundraising activities which has raised enough funds to take all the children to the local waterpark as an outing. The group will also take over with them 240 kilograms of donated clothes for the children.
Four students from The Cathedral School will travel to Brisbane on Friday to compete in the State Final of the Gardiner Interschool Chess competition after winning the Northern Region final held in Townsville. The event to be held at Brisbane State High School this Saturday and Sunday will see the team compete against 19 schools from around Queensland who were also regional final winners from 12 different parts of the state.
The Cathedral School Chess Coordinator, Mr Damian Lowrie said there were three stages of competition to the regional final held earlier in the year “Rounds one and two bring schools and students from all around their region to play against each other in an attempt to qualify to play in the ‘premier division’ in the final round of the regional stage of competition. The team that wins the final round of the regional competition is invited to participate at the State Finals in Brisbane.”