Year 12 student, Martin Veron is one of 15 students from around the state who has been selected to attend a SPARQ-ed specialist Research Immersion Program in Brisbane during the school holidays. The project will see Martin carry out a number of investigations centred around mesenchymal stem cells and their potential to enhance bone repair and will be delivered by Dr Mike Doran of QUT’s Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation.
The program, SPARQ-ed stands for Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland and is a unique educational facility established as a collaboration between The University of Queensland's Diamantina Institute (UQDI) and Queensland's Department of Education and Training (DET).
As most students are counting down until the end of Term 3, a group of senior students from The Cathedral School are particularly excited as they will depart for a three week sporting tour of the United Kingdom.
The group of 29 Rugby Union players, 22 Netballers and six staff members will spend time in England and Ireland touring and competing in eight matches against local UK high schools. They will also return the favour to Beaconsfield High School, England who made the trip to Cathedral earlier this year. Strong relationships have been established with the schools over time with almost 20 years of reciprocal visits.
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.