Alex Myhill, a Year 11 student from The Cathedral School has received a Gold medal in the Australian Science Olympiad for his results in Physics section of the competition.
1,235 students from across the country sat the Physics Olympiad exam; Alex achieved a High Distinction which sees him placed in the top 10% of all participants and earning a Gold medal for his achievement.
The Australian Science Olympiad Competition is a national extension program for top performing secondary science students and is considered the Olympic Games for science students.
Year 4 student, Drew Carmichael has returned to School today as the national Young ICT Explorers champion in the Year 3 and 4 age category. Drew and two fellow students from The Cathedral School attended the Young ICT Explorers national final in Sydney over the weekend after placing the top of their category in the regional final in Townsville during September.
At the final, 41 projects from schools across the nation were presented across the different age levels and projects were judged on the level of difficulty, creativity and innovation, quality and completeness.
A group of Year 12 students from The Cathedral School will have a different Schoolies Week celebration to most other teenagers their age as they volunteer their time in the earthquake ravaged country of Nepal.
The group of 18 students and two staff members will depart on Sunday 22 November and are looking forward to providing disaster relief to the Nepalese people and helping rebuild a local school in the area.
In an attempt to raise $5,000 to purchase building supplies and items for the school children, the group of students will conduct a “Box Sleep Out” on Friday 13 November to fully understand how the local people have to now live after the country was devastated by an earthquake earlier this year.