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    Townsville's only Independent Anglican School for boys and girls from Early Childhood (including Kindergarten) to Year 12 and boarding students from Year 7 to 12.

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    Our Junior School strives to be a caring, Christian community in which children are challenged and inspired to explore, learn and grow so they will be equipped to make wise decisions as informed members of society

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Cathedral opens the Wonder Hub Featured

Staff and students at Cathedral’s Junior School are getting excited with the opening of the school’s newest learning space, The Wonder Hub on Tuesday 20 March.

As the name suggests the Wonder Hub has been designed as an intriguing space to inspire students to wonder.

The Wonder Hub will be home to a very exciting ancient marine reptile fossil which will be on display permanently for students to see. The fossil was discovered by Rob Ievers on Marathon Station in 2011 while mustering cattle. He was able to identify very quickly that these were the remains of a marine reptile called an Ichthyosaur. Ichthyosaurs lived and swam in the Cretaceous Inland Sea of Queensland around one hundred million years ago. 

The Cathedral School’s Head of Junior School, Mr Luke Baills said “The specimen in this display has undergone in excess of 200 hours in preparation time and is museum quality, it is is the actual fossil, not a cast or replica. It comes from the Allaru Geological Formation, which Science has aged at around one hundred million years. This incredibly generous contribution from Rob is a focal point of our Wonder Hub and will inspire many learners for generations to come.”  

The hub also includes an artefact room, a maker space, a clean construction zone (Lego, meccano, etc.) and a collaboration zone.

“Within the Wonder Hub we have an incredible and rare Geological Collection donated by Glen and Helen Merry, housed in our artefact space. We also have a Maker Space where children can design and build; a construction area; a library area; an area for collaboration amongst learners and a myriad of other special areas and items” added Mr Baills.

Mr Baills said the purpose of the Wonder Hub is to align with the Junior School’s commitment to inquiry-based, student-focused teaching approach.

“It will add layers of thinking. It will bring learning and thinking to the forefront, where children are talking about their thinking. It will offer students the time and resources to get to deep knowledge about a topic, rather than skimming across the surface of content” continued Mr Baills.

“We are predicting that all learners entering the Wonder Hub will immediately begin to wonder about what they see, what they can do, what they can learn.  We know they will be inspired, have their curiosity ignited” added Mr Baills.

The Cathedral School Wonder Hub will officially open to parents and students on Tuesday 20 March with Rob Ievers present to showcase the Ichthyosaur fossil.

Last modified on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 16:04
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