Valedictory Day ~ Class of 2022

Valedictory Day ~ Class of 2022

Valedictory Day highlights for the Class of 2022 – the final assembly and awards, the Guard of Honour, and finishing with the Formal at Quayside Terminal.
Photography by Jo Duncan, Infuzed Media, & Matt Scully

Awards Assembly

Final Assembly

Guard of Honour

Formal Arrivals – Quayside Terminal

Valedictory Service 2022

Valedictory Service 2022

The Year 12 students and families gathered at St James’ Cathedral last night for their final chapel service, led by school chaplain Fr. Tim Adkins.
Photography by Jo Duncan.
JCU Legal Studies Conference

JCU Legal Studies Conference

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus.
by Tehgan Gee (Year 12, Legal Studies)

On Friday 19 August, a group of Year 11 and 12 students, accompanied by Ms. Gloudemans and Ms. Avery, had the opportunity to attend the JCU Legal Studies Conference. Along with several other schools from our region, we listened to lectures from erudite professors, solicitors, and prosecutors. We heard from multi-disciplinary artist and daughter of the renowned Eddie Mabo, Gail Mabo; Senior Prosecutor of the Police Service, Mark Fenlon, and Legal Officer of the Royal Australian Airforce, Travis Schmitt.

In honour of the 30-year anniversary of the landmark Mabo Decision, we gained knowledge of its continuing significance in native title, the concerning disproportion of Indigenous people within our legal system, and the power of Art Therapy used in the justice system. In addition, we were informed of the ranging study paths available at JCU in this area and were provided with examples of the endless career opportunities within the legal field.

I am sure those who also attended would agree it was a very interesting and beneficial day and were grateful to attend.

SPARQ-ed

SPARQ-ed

SPARK-ed Immersion Progam at the Princess Alexandra Hospital

by Anika Logan – Year 12

Over the July holidays, Michelle and I attended an immersion program at the Translational Research Institute at the Princess Alexandra Hospital with the University of Queensland.

The program is aimed at Year 10-12 aspiring STEM kids to give a taste of third-year university biochemistry and research.

We performed a two-day experiment in a level two lab using human cell lines and micropipettes. Our research was about the pathways into human cells of two proteins, and to see if we could successfully inhibit that pathway so the protein makers would stay on the outside of the cell.

On the final day of the program, we gave a presentation on our results to several researchers in TRI and PhD students. Through this program, I have learned lab skills with highly precise equipment, data analysis, and interpretation of microscope cell images and gained an insight into biochemistry research.

This program has inspired me to continue my STEM studies and pursue a career in the sciences, and I highly recommend to any student that is interested in STEM and research.

What is SPARQ-ed?

SPARQ-ed (pronounced spark ed) is a unique educational facility established in collaboration between the Department of Education and The University of Queensland. Our cutting edge facility features a fully equipped PC2 biomedical teaching laboratory and learning centre, located at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane, providing school students a practical introduction to biomedical research.

To find out more, visit:
https://di.uq.edu.au/sparq-ed

Year 12 Completers Survey

Year 12 Completers Survey

As the Year 12s complete their final exams and enter their last week of secondary school, the students begin to reflect on their time at Cathedral and imagine a future quite different to what they have known for the past 13 years.
Most will have a good idea of what they plan to pursue, whether it’s further education, training, employment, or maybe a gap year. For those that don’t, it’s comforting to know that statistics suggest the future is promising.

Year 12 Completers Survey

Each year the Department of Education (QLD Government) conducts a survey, approximately six months after the students complete Year 12. The Year 12 Completers Survey explores post-school destinations covering Education/Training and Employment. The results from The Cathedral School Year 12s of 2019 place the school above average on a State level when it comes to post-school engagement.

How does The Cathedral School compare?

2019 Post-School Destinations (The Cathedral School)

Main Destination for The Cathedral School graduates in 2021

Boarding Captains for 2021

Boarding Captains for 2021

Interview & Content By Luke Abdy
Year 9, Media Crew.

Nigel Wong

Nigel Wong

BOARDING CAPTAIN - YEAR 12

House:
MORE

Home:
MALAYSIA

What does being a boarding captain mean to you?

Being a boarding captain means that I get to take responsibility and as it is my first position of leadership and it really zooms in on my leadership skills.

Why did you want to be a boarding captain?

Because I felt that it was an opportunity to really put myself out of my comfort zones and improves my communication skills.

Chelsea Beil

Chelsea Beil

BOARDING CAPTAIN - YEAR 12

House:
LANGTON

Home:
CLERMONT

What does being a boarding captain mean to you?

To me, being a boarding captain means that you are a role model to the other boarders and that you are somebody that others look up to.

Why did you want to be a boarding captain? 

I have a strong memory of the boarding captains in my first year of boarding, and how they were always there for me. I wanted to do the same when I became a boarding captain.

Kirsty Grieve

Kirsty Grieve

BOARDING CAPTAIN - YEAR 12

House:
LANGTON

Home:
NORMANTON

What does being a boarding captain mean to you?

Being a boarding captain means that I can help the younger kids settle in and get to know them more.

Why did you want to be a boarding captain?

Well, when I was younger, I always looked up to the boarding captains and strived to be like them.

Clem Needham

Clem Needham

BOARDING CAPTAIN - YEAR 12

House:
BEDE

Home:
BELLFIELD STATION, RICHMOND

What does being a boarding captain mean to you?

It means that I get respect from the younger boarders and get to be someone who is a mature person. It’s is a role I am really looking forward to.

Why did you want to be a boarding captain?

I like being able to go around and meet the new borders and learn more about the current boarders as well as helping Mark in the dormitories.

Kate Crema

Kate Crema

BOARDING CAPTAIN - YEAR 12

House:
CHATHAM

Home:
TULLY

What does being a boarding captain mean to you?

I guess it’s a great privilege and I am looking forward to showing the values of being a boarder at Cathedral.

Why did you want to be a boarding captain?

When I first started boarding, I always admired the boarding captains and how they made my experience as a boarder as good as it could be. I hope that with the help of the other boarding captains I want to do the same for every boarder who walks through the front gate.

Hayley Atkinson

Hayley Atkinson

BOARDING CAPTAIN - YEAR 12

House:
LANGTON

Home:
GREENVALE

What does being a boarding captain mean to you?

I guess it means that I get to set an example for the younger boarders will follow, so the role is really important to me.

Why did you want to be a boarding captain?

I always looked up to the boarding captains including my sister who was one last year. Is I try to embody the values that they showed and the example they set.

Will Thomson

Will Thomson

BOARDING CAPTAIN - YEAR 12

House:
MORE

Home:
MOUNT FOX STATION, INGHAM

What does being a boarding captain mean to you?

It means that I am given the opportunity to look after the younger boarders.

Why did you want to be a boarding captain?

In my first year of boarding, I was really homesick and the boarding captains helped me overcome this. Since then, I have wanted to do the same.