At St Joseph’s School we offer a large number of co-curricular and extra- curricular opportunities. At the present time we have the following offerings for our students.
Opti-minds Creative Sustainability Challenge: Open to a number of our students from Years 5 to 12, students complete problem solving challenges over a six week period and then present their work to judges on a final day in Toowoomba. These students will develop not only their ability to solve problems but also develop the skills needed to work with other people.
Maths Games and Maths Olympiad : Student’s from Years 4 to 6 begin the Maths Games and Maths Olympiad next week. This program runs for five months and focuses on developing the students’ ability to apply their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar settings. Through the Maths games the Year 4 students are exposed to particular Problem Solving techniques that they then apply in a contest situation.
Coding Club : Each Thursday at lunchtime Room 10 is abuzz with the sounds of keyboards being furiously tapped as Year 5 and 6 students develop their ability to use coding and programming to create projects via the CS First program.
‘Coding opens so many opportunities for me. I am so glad that I joined coding club’ Tom Gleeson.
‘It’s an excellent way for kids our age to start to develop the skills needed to code.’ Ava O’Reilly
‘Coding Club teaches us how to use code to create masterpieces!’ Hamish Alldridge
Mr David Fleming