For the past three terms the Year 10 ITAD students have been busy working on their Rotary Craftsperson project. Students had to plan, design and create a project from either wood or metal. There were some very ambitious projects and competition was fierce, but the St Joseph’s students were up to the task. Projects ranged from outdoor seating to go-carts and coffee tables to toolboxes.
It is an inevitable that the beginning of term 4 signals in a student's mind a time think of what lies beyond the work, exams and schedules, to approaching holidays and an upcoming year. St Joseph’s has embraced this train of thought giving students from Year 11 and 12 a chance to take part in several presentation’s this term that inform and illustrate just how broad the spectrum of choices can be.
Science enthusiasts Asbjorn Gaskell and Daniel Sims took time over the school holidays to attend three days of hands-on science at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.
St Joseph’s Year 11 student Alyssa Murphy has recently returned from 3 weeks experiencing life as a student at Naiyala High School in Fiji. The short educational exchange is an ongoing program run in conjunction with Stanthorpe Rotary that lets students from both countries take part in the cultural exchange
The St Joseph’s Mini Vinnies have been at it again, this time in conjunction with the Year 4’s, adding something sweet to the last day of term in the form of Cupcake Day.
On Friday the 5th of September, 55 St Joseph’s students set out in the early hours to attend the Brisbane Writers Festival at the Queensland State Library on a day trip that would see them meeting some of their favourite writers.
On Monday 16th our School Crossing Supervisors were presented with certificates of appreciation and gifts to commemorate 30 years since the launch of the Queensland School Supervisor Scheme.
Last term St Joseph’s Year 8, 9 and 10 students competed in The National Geography Competition, testing the student’s knowledge and understanding of Geography based on the Australian National Curriculum.
St Joseph’s science department is taking the ‘hands on’ approach to learning this term as senior chemistry and biology student’s focus on practical sciences and experiments. During the last few weeks students have been conducting extended experimental investigations that include several presentations by local scientists, winemakers and doctors.
Year 12 student Anna Yates has every reason to celebrate and feel extremely proud having recently been accepted into the very prestigious Australian Air Force Flight Camp for Girls.