Students Get Their Green Thumbs On
Townsville students had a chance to develop their green thumbs when 16 schools participated in this year’s Planet Ark’s Schools National Tree Day at Riverway Raintree Grove. Councillor Paul Jacob says Townsville City Council has been a part of Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day for nearly 20 years and in that time has given thousands of trees to local schools.
This year Council gifted 887 plants to 16 local schools to help them beautify their school grounds. As well as the plants, the schools received mulch, soil conditioner and assistance with site preparation.
New Principal for Grammar
Timothy Kelly has been announced as the incoming Principal of Townsville Grammar School, with duties beginning at the start of 2018. Tim’s appointment follows an international search by the Board of Trustees. Tim attended Brisbane Grammar School and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (UQ) and a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from Queensland University of Technology, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education and Master of Educational Studies. In terms of co-curricular activities, he has coached both rugby and rowing and he is a keen supporter of the arts.
Cathedral at State Japanese Speaking Competition
Year 12 Cathedral student, Bona Obiri-Yeboah, recently placed first in the Year 12 division at the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Queensland (MLTAQ) Japanese Speaking Competition on the Gold Coast.
The 17-year-old has been studying Japanese for six years and won the Senior Division of the regional competition held in Townsville. His results were so exceptional MLTAQ offered to cover his travel and accommodation costs for the Gold Coast competition.
Grammar Takes Out National Geography Competition
Year 10 Townsville Grammar School student, Ziying Ni, has won first prize in Queensland in the Australian National Geography Competition.
The competition is a joint initiative of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association and the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland. This year, over 70,000 students from 743 schools across Australia entered the competition.