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ST JOSEPH’S WINS READERS CUP Students of St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand have won the 2017 regional Readers Cup trophy. For this competitive reading event, students read a set number of books and then answered quiz questions relating to them. Congratulations to Jade, Ben, Emma and Georgia for their efforts. These students now have the opportunity to compete at a state finals held in Ipswich on 6 September.


Townsville region Reef Guardian high school students joined forces recently to workshop solutions to the key threats to the Great Barrier Reef. High school students from Townsville and Ingham took part in the annual Future Leaders Eco Challenge as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardian Schools program. This year, the Eco Challenge was run in collaboration with the Australian Coral Reef Society and James Cook University and brought together coral reef scientists and academics with environmental managers and reef managers of the future.

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Around 1500 people from The Cathedral School community gathered together recently to celebrate the School’s 100th Foundation Day. St Anne’s Church of England Girls School officially opened on 21 July, 1917 with 71 students (including seven boarders). In 1980 the school became coeducational and changed its name to The Cathedral School of St Anne & St James. The Foundation Day ceremony included a full school service with address from Class of 2001 graduate, and fourth generation past student, Louisa Kippin.

Duo Magazine August 2017  

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