BRAINIACS: 17 students travelled to Mackay to compete in the OptiMINDS Regional Finals
BRAINIACS: 17 students travelled to Mackay to compete in the OptiMINDS Regional Finals

Students booked up

LEARNING was far from boring at Proserpine's St Catherine's Catholic School this month as students donned extravagant costumes and brushed up on their science skills.

Science Week was celebrated by students creating recycling posters, taking part in 'Nude Food Day' and a series of lunchtime activities including visits from the Fire Department and Police Dog Squad from Mackay.

BURNING TO LEARN: Science Week demo.
BURNING TO LEARN: Science Week demo. Contributed

The Year 12 chemistry class attended the annual Royal Australian Chemical Institute Titration Competition; groups of three were required to use titration techniques to determine the concentration of an acetic acid (vinegar) solution with scores were given based on how close results were compared to the actual concentration.

TITRATION SENSATION: Year 12 chemistry students attended the annual Royal Australian Chemical Institute Titration Competition.
TITRATION SENSATION: Year 12 chemistry students attended the annual Royal Australian Chemical Institute Titration Competition. Contributed

College OptiMinds teams took out every category in their division in the Mackay competition.

Book Week was celebrated by giving to others. All proceeds from the 'Bag a Book' sale went towards the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

LOOK FAMILIAR?: Students dressed up as their favourite books for the annual Book Week parade
LOOK FAMILIAR?: Students dressed up as their favourite books for the annual Book Week parade Contributed

Extreme Reading photographic competitions, Escape to Everywhere colouring competitions, author visits and the annual dress-up parade ensured all students at St Catherine's came together to celebrate children's literature.



Banding together to raise funds to farewell young mother

Banding together to raise funds to farewell young mother

Fundraising effort for the family of crash victim Bobbi Howell.

Overseas legal challenge threatens local event

premium_icon Overseas legal challenge threatens local event

A legal challenge has threatened an event at the Coffs Jetty foreshore.

Motorcyclist injured in crash on the Pacific Highway

premium_icon Motorcyclist injured in crash on the Pacific Highway

Motorcyclist transported to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.