CLASS ACT: Year 12 student at The Cathedral College Brydie Parle and Deputy Principal Gerard Raven look forward to big years in the classroom.
CLASS ACT: Year 12 student at The Cathedral College Brydie Parle and Deputy Principal Gerard Raven look forward to big years in the classroom. Austin King

Brydie looks forward to final year in expanded Rocky school

BRYDIE Parle has a big year ahead of her - and it all starts this morning.

The Cathedral College Year 12 student is looking forward to her final year that will see her take on the role of school captain, tackle QCS tests and pick out a dress for graduation ball.

Thousands of students, along with Brydie, will today get back into their school routines, catch up with their friends and start hitting the books.

And Brydie can't wait to start her final year.

"I'm looking forward to my legal studies class again, and it'll be a year where I'm in choir and netball for the last time," she said.

"I want to hang out with my friends again; it'll be our last year together before everyone heads off in different directions."

The 16 year old is hoping to head off to university to study law or medical research after graduation.

But in the meantime, there's plenty on Brydie's plate, and plenty for TCC to look forward to in the new school year.

Deputy principal Gerard Raven said the school had a few big projects coming up, including the completion of the new boys' residential facility.

The new facility will allow students from other parts of Central Queensland to come into Rockhampton to study; and spots are expected to fill fast.

"We already have 160 boarders starting this year," Mr Raven explained.

While the new residential facility should be done by mid-year, the school's already added six new classrooms and three new science labs to the school grounds, just in time for the introduction of Year 7s in 2015.



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