Students from The Cathedral School Leo Club have been busy selling roses and love song serenades in the lead up to Valentine’s Day on 14 February in order to raise much needed funds for the Heart Foundation.
The Cathedral School Leo Advisor, Mrs Toni Lanphier said raising money for the Heart Foundation was a fitting cause for Valentine’s Day.
“Hearts are made for more than loving and it’s important to recognise this. Unfortunately heart disease remains the single biggest killer of men and women in Australia and the Heart Foundation works hard to improve heart disease prevention and care” Mrs Lanphier said.
This week, Paul Jarman, widely acclaimed Australian composer, performer, musical director and educator, will be visiting The Cathedral School to start the writing process of a Centenary Song that will be presented on the School’s 100th Foundation Day on 21 July 2017.
Paul has written over 100 commissioned works for ensembles, festivals and events including Gondwana Voices, Sydney Children’s Choir, Birralee Voices, The Song Company, Boston City Singers, Rafiki Youth Choir, The Australian Boys’ Choir, The Hunter Singers, Department of Education, Woden Valley Youth Choir and many more.
Paul will spend the week meeting with past students, staff, current students and parents to familiarise himself with the school community so he can write a song that truly represents the ethos and history of the school.
In 2017, 100 years after the opening of the school in 1917, The Cathedral School will start the year with its largest ever cohort of Year 12 students. When the school opened in 1917, there was a total enrolment of 71 students, just over half the number in the 100th Year 12 cohort.
The Cathedral School Principal, Mr Ian Gamack said he was very excited about this year. “We ended 2016 on such a high with our fantastic Year 12 results and we are even more excited for what this year will bring.”