Two students, Harlee Timms (Year 12) and Megan Heferen (Year 11) from The Cathedral School have recently returned from Brisbane after winning the Duologue section of the Queensland Youth Shake Fest Competition held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts earlier this month.
Shake Fest organised by Shake & Stir Theatre Company, in its fifth year, has provided a unique opportunity for students across Queensland to focus their artistic abilities in an all-inclusive creative competition celebrating the works of William Shakespeare. Shake Fest is the original cross schools Festival connecting students' schools with a professional arts organisation.
Over 5,000 students entered the completion across the state, with 171 students representing their region at the state finals held in September. The duo performed an excerpt from the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing to win their category topping other duos from Coomera Anglican College and Nudgee College.
As most students are counting down until the end of Term 3, a group of senior students from The Cathedral School are particularly excited for the end of term as they depart for a three week sporting tour of the United Kingdom.
This will be the School’s tenth visit across the globe with the first tour setting off in 1998. The biennial tour is available to Senior Students and provides a great opportunity for students to tour overseas and play quality rugby and netball in a different part of the world.
The Cathedral School Principal, Mr Ian Gamack said “The UK Tour is the pinnacle achievement for rugby and netball students at The Cathedral School and students look forward to this tour from their first game of rugby or netball at the school.”
On Friday 21 July, over 1,500 people from The Cathedral School community came together to celebrate an important milestone in the School’s history, celebrating the 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 co-educational and changed its name to The Cathedral School of St Anne & St James, through the reins of the first lay Principal.
The Cathedral School Principal, Mr Ian Gamack said “Foundation Day is very important to the School’s history and future as it allows us to recognise and celebrate the school’s beginnings and the many staff, students and school families who have made our school what it is today.”