The Cathedral School is home to more than 150 boarding students from regional Queensland, interstate and overseas.
Boys and girls from Year 7 to 12 live in modern air-conditioned dormitories on the school campus, where they are cared for by live-in house parents and boarding supervisors. Year 11 and 12 students have private rooms while the younger boarders share rooms with 1 - 3 other students.
The Cathedral School is committed to providing the highest standards in boarding accommodation, with $8m being spent on extensions and refurbishments to both the boys' dormitory (Akins) and the girls' dormitory (Sister Frances)in recent years.
The catering staff at The Cathedral School provide boarding students with nutritious and satisfying home cooked meals, three times a day. Morning and afternoon tea are also provided on school days, and fresh fruit is always available.
Meals are served in the air-conditioned dining room at the following times: Breakfast 7.30am; Lunch 1pm; Dinner 6pm, but there are variations to this routine on weekends, depending on the program of activities arranged.
A qualified chef ensures that the menu contains a variety of meals which meet the needs of all students. The menu is available on request.
Laundry is done on the school premises. Uniforms, casual clothes and towels can be taken to the Laundry daily (Monday to Friday); bed linen is washed on a designated day, once a week.
The clothing is folded, sorted and put into the individual pigeonholes in the Laundry for students to collect and return to the dormitory. All items must be clearly named to allow for easy identification and return to their rightful owners.
Washing machines, clotheslines and dryers are also available in the dormitories for limited use.
The Student Health Centre
Staff at The Student Health Centre care for children and adolescents with bumps, bruises, broken bones, and sometimes broken hearts. Whilst they are primarily responsible for the boarding students, they also care for day students and manage any medical emergencies.
The Centre boasts a staff of three highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurses who most effectively meet the health care needs of the growing school community. They all bring valuable, varied experiences, all three of them also have the important qualification of being parents of young children.
The staff of The Student Health Centre are all committed to the implementation of “health promotion and education” for the students of The Cathedral School. The staff also work very closely with the medical team, in particular doctors, at the Mundingburra Medical Centre.
Student Health Centre hours are 8.00am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday with a nurse rostered on-call after hours, for the boarding students.