The Centenary Book

In recognition of the school’s centenary, a special commemorative book has been compiled to tell the story of the school from its foundations to the present day. 

The coffee-table book (hard cover, 130 pages) is designed to be browsed at leisure and intends to provide a ‘snapshot’ of the school through the years. It is set along a time line of key events in the life of the school and provides corresponding photos. The book also includes anecdotes and reflections from past students and staff, and profiles some of the key contributors to the school over the last 100 years.

The compilation of the publication was managed by School Registrar and past student, Mrs Toni Lanphier, with help from a band of current and former students and staff members.

Mrs Toni Lanphier said the aim of this publication was to show the ‘threads that bind us’. 

“Despite the many changes the school has experienced along the way, the real essence of the school has stayed the same. This is thanks to the strong foundations laid by the Sisters, and the loyal community who have fostered it over the years.” 

“The book is also intended to be a tribute to all who have been at the school” added Mrs Lanphier.

Published by Bounce Books, The Cathedral School Centenary book titled “We who would valiant be” will be officially launched on Wednesday 19 July and available for purchase over the Centenary weekend (21 – 23 July 2017). Advance orders can be through the Centenary Events booking page https://www.trybooking.com/NSKO.

The Centenary Project

In celebrating The Cathedral School’s centenary in 2017, we will be paying tribute to all the people who have been part of our school over its first 100 years.  Designs have been finalised for the construction of a unique outdoor structure which will include the name of every student and staff member who has lived, worked or studied at St Anne’s or The Cathedral School. 

Called The Connection Place, it will be a large circular platform situated at the western end of the lagoon, with a bench seat around the outer half. Glass panels along the back of this bench area will have thousands of names inscribed, providing permanent recognition of all those who have been part of the fabric of the school over the past 100 years.

In this evocative landscape of rain trees and lagoon, the Connection Place will provide a central space which can be used on a daily basis for both educational and recreational purposes. It will also give the staff and students who attended, lived and worked at St Anne’s or The Cathedral School a permanent place in the built fabric of the school. 

The Connection Place will create a new focal point for the entire school, and will connect the past students and staff of the school with the present and future members of the school community. 

Construction will commence towards the end of 2016, and the completed structure will be opened on Foundation Day in our centenary year - 21 July 2017.

Contribute to this project

We invite all members of our school community, past and present, to join us in supporting this exciting development to honour our history and for the benefit of the whole school community. It is hoped that donations will contribute a large proportion of the project costs.

Tax-deductible contributions to assist with this project can be made to The Cathedral School Building Fund. Please make your pledge or payment today, and help create this lasting legacy.

Payment methods

1. Direct deposit

Bank: Westpac Aitkenvale

BSB: 034212
Account: 185655
Account Name: The Cathedral School Building Fund 
Identifier: Centenary/Surname  

Please email your bank’s transaction record, together with the Remittance Advice below to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain a receipt for tax purposes.

2. By post

Please send a cheque to: 

Accounts Department
The Cathedral School
P O Box 944
AITKENVALE 4814 

3. In person

Our friendly reception staff will be happy to process your payment (cash, cheque, EFTPOS) and provide you with a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. 

The Connection Place donors:

Thank you to all the students, staff and parents, both past and present for your contribution to the School's Centenary Project.

Nancy Armati
John and Cara Abbott (Richardson)
In memory of Tracey Allen
Elaine F Armstrong
In memory of Elaine Gail Bennett
Ellen Blacklock (Darwen)
Bobeldyk Family
Christina, Lorraine and Colin Bryson
Val Carson
Judith Cochran (Cox)
Sandra Conlan
Virginia Comino (Marendy)
Paul Couper
Gwenyth Creedon (Gough)
Margaret Cumner (Casey)
Una Douglas (Wilkinson)
Duncan Family
Wes, Dean and Brad Emmerich
Jacqui Gallo (Poggioli)
Ian and Diana Gamack
Peter Gardiner
Janette Graham (Robinson)
Donna Greenwood
Phyllis Hiscock (Butler)
Peter and Vanessa Honeycombe
Gail Huggins (Schaefer)
Diana Hutchins
Elizabeth Jean Ingram (McCall)
Dorothy Jenkinson (Nutt)
Barbara Kidd (Robinson)
Toni Lanphier (Parsons)
Pamela McGuire (Hedlefs)
Donna McCormack
Wendy McTavish (Wordsworth)
Roberta Michna 
Judy Morley (Morphet)
Thomas Morgan
Dorothy Murray
Renee Neilson
Judy, Lawrie, Patrick and Conor Newman
Bernice Olley Bretherton (Pringle)
Bruce and Karen Piggott
Thomas Porter
Rewa Real (Mackay)
Hannah Richardson
Johanna Richardson (Bragg)
Susan Roberts
Robertson Family
Rosemary Savage (Smith)
Singleton Family
Michael and Stephen Smith
Martin Thompson
Kirsty Thompson
Enid Wardrop
Joan Whetton (Gough)
Jenny Wong
Mavis Yardley