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  • Welcome to The Cathedral School

    Townsville's only Independent Anglican School for boys and girls from Early Childhood (including Kindergarten) to Year 12 and boarding students from Year 7 to 12.

    At Cathedral, we are 'educating for life-long success'. We know that this requires a well-rounded education - to develop the "whole person" by nurturing the body and spirit as well as the mind.

    Learn more about The Cathedral School.

  • Open Day - Thursday 18 May 4pm until 7pm

    Join us at our Open Day to learn more about The Cathedral School.

    Meet the staff and friendly students | Learn about the academic curriculum | Discover the range of extracurricular opportunities | Find out about out pastoral care program | See the music and drama performance | Plus take a classroom tour to see our facilities

    Click here for more information.

  • Junior School Scholarships

    Scholarships are now available to students entering Year 4 in 2018.

    All scholarships provide partial remission of tuition fees for the Junior School years (to end of Year 6).

    Applications close Friday 19 May.

    Click here to apply or for more information.

  • Celebrating 100 years in 2017

    In July 2017 The Cathedral School will celebrate 100 years of educating in a caring, Christian community and to celebrate this significant milestone, we have launched our Centenary website.

    The website will be your go to place for all things Centenary such as a History Timeline, News and Events, Past Student Stories and an update on our Centenary Project “The Connection Place”.

    Click here to explore our Centenary website.

  • School Tour - Tuesday 2 May

    New and prospective families are invited to enjoy a tour of The Cathedral School. The tour is an opportunity to observe classrooms in action and to see our extensive facilities.

    The School’s Registrar, Mrs Toni Lanphier takes families on a guided tour of classrooms and facilities, allowing them to have a first hand experience of life at The Cathedral School.

    Bookings essential, click here to book online.

Cathedral commissions well known musician to write Centenary song Featured

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.


Head of Instrumental Music, Mrs Heather Orr is very excited to have Paul here this week and is looking forward to the end result.

“It is our hope that this song will become a song that students and staff will want to sing at assemblies, sports carnivals, football games etc, into the future” said Mrs Orr.

“Paul’s song is not intended to replace our School Hymn that many past and current students will know all too well, but rather celebrate our School’s Centenary this year and into the future” added Mrs Orr.

The Cathedral School started out as St Anne’s Church of England Girls’ School in 1917, operated by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent. After evacuation to Ravenswood during WW2, and relocation from the city to Mundingburra in the late 1950’s, the school sadly farewelled its founding Sisters in 1978. Soon after, the School became co-educational and changed its name, and since then has evolved into the modern independent Anglican school that it is today. 

More information about The Cathedral School’s history and Centenary celebrations can be found on the website




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