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    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.

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  • Start Year 10 at Cathedral in 2018

    Be prepared for the 2019 changes in curriculum and assessment and enrol to start Year 10 in next year.

    At Cathedral we aim to give students strong foundations for the future by combining academic studies with the development of skills and attitudes essential for life and work in the 21st century..

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  • 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.

The Cathedral School celebrates 100 years Featured

This Friday 21 July, over 1,500 people from The Cathedral School community will come 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.”

“We are particularly excited to be celebrating our Foundation Day this year, in our 100th year. Not all schools reach this amazing milestone, particularly ones that have had a name change and the fascinating history of our school” continued Mr Gamack.

The Foundation Day ceremony will include a full school service with address from Class of 2001 graduate and fourth generation past student, Louisa Kippin, music performances and singing of the highly anticipated Centenary song composed by widely acclaimed Australian composer, performer, musical director and educator, Paul Jarman.

After the Foundation Day ceremony the unveiling and dedication of the Centenary Project – the Connection Place will take place. The Connection Place is a unique outdoor structure on the base at the School’s famous lagoon that pays tribute to all the people who have been a part of the School in the first 100 years.

Following on from the opening of the Centenary Project, the Lagoon Dash made famous in recent years will take place with students both past and present and staff running in a relay race around the lagoon.

A morning tea will then be served at which more than 1,500 pieces of cake will be served to everyone. The School’s Centenary cake will be cut by fourth generation student Louisa Kippin along with her mother, Jane Kippin (nee Gilmore) and grandmother, June Gilmore (nee Heatley).

“The School’s Centenary and in particular Foundation Day provides an opportunity for past and present members of the St Anne’s and The Cathedral School community to reflect on the place and influence that their time in the school had or is having in their lives” said Mr Gamack.

“We hope that everyone attending our celebrations will have great confidence that the next 100 years will see The Cathedral School continue the traditions and pursuit of excellence that has been the hallmark of the school in its first Century of existence” added Mr Gamack.

The Cathedral School Foundation Day service will commence at 9.30am in the School’s Rock Centre and will continue with the unveiling and dedication of the Centenary Project, running of the Lagoon Dash and conclude with the cutting of the School’s 100th Birthday Cake.

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