Senior School

Mr Simon Midson - Head of Senior School

Mr Simon Midson - Head of Senior School

The Senior School experience represents the final and very important phase of a student’s education. Students of The Cathedral School are prepared for life-long learning through engaging classroom and broader community experiences and they are inspired by talented and professional teaching staff.

Teachers at The Cathedral School are dedicated to the pastoral care and educational well-being of every individual student. Professional growth is actively encouraged and facilitated through Tutor Groups that provide professional reflection, goal setting and support. Senior School students belong to a vertical House system where students meet daily with their Tutor for pastoral care support and interactions with students from Years 10,11 and 12.

The Cathedral School students are remarkable young men and women. On a daily basis, they are genuinely friendly, polite, respectful and helpful. Year 10, 11 and 12 students flourish in a supportive and caring environment where they develop great relationships and provide outstanding role modelling to the whole school community.

There is a diversity among the student population from local Townsville residents to boarders from rural and remote communities, delightful indigenous and international students. The cultural diversity of our student population is beneficial to all students in developing mutual tolerance, friendship and understanding.

Students embrace the incredibly broad opportunities on offer. The Cathedral School prioritises development of the whole child. The faith and spiritual growth of each student is encouraged through the Anglican ethos and students experience amazing Outdoor Education opportunities that build resilience, self-esteem and team cohesion. An active lifestyle is encouraged through sport with excellent programs in Rowing and Netball that includes a bi-annual tour of the United Kingdom. Outstanding Performing Arts and Instrumental Music programs provide a stimulating and creative learning experience.

From 2019, Year 11 students will be introduced to the new requirements of the Queensland Certificate of Education. Our students will be comprehensively prepared for ATAR courses involving external examinations set by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. A broad range of VET and industry specific pathways is also offered to Cathedral School students.

Senior School students are provided with education in leadership and they experience a broad range of opportunities to demonstrate their leadership skills. Our Graduates are exceptional citizens who serve their community and strive to excel in their career pathways.

It is a privilege to be part of The Cathedral School community and students, staff and parents work harmoniously to ensure we maintain our proud traditions and future opportunities in a supportive environment focused on continuous improvement in all that we do.

Mr Simon Midson
Head of Senior School