Our Vision, Mission & Ethos

Our Vision

At The Cathedral School our mission is to EDUCATE FOR LIFE-LONG SUCCESS.

  • Assisting each child to reach their full potential - academically, physically, culturally, socially and spiritually.

  • Fostering a thriving professional learning community of excellent practitioners and curriculum innovators.

  • Ensuring that every student has the skills and knowledge to become an effective global citizen.

  • Offering a choice of relevant subjects and pathways for academic and vocational outcomes.

  • Enriching learning through innovative learning spaces, methods, technologies and partnerships.

  • Providing a rich and diverse range of extracurricular opportunities.

Our Mission

The mission of The Cathedral School is to be a caring, Christian community in which children are challenged and inspired to explore, learn and grow so they will be equipped to make wise decisions as informed members of society.


  • To be a centre for academic excellence.

  • To encourage an understanding that the spiritual and moral aspects of life are central to our humanity. 

  • To affirm the unique worth of the individual. 

  • To inspire our students through creative, purposeful, enjoyable learning to reach their full potential. 

  • To develop attitudes which are anticipatory, visionary and reflective. 

  • To educate our students to be discerning, sensitive and responsible. 

Our Ethos

An Anglican School is a Christian school, with a commitment to Christian values and beliefs. It is characterised by:

  • Tolerance and respect for difference 

  • A high respect for intellectual endeavour 

  • Contributions to the wider cultural life 

  • Tradition and dignity within school life 

  • Respect for tradition of worship 

  • A sense of social responsibility and social justice

Christian Education classes and weekly Chapel services are part of the total school experience for every student. 


One school - one campus, now and into the future

  • Maintaining a single campus for boys and girls from Early Childhood to Year 12

  • Implementing capped enrolment numbers to achieve optimal class and school size

  • Valuing and protecting the school’s natural environment

  • Providing state-of-the-art facilities for learning, working, living and playing on campus

  • Investing in high quality people, systems and technologies

  • Encouraging leadership and innovation in all areas of School practice

  • Ensuring continued financial accountability and sustainability

One community – working together to achieve our vision

  • Upholding Christian values and the Anglican ethos

  • Fostering positive relationships across all sectors of the school community

  • Providing exceptional pastoral care

  • Building strong communication and engagement with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders

  • Valuing diversity and inclusion

  • Building confidence, compassion, respect and resilience in all members of our community

  • Valuing, supporting and encouraging our staff

  • Respecting the school’s history and traditions

  • Forging strong Alumni relationships

  • Enhancing engagement with the local and global community