100 years of educating for life-long success

Written by: Success North Queensland | May 28, 2017

With a reputation for educating students for life-long success, The Cathedral School has prepared more than 12,000 students for their individual career pathways over its 100 years. We take a look at the school’s history of inspiring, challenging and encouraging students.

Just as a building is only as strong as the materials used within its structure, a school is only as successful as the students who emerge from its classrooms.

For 100 years, The Cathedral School has nurtured students from young, inquisitive beings into grounded, accomplished, optimistic young adults, educated for life-long success.

The school has managed this through its consistent approach to education, which embodies a supportive environment and a well-rounded education with access to resources — skilled teaching staff, technology, tools and equipment — and its careful balance of academic, sporting, cultural, spiritual and social programs. From this structure, The Cathedral School has helped shape more than 12,000 graduates who have gone on to forge successful careers in all areas of endeavour, and across the globe. These former students — of The Cathedral School of St Anne and St James, and the school’s pre-1980 identity as St Anne’s Church of England School for Girls — graduate from the school, readied to take their place in the world and make a meaningful contribution to society.
The school’s mission, since opening its doors in 1917, has always been to offer a caring, Christian community in which children are challenged and inspired to explore, learn and grow, where they can be themselves, take risks, explore new avenues and follow their dreams. All of this is with the goal of preparing students with the confidence and skills they will need to face life’s challenges, and make wise decisions and proactive contributions both professionally and personally.

Today, The Cathedral School is a modern, independent Anglican School for boys and girls, centred on the concept of “one school, one community with one vision”. The school takes pride in knowing its teaching and support staff and school community is united in preparing students to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

The school’s track record speaks volumes, with former students contributing to advancements in all fields, across the globe. Locally too, Townsville’s professional communities are dotted with former students of The Cathedral School.

As part of The Cathedral School’s centennial celebrations, a video series profiling past students, their achievements and contributions to community and the world around them is available to view on the school’s Centenary website, www.cathedral.qld.edu.au/centenary.

Over the page we meet five recent former students who have gone on to not only achieve academically, but demonstrate innovation, commitment to community and an entrepreneurial spirit. And, of course, pursue their dreams.

Success North Queensland