MAD Week 2023

MAD Week 2023

The inaugural MAD (Music/Media, Art, Dance/Drama) Week was held at The Cathedral School from 22 – 26 May 2023.

MAD Week was filled with lunchtime activities that had students engaged and creating through Spicks and Specs quizzes, tie-dye workshops, drama activities, and a ‘Just Dance’ session. The school was also visited by a professional artist who spoke to students who are interested in exploring a career in the entertainment and performing industry.

The week culminated in the announcement of the 2024 school production, ‘Legally Blonde’. Students and parents who want to find out more about the audition process for this production are encouraged to go to Groups on eCat, and join the group titled ‘Information – Production 2024’.

Arts Update

Arts Update

From the stage to the gallery wall, it has been a productive period for the Cathedral Performing and Visual Arts students.


Students from Junior, Middle, and Senior schools have started their two-week sold-out performance of Madagascar with the Townsville Choral Society.  Congratulations to Rylee, Janae, Lucy-Rose, Willow (pictured), Oliver, Charli, Ben, and Lilly for their highly entertaining performances!

Creative Generation Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Year 12 students Lily, Ty, and Dakota who were invited to exhibit their final Visual Art pieces in the Creative Generation Excellence Awards. This exhibition showcases the most outstanding visual artworks by senior high school students in North Queensland, and all three girls should be commended for their amazing pieces. Thank you to Jenna Dann for your support.

The work will be exhibited at The Drill Hall Studio in North Ward from Oct 9-30th and is free to view.

Eisteddfod Excellence

At the first Junior School assembly for Term 4 we acknowledged the effort and commitment by our students who participated in the 2022 Eisteddfod Program. Head of Junior School Mr. Luke Baills made special mention of the Junior School Percussion Ensemble who achieved the highest score across the entire Eisteddfod with 96/100. Pictured are all of the students in Junior School who participated and/or received awards in this year’s Eisteddfod.

Art Extravaganza

This year’s Art Extravaganza was another huge success with a unique piece on display by each child from the Early Learning Centre through to Year 6. Visitors were provided an opportunity to contribute by creating their own pieces on the ‘sticky note’ wall of art, or the colourful and thoughtful ‘rock art’ collection.

Art Extravaganza 2021

Art Extravaganza 2021

“It is always amazing to see artworks from babies to Year 6 and to see children proudly sharing them with their parents. The young musicians who entertained us on the night were thrilled to have an opportunity to showcase their skills. This year our three hands-on activities were inspired by ‘The Big Draw’* and its theme ‘Make the Change’.  Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to create an individual art piece or contribute to the collaborative work.”
Meredith Hillam – Art Extravaganza Co-ordinator

*The Big Draw is an international festival that takes place in October with the aim to spotlight the importance of creativity.