Musicals & Instrumentals 2023

Musicals & Instrumentals 2023

The Interhouse Musical and Instrumental performances on Friday 24 March were highly entertaining. Congratulations to Bede for their drought-breaking win in the Musicals, with More edging out Bede in the Instrumental by 4 points.
Thank you to all performers and staff for their hard work behind the scenes, to Bonnie Nicholas – Head of Arts, Kellie Rich – Head of Instrumental Music and Dance, Jo Duncan – Photography, and our amazing adjudicators, Tony Woodhouse and Claire Dickson.
The results were:
1st on 186 points – More
2nd on 182 points – Bede
3rd on 180 points – Langton
4th on 177 points – Chatham
1st on 184 points – Bede
Tied 2nd on 179 points – More and Chatham
3rd on 170 points – Langton

Bede House

Chatham House

Langton House

More House

Industry visit by SMEC

Industry visit by SMEC

The Cathedral School welcomed industry experts SMEC to speak to our Year 8 students last week – discussing the importance of rocks, mining, and future careers in Engineering, Geology.

Story by Miranda Mackee – Year 8

‘Today we learnt the importance of rocks and minerals. Cathedral had Terry McCauley and Chloe Madden come in from SMEC and teach us about rocks and the different ways they can be used throughout the industry.

Chloe taught us the importance of rocks and how they can be used for bases in structures like a house, bridge and a dam. Rocks can also help hold structures steady like at the strand they have rocks to stop the erosion of the shoreline. We learnt the importance of making sure the supporting rock of a tunnel must be strong to make sure that no rock and debris can fall on a person or trap a person in the tunnel.  Terry then took over and taught us about the biggest rock industry – mining. We learnt the two types of mining methods – mining underneath the ground and mining at the earth’s surface. Mining underneath the ground can be done by digging shafts and cutting paths for the machinery to be able to move up and down. Mining at the earth’s surface can be done by drilling away the waste rock to reach the ore body from the ground surface.

Terry taught us about how massive the machinery they use in mines are and what happens to the things they mine out of the earth, as they take the waste rock in one direction and the ore body in the other. The ore body rocks are than taken through this process of concentration, refining and smelting. Terry and Chloe were interesting speakers as they kept the grade interested through questions, which had prizes to be won! We were told about the different job opportunities in the industry like geologists who look for minerals in rocks, geotechnical, civil and mining engineers who look at the properties of rocks to use as a structure or support structure. After the lecture we got to look at some rock samples which are from the Hells Gate Dam project. The lecture has gotten me more interested as I have learnt the different ways rocks can be used in everyday life, and how important it is to be mining and looking at the rock samples that come from earth.’

– Miranda Mackee – Year 8


Swimming Carnival 2023 – Middle School

Swimming Carnival 2023 – Middle School

Congratulations to Chatham House, winning the Middle School Swimming Carnival for 2023, with Langton taking home the House Spirit Award.

Senior School results:

1st Chatham 653, 2nd Bede 600, 3rd More 591, 4th Langton 394.

House Spirit Award – Langton

Age Champion

12 Year Girl 1. Harpa Miles M, 2. Zoe Lyster C

12 Year Boy 1. Curtis Hunn B, 2, Noah Shiells C

13 Year Girl 1. Emma McMahon M, 2. Lara Burgers C

13 Year Boy 1. Oskar Bourne C, 2. Lucas Goodwin B

14 Year Girl 1. Estella Smith C, 2. Maddie Hernandez L

14 Year Boy 1. Aidan Frizzell B, 2. Dale Humphreys C

15 Year Girl 1. Millie Irving C, 2. Equal Halle Burgers C, Lara Cavanagh M

15 Year Boy 1. Jeshua Cronje M, 2. Equal Jayden Porter M, Chad Appelcryn B

A special thank you to the P&F Association for providing food and drinks at the event.

Interhouse Drama 2022

Interhouse Drama 2022

On the final day of school for 2022, the Middle & Senior School houses of Bede, Chatham, Langton & More, along with parents and friends, gathered together to watch the annual Interhouse Drama Competition. The performances were adjudicated by the amazing Keely and Michael from TheatreiNQ.

The competition was fierce, with some outstanding performances, and congratulations must go to all of the students for their hard work and talent. There can, however, only be one winner – well done to the Bede Bears for their win! Bring on 2023!

Best Performer Nominees: Lily V and Oliver G
Best Performer: Janae P
1st Place on 185 points – Bede
2nd Place on 172 points – Chatham
3rd Place on 166 points – Langton
4th Place on 125 points – More

Photography by Jo Duncan.

Middle School Presentation Evening 2022

Middle School Presentation Evening 2022

The Year 7, 8, and 9 students and families gathered at the Rock Centre on November 25 for the Middle School Presentation evening with the awards being presented by Mr. Daniel Christie, Chairman of The Cathedral School Board.
Sports Awards 2022

Sports Awards 2022

The Middle and Senior School celebrated the year in sport with the annual Sports Awards assembly in the Rock Centre. 

Head of Sport, John Rauch acknowledged the increasing diversity of sports at The Cathedral School and the high level of success and representation by Cathedral students on a local, state, and national level, both within the school program and independently. Congratulations to all students, staff, and families who have dedicated their time and commitment to their sport and balancing this with other school curricula.