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’.

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

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.

Dance Concert 2022

Dance Concert 2022

Our third annual Dance Concert was held in the Rock Centre, performed by students from Prep through to Year 12.
The 2022 Cathedral Dance Concert took place on November 6 showcasing and celebrating the wonderful dancers and creative movement program we offer at the school. Under the guidance of our amazing dance teacher Suzie Searight, 90 students from Prep to Year 12 performed a variety of dance works in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop.
It was a fabulous opportunity for the students to share with the audience all that they had been working on throughout the year on stage and in costume. Dance Awards were presented at the end of the evening to ‘Dancers of the Year’.
Junior School Dancer of the Year:
Willow Morse
Middle School Dancer of the Year:
Christopher Neilson
Senior School Dancer of the Year:
Isabelle Franzmann
Outstanding Dedication and Effort to Dance:
Alysha Mottin

A huge thank you to Miss Suzie and the volunteers and Music staff who helped make the night a big success, and to Jo Duncan for the beautiful photography.

Photography by Jo Duncan

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.