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School Term Dates

The calendar below covers feature events, holidays, and term dates for the whole school and may not include specific events for each school area.

October 2023

Tuesday October 3

All Day
Boarders' Travel Day

Wednesday October 4

All Day
Term 4 Begins

November 2023

Wednesday November 29

All Day
Term 4 Ends

Thursday November 30

All Day
Boarders' Travel Day

School Buses

The Cathedral School manages a comprehensive School Bus Service. The service aims to ensure that students are escorted to and from school in a safe and timely manner, collecting and delivering them at a convenient location that is agreed to by both the family and the school.

Vehicles Used

The school has two large buses (33 seaters), two small buses (24 seater), and one minibus (12 seater) providing the regular bus services. All vehicles are well maintained and have all safety equipment, including seat belts for all passengers.

Suburbs Serviced

As far as possible, the runs are tailored to meet the needs of our regular passengers, and include the following list of Townsville suburbs. If demand exists, this list may change.

Alligator Creek, Annandale, Belgian Gardens, Bushland Beach, Condon, Cranbrook, Douglas, Hermit Park, Idalia, Kelso, Kirwan, Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal, Mount Louisa, Nome, North Shore, North Ward, Pallarenda, Riverside Gardens, Upper Ross.

Ayr Service

The Cathedral School Townsville is now offering a weekly bus service from Ayr To Townsville, direct to campus.

The service is ideal for weekly boarders from Year 7 to Year 12. The bus departs from the Queen Street McDonalds in Ayr each Monday at 7am. The return service will arrive at the McDonalds in Ayr each Friday at 5pm.

Limited spaces are available. For bookings or more information, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Jane Passmore at or call 07 4722 2000.

Register your expression of interest for this service via our Ayr Bus Online Form.

Students Eligible

The bus service is available for students from Year 3 to Year 12.

Younger students will only be permitted to travel if in the company of an older sibling student who has designated travel responsibility for them as determined by the Head of Junior School. Younger students being accompanied by an older student will be assessed and approved by the school on a case by case basis. The school will take into consideration the age and maturity of the older student, the distance the student has to travel between home and the bus stop and the localised traffic/road safety of the area. Families are encouraged to contact the School Office prior to any bookings being made to discuss your individual circumstances.

School Contact for Bus Travel

Main Office (8am to 4pm)
07 4722 2000


Burdekin Bus (AM) (12 Seater) – 0427 655 068
Bushland/Kirwan (AM) – 0419 482 216
City/Alligator Creek (AM) (TCS24) – 0407 159 432
Upper Ross/Douglas/Annandale (AM) (TCS22) – 0448 151 734

Burdekin Bus (PM) (12 Seater) – 0427 655 068
Bushland Beach (PM Only) (TCS21) – 0419 337 895
Douglas/ Annandale/Alligator Creek (PM) (TCS24) – 0448 151 734
City (PM) (TCS23) – 0407 159 432
Upper Ross/Kirwan (PM) – 0419 482 216

Emergency Calls – 0447 886 216

Bring Your Own Device

BYOD requirements are available on the ‘Back To School 2023‘ page on eCat.


Booklists and Stationery requirements are available on the ‘Back To School 2023‘ page on eCat.

ICPA Queensland

ICPA Queensland is a voluntary and apolitical not-for-profit organisation with 45 branches across the state and over 1200 member families.  ICPA members encompass a broad range - those who are regional, rural, and remote, those with children pre-schooling, attending state schools, boarding schools, or Schools of Distance Education, as well as those in the tertiary phase of their education. ICPA membership also includes a variety of individuals and businesses who continue to offer their support to the organisation from the South-East corner and beyond. 

The Cathedral School is proud to support ICPA QLD. For more information visit the ICPA QLD website.

Financial Assistance

To find out more about Financial Assistance options, please visit the ICPA QLD website. The Are You Aware factsheet provides a summary of State and Federal allowances that are available to families in rural and remote areas of Queensland, as well as how to apply.

Student Health Centre

Staff at The Student Health Centre care for children and adolescents with bumps, bruises, broken bones, and sometimes broken hearts. Whilst they are primarily responsible for the boarding students, they also care for day students and manage any medical emergencies.

The Centre has a dedicated and experienced Registered Nurse and Support Officer who effectively meet the health care needs of the growing school community. They both bring valuable and  varied experiences.

The staff of The Student Health Centre are all committed to the implementation of “health promotion and education” for the students of The Cathedral School. The staff also work very closely with the medical team, in particular doctors, at the Mundingburra Medical Centre.

Student Health Centre hours are 8am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday with a nurse rostered on-call after hours, for the boarding students.