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School Calendar

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

Please Note: Updated digital calendars will be available on the 24th of January 2022.

View the Term Dates for 2022 here (PDF)

View the Term Dates for 2023 here (PDF).

August 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Monday August 1
Tuesday August 2
Wednesday August 3
Thursday August 4
Friday August 5
Saturday August 6
Sunday August 7
Monday August 8
Tuesday August 9
Wednesday August 10
Thursday August 11
Friday August 12
Saturday August 13
Sunday August 14
Monday August 15
Tuesday August 16
Wednesday August 17
Thursday August 18
Friday August 19
Saturday August 20
Sunday August 21
Monday August 22
Tuesday August 23
Wednesday August 24
Thursday August 25
Friday August 26
Saturday August 27
Sunday August 28
Monday August 29
Tuesday August 30
Wednesday August 31

No events.

September 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday September 1
Friday September 2
Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
Wednesday September 7
Thursday September 8
Friday September 9
Saturday September 10
Sunday September 11
Monday September 12
Tuesday September 13
Wednesday September 14
Thursday September 15
Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
Sunday September 18
Monday September 19
Tuesday September 20
Wednesday September 21
Thursday September 22
Friday September 23
Saturday September 24
Sunday September 25
Monday September 26
Tuesday September 27
Wednesday September 28
Thursday September 29
Friday September 30

No events.

October 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday October 1
Sunday October 2
Monday October 3
Tuesday October 4
Wednesday October 5
Thursday October 6
Friday October 7
Saturday October 8
Sunday October 9
Monday October 10
Tuesday October 11
Wednesday October 12
Thursday October 13
Friday October 14
Saturday October 15
Sunday October 16
Monday October 17
Tuesday October 18
Wednesday October 19
Thursday October 20
Friday October 21
Saturday October 22
Sunday October 23
Monday October 24
Tuesday October 25
Wednesday October 26
Thursday October 27
Friday October 28
Saturday October 29
Sunday October 30
Monday October 31

No events.

November 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tuesday November 1
Wednesday November 2
Thursday November 3
Friday November 4
Saturday November 5
Sunday November 6
Monday November 7
Tuesday November 8
Wednesday November 9
Thursday November 10
Friday November 11
Saturday November 12
Sunday November 13
Monday November 14
Tuesday November 15
Wednesday November 16
Thursday November 17
Friday November 18
Saturday November 19
Sunday November 20
Monday November 21
Tuesday November 22
Wednesday November 23
Thursday November 24
Friday November 25
Saturday November 26
Sunday November 27
Monday November 28
Tuesday November 29
Wednesday November 30

No events.

December 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday December 1
Friday December 2
Saturday December 3
Sunday December 4
Monday December 5
Tuesday December 6
Wednesday December 7
Thursday December 8
Friday December 9
Saturday December 10
Sunday December 11
Monday December 12
Tuesday December 13
Wednesday December 14
Thursday December 15
Friday December 16
Saturday December 17
Sunday December 18
Monday December 19
Tuesday December 20
Wednesday December 21
Thursday December 22
Friday December 23
Saturday December 24
Sunday December 25
Monday December 26
Tuesday December 27
Wednesday December 28
Thursday December 29
Friday December 30
Saturday December 31

No events.

January 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Sunday January 1
Monday January 2
Tuesday January 3
Wednesday January 4
Thursday January 5
Friday January 6
Saturday January 7
Sunday January 8
Monday January 9
Tuesday January 10
Wednesday January 11
Thursday January 12
Friday January 13
Saturday January 14
Sunday January 15
Monday January 16
Tuesday January 17
Wednesday January 18
Thursday January 19
Friday January 20
Saturday January 21
Sunday January 22
Monday January 23
Tuesday January 24
Wednesday January 25
Thursday January 26
Friday January 27
Saturday January 28
Sunday January 29
Monday January 30
Tuesday January 31

No events.

February 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Wednesday February 1
Thursday February 2
Friday February 3
Saturday February 4
Sunday February 5
Monday February 6
Tuesday February 7
Wednesday February 8
Thursday February 9
Friday February 10
Saturday February 11
Sunday February 12
Monday February 13
Tuesday February 14
Wednesday February 15
Thursday February 16
Friday February 17
Saturday February 18
Sunday February 19
Monday February 20
Tuesday February 21
Wednesday February 22
Thursday February 23
Friday February 24
Saturday February 25
Sunday February 26
Monday February 27
Tuesday February 28

No events.

March 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Wednesday March 1
Thursday March 2
Friday March 3
Saturday March 4
Sunday March 5
Monday March 6
Tuesday March 7
Wednesday March 8
Thursday March 9
Friday March 10
Saturday March 11
Sunday March 12
Monday March 13
Tuesday March 14
Wednesday March 15
Thursday March 16
Friday March 17
Saturday March 18
Sunday March 19
Monday March 20
Tuesday March 21
Wednesday March 22
Thursday March 23
Friday March 24
Saturday March 25
Sunday March 26
Monday March 27
Tuesday March 28
Wednesday March 29
Thursday March 30
Friday March 31

No events.

April 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday April 1
Sunday April 2
Monday April 3
Tuesday April 4
Wednesday April 5
Thursday April 6
Friday April 7
Saturday April 8
Sunday April 9
Monday April 10
Tuesday April 11
Wednesday April 12
Thursday April 13
Friday April 14
Saturday April 15
Sunday April 16
Monday April 17
Tuesday April 18
Wednesday April 19
Thursday April 20
Friday April 21
Saturday April 22
Sunday April 23
Monday April 24
Tuesday April 25
Wednesday April 26
Thursday April 27
Friday April 28
Saturday April 29
Sunday April 30

No events.

May 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Monday May 1
Tuesday May 2
Wednesday May 3
Thursday May 4
Friday May 5
Saturday May 6
Sunday May 7
Monday May 8
Tuesday May 9
Wednesday May 10
Thursday May 11
Friday May 12
Saturday May 13
Sunday May 14
Monday May 15
Tuesday May 16
Wednesday May 17
Thursday May 18
Friday May 19
Saturday May 20
Sunday May 21
Monday May 22
Tuesday May 23
Wednesday May 24
Thursday May 25
Friday May 26
Saturday May 27
Sunday May 28
Monday May 29
Tuesday May 30
Wednesday May 31

No events.

June 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday June 1
Friday June 2
Saturday June 3
Sunday June 4
Monday June 5
Tuesday June 6
Wednesday June 7
Thursday June 8
Friday June 9
Saturday June 10
Sunday June 11
Monday June 12
Tuesday June 13
Wednesday June 14
Thursday June 15
Friday June 16
Saturday June 17
Sunday June 18
Monday June 19
Tuesday June 20
Wednesday June 21
Thursday June 22
Friday June 23
Saturday June 24
Sunday June 25
Monday June 26
Tuesday June 27
Wednesday June 28
Thursday June 29
Friday June 30

No events.

July 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday July 1
Sunday July 2
Monday July 3
Tuesday July 4
Wednesday July 5
Thursday July 6
Friday July 7
Saturday July 8
Sunday July 9
Monday July 10
Tuesday July 11
Wednesday July 12
Thursday July 13
Friday July 14
Saturday July 15
Sunday July 16
Monday July 17
Tuesday July 18
Wednesday July 19
Thursday July 20
Friday July 21
Saturday July 22
Sunday July 23
Monday July 24
Tuesday July 25
Wednesday July 26
Thursday July 27
Friday July 28
Saturday July 29
Sunday July 30
Monday July 31

No events.

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 registrar@cathedral.qld.edu.au 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
bus.bookings@cathedral.qld.edu.au

 

MORNING (AM)
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

AFTERNOON (PM)
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

Hardware Specifications 2021 (Year 7 – Year 12)

Windows Tablet or Laptop
MacBook
Form Factor

Windows Tablet or Laptop

Any MacBook

Device Considerations

Preferred Screen Size: 13 inch

Preferred Screen Size: 13 inch

Operating System

Windows 10

Apple MacOS X 10.13 or newer

Wireless Compatibility

*Device must have 5GHz 802.11n support.
This may be advertised as “Dual Band Wireless”, “802.11abgn”, “802.11agn”, “802.11ac”, “802.11ax”or “Gigabit Wireless”.
Devices marketed as “802.11bgn” probably do not support the required standard.

All Apple laptops are compatible.

Battery Life

Advertised battery life of at least 6 hours

All Apple laptops are compatible.

 Please take special note of the Wireless Compatibility requirements. This is the most difficult requirement to verify yourself for Windows laptops. If you are unsure, consider purchasing a recommended device from our purchasing portal. If you currently have a laptop but it does not meet the wireless specifications, you can purchase a Wi-Fi USB Dual Band adapter from most major outlets that sell laptops.

Note: Android-based devices are intentionally omitted from the Hardware Specifications as they do not support the school’s preferred software.

Additional Considerations

The following are not compulsory but are considerations which you should direct your attention to:

Recommendations

• Maximum weight: 2kg
• Minimum RAM: 4GB
• Disk configuration: Solid State disk (SSD)

Considerations

• Accidental loss and breakage insurance
• Laptop case for device protection

Software Specifications

Additionally, the device must meet all of the following functional requirements pertaining to software:

Operating System

As per the Hardware Specification, above.

Web Browser

Any modern web browser with recent updates.

Microsoft Office Suite

The Microsoft Office suite of programs for Windows/Mac/iOS is available free to students from the school.

Security Software

The security platform supplied with Windows or Apple software is sufficient. No extra antivirus software is required.

Booklists

Booklists and Stationery requirements are available on the ‘Back To School 2022‘ page on eCat.

Parents and Friends Association

The Parents and Friends’ Association (P & F) is an active and vibrant friend-raising and fund-raising group within The Cathedral School and has been a vital part of our school community for many decades.

The P & F run a variety of functions throughout the year.  Details of these events can be found in the School Calendars.

The P & F raise significant funds through their work and this money is invested back into the school in a wide range of areas including the following items purchased in 2020:

  • Vital Signs Monitor & Stand for the Student Health Centre.
  • Specialist Lighting for the performances in the Rock Centre.

At the end of 2021 the P & F also donated goods to Hope in a Suitcase to provide items for children entering foster care and also to the TUH to help combat rheumatic heart disease in young girls from remote indigenous communities.

     

    SECOND-HAND UNIFORMS

    The P & F will be selling second hand uniforms in the St Mary’s building in January.   The P & F second hand uniform store will also be open on boarders’ travel day at the start of each term and also the first Tuesday of each month (during term time).  Opening times can be found in the school calendar.

    Donations of second hand uniforms are gratefully accepted and can be dropped off at main reception during office hours.

     

    In June 2021 the school held its biennial Carnival (Fete). This is a major fund-raiser for the P & F and a wonderful community event. The next Carnival will be June 2023.

    P & F meetings are held once a month in the Junior School Wonder Hub at 7 pm and everyone is welcome to attend.  The 2022 meeting dates are:

    8 February • 8 March • 10 May • 14 June • 9 August • 6 September • 11 October (AGM) • 8 November

    For more information please contact the school
    07 4722 2000

    or the P & F President
    p&fpresident@cathedral.qld.edu.au

    Tuckshop

    The Tuckshop is open daily for both breaks.

    The Tuckshop uses the MyTuckshop online ordering program, which is a cashless system. Modern technology makes paying for your child’s lunches easier than ever before. Gone are the days of hunting for exact change for that brown paper bag. View the Tuckshop Menu here.

    Through the MyTuckshop web portal, parents can place tuckshop orders, top up the balance via credit card or direct deposit, view their child’s purchases, set spending limits, dietary or allergy alerts, ban items from sale and top up the balance on the student account.

    All online orders for Junior School students need to be submitted prior to 8.30am for that day. Year 3 – 6 students will still be able to access the Tuckshop during first lunch break to purchase additional items, using their ID card instead of cash. ID cards will be distributed to Junior School students by their teachers.

    Middle and Senior School students are also able to place their lunch orders online prior to 8.30am, or they may utilise the Tuckshop at break times, and swipe their ID card/library card for payment instead of using cash.

      Outside School Hours Care

      The Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) education program is developed and implemented in accordance with the My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care. It ensures that students have opportunities to participate in leisure and play-based activities that are responsive to their needs, interests, and choices. School age children may do their homework in a supervised quiet area before joining the play-based activities.

      Vacation Care Program

      Our Vacation Care program offers art and craft activities, wet days, outdoor games, cooking, sewing activities, drama and various excursions. We also have visits from professionals such as vets, police officers, ambulance and fire officers and wildlife carers to name a few.

      Parents are welcome to participate in all aspects of our program and attend any of the excursions with their child (if places are available on the bus). Parents who have a talent in a particular area are invited to share these skills with us at OSHC.

      A full Vacation Care program is available at least two weeks before Vacation Care commences, to assist children/parents with organising items required for activities each day of the program. We encourage the children to be responsible for ensuring that they have their equipment ready and to be organised for their day.

      Hours of Operation

      Before School Care 7am – 8.30am
      After School Care 3pm – 6pm
      Vacation Care 7am – 6pm

      Please contact Jillian Cogill for enrolment information.
      07 4722 2046
      oshc@cathedral.qld.edu.au

      The Child Care Subsidy is available to families.

      Uniforms

      All uniforms and stationery items required by students are available on-campus at The School Locker or at their Garbutt store, Shop 6/161 Duckworth Street, Domain Central (near Bunnings).

      Parents can also shop online through The School Locker.

      Download a PDF of uniform requirements – prices may change without notice.

      Retail Shop Opening Hours

      The School Locker shop is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8.00 am – 11.30 am. (Closed Tuesdays).

      The Cathedral School Uniform

      Formal Uniform – Years 4 to 12
      Boys – navy shorts (trousers for Years 10 to 12 with black or navy socks), black belt, white short-sleeved shirt and school tie
      Girls – navy dress with white collar and shoe string tie, black leather lace-up shoes and white calf-length socks
      Formal hat (Years 7 to 12). Navy hat (Years 4 to 6)
      School and House badges

      Formal Uniform – Prep to Year 3
      Boys – navy shorts and navy/white check shirt
      Girls – navy skort and navy/white check blouse
      Black leather lace-up shoes, white calf-length socks
      Navy hat

      General Day Uniform – Prep to Year 12
      Boys – navy shorts and navy/white check shirt
      Girls – navy skort and navy/white check blouse
      Black leather lace-up shoes, white calf-length socks
      Formal hat (Years 7 to 12). Navy hat (Prep to Year 6)

      House Sports Uniform – Prep to Year 12
      Boys and girls – navy sports shorts with school logo and House polo shirt (Bede, Chatham, More and Langton)
      Sports shoes (good quality runners or cross trainers – no black soles), white calf-length socks
      Navy sports hat

      Sports Uniform – Prep to Year 12
      Boys and girls – navy sports shorts with school logo and Cathedral polo shirt
      Sports shoes (good quality runners or cross trainers – no black soles), white calf-length socks
      Navy sports hat
      School swimsuit

      Additional items
      School jumper for cooler weather (no other jumper is permitted)
      Lycra swim vests (optional)
      School backpack (optional)

      School Shoes
      The Athlete’s Foot at Castletown Shopping World and Willows Shopping Centre carry a range of suggested footwear and provide a cash rebate to the school for all sales to Cathedral families.

      Your child will be expertly fitted by qualified Fit Technicians and $5 from every shoe purchase is donated back to The Cathedral School – this applies to shoes for the whole family!

      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.

      Key Contacts

      General Enquiries

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2000

      Fax

      07 4722 2111

      Address

      154 Ross River Road, Mundingburra

      Postal Address

      PO Box 944, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

      Enrolment Enquiries

      Contact

      Registrar, Mrs Jane Passmore

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2000

      CRICOS Provider No: 00959M

      Boarding

      ​Girls Boarding Phone

      07 4722 2100

      ​Boys Boarding Phone

      07 4722 2083

      ​Emergency Phone

      0419 650 009

      Outside School Hours Care

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2046

      Early Learning Centre

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2000

      Media

      Contact

      Mr Matt Scully

      ​Phone

      0418 332 314

      Emergency After Hours

      ​Phone

      0427 138 670

      ​Phone

      0431 673 618

      General Enquiries

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2000

      Fax

      07 4722 2111

      Address

      154 Ross River Road, Mundingburra

      Postal Address

      PO Box 944, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

      Enrolment Enquiries

      Contact

      Registrar, Mrs Jane Passmore

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2000

      CRICOS Provider No: 00959M

      Boarding

      ​Girls Boarding Phone

      07 4722 2100

      ​Boys Boarding Phone

      07 4722 2083

      ​Emergency Phone

      0419 650 009

      Outside School Hours Care

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2046

      Early Learning Centre

      ​Phone

      07 4722 2000

      Media

      Contact

      Mr Matt Scully

      ​Phone

      0418 332 314

      Emergency After Hours

      ​Phone

      0427 138 670

      ​Phone

      0431 673 618

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