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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)

Dec
20
Mon
2021
Administration Office Closed
Dec 20 – Dec 31 all-day
ELC & Vacation Care Closed
Dec 20 – Dec 31 all-day
Dec
25
Sat
2021
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Sun
2021
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day
Dec
27
Mon
2021
Christmas Day Holiday
Dec 27 all-day
Dec
28
Tue
2021
Boxing Day Holiday
Dec 28 all-day
Jan
19
Wed
2022
Teaching Staff PD Day
Jan 19 all-day
Jan
20
Thu
2022
Teaching Staff PD Day
Jan 20 all-day
Jan
21
Fri
2022
Teaching Staff PD Day
Jan 21 all-day
Jan
24
Mon
2022
Boarders’ Travel Day
Jan 24 all-day
Term Dates 2022 (PDF)

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 2021’ 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.  The first function each year is the annual Welcome Back BBQ for all new and returning families and staff:
When: Friday 4 February 2022, 5 pm – 7 pm.
Where: Rock Centre
Complimentary BBQ, beer, wine, and soft drinks provided. An email with the TryBooking link will be sent to families in January.

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.

 

SECOND-HAND UNIFORMS

The P & F will be selling second hand uniforms in the St Mary’s building in January. 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

    0499 899 166

    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

    0499 899 166

    Emergency After Hours

    ​Phone

    0427 138 670

    ​Phone

    0431 673 618

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