The Cathedral School

of St Anne & St James – Private School

The Cathedral School of St Anne & St James is located on a campus in the suburb of Mundingburra, only eight kilometres from the centre of Townsville in Far North Queensland. There are large shopping centres and many sports facilities nearby. A regular bus service runs right past the school entrance to the City Centre.

The upper school building is located around the Nancy Armati quadrangle in the shade of a Rain Tree that is over 100 years old. This building also houses the school’s theatre and music centre. The Green Hall, formerly the boarding school’s dining room, is now a theatre hall and is equipped with a stage, seating and light and sound equipment. The centre also has a number of rooms of various sizes which can be used for rehearsals for various music groups and individuals.

The Cathedral School also has sports facilities with several astro-turf hockey fields, futsal and tennis courts, two covered basketball, net, volleyball and badminton courts, and another four outdoor courts.

The Cathedral School is known for its extensive rowing programme for students from the 8th grade upwards. Not only does the school regularly take part in competitions at local, state and national level, but since 2008 it has also participated in the Henley Royal Regatta in Great Britain.

There are many activities in the field of outdoor education with various camps lasting between two and ten days. Year 12 biology students, for example, go on a four-day research trip to Orpheus Island.

The Cathedral School has a boarding school with 150 places, in which there are single rooms for the older students and 2- to 4-bed rooms for the younger ones. Boarders participate in a range of co-curricular activities outside of school hours including attending cultural, social and sporting events.

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  • private
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 630 (Year 7-13)
  • Internationals: ca. 2,7 %
  • Year established: 1917



  • State: Queensland
  • Nearest town: Townsville
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  • Boarding Facilities
  • Mountain Bike Academy
  • Rowing Academy
  • Rugby Academy

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.