Principal’s Welcome

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Welcome to a very special place. As the eighth Principal of of St Anne & St James and the former Head of Junior School, I can genuinely tell you that Cathedral is far more than a school. It is a caring community of people who share the common goal of ensuring that our students receive every opportunity to become the best possible version of themselves.

Our learners must be empowered with the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes to thrive in today’s complex digital world.

To achieve this, we embrace the holistic development of every student. Our highly acknowledged co-educational day and boarding model provides the best of both worlds and supports every student to achieve their personal best and find their definition of happy, healthy, and high achieving.

With Early Learning, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, and Boarding dormitories on one campus, our educational environment nurtures the physical, social, and emotional growth of every student through to graduation.

The School provides a safe and welcoming experience where students feel valued, heard, and celebrated for their differences.

This helps create that all-important sense of belonging that is fundamental to the development of physical and mental health, and critical to achieving personal success.

We know every child is different and believe in championing individuality, diversity, and inclusivity across our School Community. We do this by offering a diverse breadth of subjects, together with enriching life experiences. Within each Sub-School, these opportunities are designed to promote a healthy balance between academic studies, personal interests, and experiential learning to support the development of self-confidence, resilience, leadership skills, and more. It is often these experiences that create wonderful memories and friendships that last a lifetime.

Students graduate from of St Anne and St James with a broad range of skills designed to ensure they lead meaningful lives into the future. Our School Values of Safety, Respect, Responsibility, Engagement, Endeavour, and Service provide young people with a strong, safe framework to live by both at School and outside of it.

“Every day, I make it a point to acknowledge the privilege we have in sharing these exceptional facilities and being part of this unique school community with our students, our families, and the staff here at TCS.”

Luke Baills – Principal

To ensure the best Learning and Teaching environment, we actively recruit expert staff who are committed to making a positive difference to our School Community, no matter their role. Staff who join our team are chosen for their expertise, innovation, and genuine passion for education. They seek to create an environment that challenges and inspires our students to live their best lives by building strong relationships with the students in their care. Our teachers also engage in an active program of professional development to ensure we remain at the forefront of educational practices.

Finding a school that fits your child’s unique personality, interests and aspirations can be a difficult decision, especially when they are still discovering who they are. I encourage you to visit our School in person to experience the energy of our Campus, our School Community and, most importantly, of our students – and consider whether our School Values that are lived day-to-day by our students and staff, align with those of your family.

Every day, I make it a point to acknowledge the privilege we have in sharing these exceptional facilities and being part of this unique school community with our students, our families, and the staff here at TCS.

I look forward to welcoming you to Community.

Luke Baills
Principal