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Welcome to The Cathedral College, a Catholic, co-educational, Boarding College located in the Diocese of Rockhampton on Darumbal Country.

Our College is built in the shadow of St Joseph’s Cathedral, in the city of Rockhampton, Central Queensland, approximately 40 kilometres inland from the Capricorn Coast and 650 kilometres north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. 

My name is Rob Alexander and for the past 13 plus years it has been my privilege to serve as Principal of The Cathedral College. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to serve as leader of a College that has the person of Jesus Christ at its heart, a supportive and engaged parent community, students who delight and inspire us each and every day and dedicated teachers and support staff.

Here at The Cathedral College, we believe each person is made in the image and likeness of God – each possessing seeds of greatness, to be nurtured through a holistic Catholic education where academic excellence goes hand in hand with spiritual, emotional, physical, cultural and social development.

Our College motto, “Come, live life in all its fullness” (John 10:10) invites every member of the College community to develop their relationship with Jesus Christ.

The College is founded on the traditions of our predecessor Colleges, St Joseph’s Christian Brothers College and the Sisters of Mercy, Our Lady of Good Counsel College (Range College); and the charisms of their founders, Blessed Edmund Rice and Venerable Catherine McAuley.

Our Core Values are Gratitude, Respect and Compassion and we strive to live out these values every day in the way we treat each person in our College community and how we interact with the wider community. Outreach to the aged, the sick, the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalised in our local communities and beyond is an essential part of College life and our students and staff strive to demonstrate their care and compassion for those in need or distress.

Our College continues to grow with currently over 1330 students enrolled including 200 Boarders from across Central Queensland and beyond. Our Boarders add to the rich and diverse tapestry of life here at The Cathedral College and we are very grateful to their parents for entrusting them to our care when they are often so far away from the family home.

This gratitude for the trust and faith placed in us to educate and care for their children is extended to all of our parent community. The responsibility of providing a safe, secure, caring and sustainable environment for each and every one of our students is one we do not take lightly. I would like all parents to be assured that the protection of their children enrolled at The Cathedral College is my highest priority and the highest priority of all in the TCC community and all who work in the ministry of Catholic Education.

The 2023 Annual School Report further details the essential elements and characteristics of our College and you’re invited to read it by following the link below.

There is so much more about our faith filled, vibrant and life giving community here at The Cathedral College that I could share with you in this message of Welcome.

I look forward to one day hopefully doing that in person as you consider becoming part of our College community. For now I invite you to explore our Website and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have enrolment and employment enquiries. I can assure you of a very warm, helpful and timely reply.

Best wishes

Rob Alexander


B.A., Grad Dip Teach, B.Ed.St, M.Ed.St, M.Ed.Lead, GAICD

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