Meet the principal: Cathedral Grammar

The pursuit of excellence, strong character, broad opportunities, multiple pathways for success, and focusing on our students’ well-being is at the heart of all we do.

Scott Thelning, Principal

Cathedral Grammar is an independent Anglican school providing high-quality education for pre-school, primary school, and intermediate aged girls and boys on the banks of the Avon River overlooking Hagley Park. Our school is a place of ambition alongside preparation where students learn from the best.

Every year level benefits from the expertise of high-calibre specialist teachers across multiple subjects, a structured timetable, and small class sizes meaning learning is amplified and every child’s strengths are identified and built upon, with support provided at every step of their journey.

Our deliberate approach towards learning and development of independence sees each student transitioning through a layered and structured approach from Pre-School to Year 8. This sees our senior students immersed in a secondary school style timetable accessing multiple teachers across a range of specialist areas including music, art, physical education, science, mathematics, and English.

Co-curricular programmes and opportunities, service activities and celebrations of achievements are fundamental to the holistic approach we take to ensure our students develop a well-rounded approach to who they are as a person, as a learner and as a contributor to society. We support, nurture, develop, and guide, but as a school we celebrate success, keep the score, award placings, present cups, and maintain our historical records of sporting and cultural achievement.

Our Term 1 and 4 sport programme extends upon the traditional sports our students participate in for clubs on the weekends. This term our students selected from zip-lining, golf, surfing, skateboarding, horse riding, tennis, badminton, mountain biking, circus arts, dance, ice skating, and gym sessions at Boxfit Brothers. Friday afternoons are eagerly anticipated and a lot of fun. Here at Cathedral Grammar everything is on our doorstep. The inner-city location provides the school with wonderful nearby resources and unique opportunity to integrate these into our teaching programmes.

We are a unique primary school in a unique setting. We welcome you to come and experience our offerings.

Academic, Sport, Choral and Music Scholarship applications close 12 May.
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