Principal's Welcome 

Welcome to the St. Mary’s Cathedral College Web Site. 

It is my hope that in scrolling through the various sections of this site you may capture some of the spirit that sustains this fine school.

The first classes were held on this site during the 1820s and so we are one of the nation’s oldest schools. However, with the complete redevelopment of the site during the early 1990s, we are also paradoxically a more modern school with the style of our current buildings and facilities.

As a Systemic Catholic School we seek to enrich the faith and beliefs of our students and their families. It is conducted in the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice.

Being situated near the commercial centre of the city of Sydney we have easy access to public transport and so draw students from more than 180 suburbs. The 120 students who enter Year 7 each year usually come from about 70 different schools.

To be Principal of this school is a great privilege. Its spirit, traditions and customs provide everyone in our community a unique spirit of friendship that makes it both accepting and enriching for each individual.

We seek to provide our 760 boys with as many opportunities as possible to develop their varied talents. We take part in many academic, cultural and sporting competitions. Students can take part in all aspects of music, debating, mock trial, social justice, leadership courses, camps, retreats, drama, etc. Each year a school concert is held in the Sydney Town Hall and various other functions are held both at the school and in the Cathedral that is situated next door to our school.

We are part of the CBSA Sporting competition and so a number of our students participate in sports such as Basketball, Cricket, Soccer, Rugby League, Touch Football and Volleyball each Thursday afternoon. Carnivals are also held in Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Table Tennis and many more activities.

We are Sydney’s best kept secret. Take a walk down St. Mary’s Road to find us. At our front gate each day, students are made to feel special and valued, as they are welcomed and farewelled each and every school day.

Br Christopher Peel