Celebrating 50 Years

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School started as paddocks nestled amongst the bush in Gelorup and has grown to be a thriving community, still surrounded by bush on the original campus in Gelorup.

Officially opened on Tuesday, 8 February, 1972, the origins of the School can be traced back to 1967. The School has been at the forefront of education and innovation, being one of Australia’s first independent, Anglican, co-educational Boarding school’s offering Primary and Secondary education. We look forward to celebrating 50 Years of providing children of the South West with an outstanding all round education in the unique setting that is our School.

The School in the Bush – A history of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School 1972-2022

The School has worked with author and historian, Richard Offen, to compile a history of the School, celebrating many of the significant events and people that have helped to shape our School. Pre-orders for the publication will be taken, with the book to be available in mid 2022.

Glimpses of Grammar

All members of the School Community are invited to get involved in showcasing what our School means to them, through the Glimpses of Grammar project. This is an visual art based project, with pieced to be exhibited as part of the Art and Technology Exhibition in November 2022. For details on how to get involved see this page on the website.

Alumni Tours

As part of our 50 Year celebrations, we invite our former students and staff back to our campus for an informal tour. Mr Brad Goerling can conduct a personalised tour on a suitable day and time. See the School as it is now, revisit places that may be nostalgic to you and see how things have evolved over time. Personalised tours will take around 30 minutes, and take place during the normal school day with staff and students present. Family and friends are welcome to join the tour.  Group tours will be offered on particular days such as the Secondary Athletics Carnival, Reunions and the Community Fiesta.  To make a booking, contact the Marketing and Community Relations team.

Friday, 4 Feb P&F Welcome Sundowner
Tony Brooker Pavilion
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Tuesday, 8 Feb – Postponed: New date TBC Opening Day Commemorative Service and morning tea
School quadrangle (weather dependent)
9.00am commencement
Wednesday, 9 March – Postponed: 30 October 2022 Secondary Swimming Carnival – Legends’ Race
Due to the restrictions in place in March 2022, the Carnival went ahead for students only. An Alumni Open Water Swim will take place on Sunday, 30 October 2022 at Koombana Bay.
Thursday, 19 May Interhouse Cross Country with Alumni and parent race
Alumni and parents and invited to take part in the School’s Cross Country event. Participants must register online prior to the day.
11.45am – 3.00pm
Friday, 19 – Saturday, 20 August – Postponed: 18 & 19 August 2023 Whole School Production – Shrek – The Musical
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Time TBC
Thursday, 25 August Secondary Athletics Carnival and Alumni relay race
Palmer Oval
9.00am – 3.30pm
Saturday, 17 September Black Tie Dinner and Fundraiser
Quality Hotel Lighthouse
6.30pm – 11.30pm
Saturday, 29 October Reunions for the Class of 1992, 2002 and 2012
Year 7 Centre
4.00pm tour with a 5.00pm start
Sunday, 30 October Alumni Open Water Swim
Koombana Bay
10.00am
Friday, 18 November Art & Technology Exhibition Opening Night
Primary Multipurpose Hall
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Sunday, 20 November Community Fiesta
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Campus
11.00am – 4.00pm
Monday, 12 – Wednesday, 14 December Presentation Week
Various School venues and time. Check  the School website closer to the date for further information.

Dates and events are subject to change. Stay up to date with event details, which will be posted on this page. For more information on events or the 50th anniversary, contact the Marketing and Community Relations team.

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