Boarding Life


Our Boarding facilities are located on two separate Campuses.  Boys' Boarding is on the Day Campus while the Girls' Boarding is approximately one and a half kilometres from the Day Campus.

Girl Boarding students are bussed to and from school each day in our modern air-conditioned coach.

The Boarding Campuses consist of three (3) main buildings, Genazzano and Coolock comprising our Girls' Boarding in Agnes Street in the sought after suburb known as The Range and the separate Boys' Boarding located at Derby Street on the site of the Day Campus in Allenstown.

Girls' Boarding 

Girls in Year 7, 8 and 9 reside on the top floor of Genazzano (a beautiful air conditioned heritage-listed building in the prestigious Range area of Rockhampton) whilst the bottom floor contains offices, the main Recreation Room, Sick Bays, Gymnasium, parent accommodation, Music Room and craft area.  The whole Girls' Boarding complex is adjacent to the Sisters of Mercy complex and the “Range Village” where many retired Sisters now reside. Several of the buildings are heritage-listed and form a wonderful and historical precinct.

Some Year 9s and Year 10, 11 and 12 reside in Coolock enjoying the privacy of modern, recently refurbished and air conditioned rooms.The Dining Room and Kitchen are also located in Coolock. Each Year level also have their own lounge area on their floor which allows the girls to relax with their own peer group and watch television or sit and read. Each “Bay” area also contains a small kitchenette area, toilet and ironing facilities.  


Boys' Boarding

The Cathedral College’s new, purpose-built air conditioned Boys' Boarding features the latest facilities in boarding. Built in 2014, it is located on the Day Campus at 104 Derby Street and accommodates eighty boys. Boys in Year 7 and 8 enjoy twin-share rooms while Year 9 - 12 boys enjoy single rooms. The boys have direct access to the College’s oval and all facilities.  The boys' accommodation is structured in 'pods' of eight to twelve rooms with each 'pod' having its own lounge, bathroom and kitchenette facilities.

Supervisors have accommodation in both Genazzano and Coolock at Girls' Boarding.  Boys' Boarding has two family staff flats located within the building and other staff are accommodated in flats within the Boys' Boarding precinct.  The Assistant Principal: Boarding and his family reside in an apartment in Genazzano.


Mailing Address

Mailing addresses for the Boarding facilities are via our Boarding Mail Box at a local shopping centre and mail is collected daily and delivered by staff to each Boarding facility.

PO Box 8211
Allenstown QLD 4700


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