At The Cathedral Grammar School, we are committed to cultivating the holistic development of every child, nurturing their academic, social, and emotional growth. In our Year 7 and 8 programme, we prioritise leadership development, providing students with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive as they prepare for high school. That's why we are excited to introduce Performance Pathways, our bespoke wellbeing and leadership programme designed specifically for Year 7 and 8 students.

Performance Pathways, a pioneering initiative spearheaded by acclaimed mental skills coach John Quinn and former high-performance athlete Anna Simcic. With over two decades of experience, John has honed his expertise in resilience, teamwork, and mindset, working with elite athletes and organisations worldwide (Rugby NZ, High-Performance Sport New Zealand, the Crusaders and NZ Cricket) among many others, John has also played a vital role in helping Olympic and Commonwealth athletes reach their potential on the world stage. Anna, a decorated Olympian and seasoned wellbeing facilitator, (High Performance Sport NZ) brings her firsthand understanding of high-performance sport and life balance to the table.

Performance Pathways isn't just another programme—it's a comprehensive framework grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mental skills. Through eight interactive modules, students delve into topics such as resilience, emotional management, goal setting, and building habits for success. These sessions, delivered over eight weeks, provide students with practical tools they can immediately apply across all facets of life—academics, sports, and personal growth.

What sets Performance Pathways apart is its holistic approach. By integrating leadership development, wellbeing tracking platforms like Komodo, and our Performance Pathways programme, we ensure our students are equipped with a diverse skill set to thrive in school and beyond. With a focus on cultivating resilience, fostering positive relationships, and defining success on their terms, Performance Pathways sets our students on a trajectory for lifelong success.

By integrating our wellbeing and leadership programmes, we ensure that our students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for success in all aspects of life. Whether they're navigating academic challenges, leading their peers, or fostering positive relationships, our students emerge as resilient, empathetic, and empowered individuals ready to make a difference in the world.

Join us in empowering your child to reach their full potential and flourish in all aspects of life. At The Cathedral Grammar School, we're committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders, achievers, and resilient individuals. Welcome to a transformative journey towards holistic wellbeing and excellence.

To learn more about Performance Pathways and how your child can benefit, contact us today.


Anna Simcic Leadership at Cathedral Grammar