Do you love school? Are you interested and involved in the world around you? Would you like to make your mark in the world?
St Catherine’s School has just turned 160 years old. That’s 160 years of educating and caring for girls like you. Girls who value integrity, are honest and fair-minded and aspire to greatness.
We have seen many girls like you come through our gates in Waverley, Sydney. You demonstrate compassion, kindness and generosity to those around you. You are courageous and resilient (or would like to be) and are perhaps curious about how a Christian tradition might help you uphold your own values. You may be really interested in science or music or have a passion for drama or a desire to perform. You may love sport and playing in a team or strive to improve your personal best. Do you help out in your community to make it a better place? Do you get lost in whatever you’re reading? Are you eager to learn another language? Would you like to speak up? Speak out?
If you recognise yourself in just a few of these qualities, you are already a St Catherine’s girl at heart and we would love to welcome you to our school.
St Catherine’s School is a dynamic and supportive day and boarding school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. We offer a broad, challenging and vibrant education designed to unlock the unique potential of every girl. We are Australia’s oldest independent Anglican girls’ school and one of the most forward thinking. As a non-selective school our girls achieve at high academic levels.
Our goal is to educate young women like you who will shape our future world. A combination of research-based practice, excellent facilities and integration of the principles of positive psychology enable our dedicated teachers to support your learning path. While respecting the different strengths of all our girls, we foster the development of each of you as an individual. This makes St Catherine’s a diverse and enriching place to learn and grow. Our girls build a network of valuable relationships which will support you through your studies both emotionally and intellectually, and into the future.
While at St Catherine’s your study is complemented by strong cocurricular programs in sport, music, performing arts and service education. We have a Christian tradition but welcome and value all faiths and abilities. The core virtues of the St Catherine’s are integrity, respect, courage and service and we recognise the importance of resilience and interdependence toward a fulfilled and purposeful life.
All our girls are encouraged to embrace challenge, value each other and to LOVE SCHOOL.
Come and join us.
Study is complemented by strong co-curricular programs in sport, music, performing arts, and service education. The range of experiences on offer at St Catherine’s provide many avenues for students to experience intellectual, emotional and social development. Apart from specialised camp programs, students have opportunities to take up immersive cultural and language exchanges as well as music, history and service education trips to Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.
St Catherine’s has a whole-school approach to STEM literacy and enrichment with a robotics club and makerspace contributing to a culture of creativity, innovation and enquiry.
To nurture each girl through her school journey we provide a broad, challenging and vibrant education that unlocks and develops her potential in all areas of school life. That includes the development of skills beyond the classroom that help our girls to grow into balanced and well-rounded individuals.
We run extensive co-curricular programs in sport, music and service education. They nurture creative, physical and social abilities and talents, allowing every girl to reach her potential and develop in discipline, confidence and teamwork.
St Catherine’s boarding house is a home away from home where respect for others, integrity, trust and responsibility are nurtured. The boarding community is a wonderful mix of girls from country NSW and the Asia Pacific region. Each girl is cared for by staff who love working with young people and are highly qualified in residential care.
Girls are encouraged to consider their own response to the Christian message and uphold the values of
our Christian tradition
St Catherine’s is committed to reducing traffic congestion around the School and providing safe and reliable, environmentally friendly travel alternatives for students. With the support of Waverley Council, bus services provide a convenient mode of transport to and from School and encourages independence and relationship building among the girls.
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2018 Scholarships on offer
Each year, St Catherine’s offers a wide range of scholarships to help with the costs of educating young women to the highest standard. We have places available at our school for girls of special individual talent; girls who can show they love to learn and are eager to succeed. We embrace girls who come from the country and would love to go to school here in Sydney.
We encourage you to embrace this wonderful opportunity of gaining a St Catherine’s education by applying for one of our scholarships.
Academic scholarships for girls entering Year 7
Music scholarships from Years 7 – 10
All-rounder scholarships from Years 7 – 10
Country boarding scholarships from Years 7 – 11 (means tested)
Indigenous boarding scholarships (in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Fund) from Years 7 – 9 (means tested)
All candidates will sit the scholarship examination on Saturday 11 March
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