We value integrity, resilience, respect, relationships and service to strengthen communities, build character and improve others’ and our own well-being.
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 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 welcome all backgrounds, faiths and abilities, acknowledging that diversity enriches our community.
Our teachers embrace the latest educational research balancing clear instruction with engagement. They help each girl to learn in the way that is right for her, giving her the academic rigour she needs and the tools she can use to flourish at school. We offer a broad, differentiated curriculum with a focus on meeting individual student needs, plus other forms of enrichment, extension and the opportunity for acceleration.
Our Academic Care program, founded on the principles of positive psychology, is designed to develop girls' wellbeing by building positive emotions, a resilient mindset, academic tenacity and strong relationships.
While at St Catherine’s your daughter’s study is complemented by strong cocurricular programs in sport, music, performing arts and service education. When she leaves St Catherine’s we want her to be well educated, well rounded and well balanced – ready for further study, ready for life.
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.
With Academic Challenge and Academic Care the twin pillars of our approach to education, St Catherine’s girls are encouraged to:
Enrich the world
To develop initiative, confidence and teamwork St Catherine's girls are encouraged to participate in activities beyond the school day.
The Beyond the Curriculum (BTC) program at St Catherine's is a truly extensive and engaging array of artistic, cultural and sports activities to nourish your daughter's physical, intellectual and social abilities.
The holistic approach we take helps each girl reach her true potential and prepare for post-school experiences. She'll know how to take the initiative and be more driven for success in all her endeavours. In short, we'll help her become more confident and creative.
We only have 60 places in our boarding house and that's just the way we like it. We're one big international family living here at school.
Our boarders are from Asia Pacific and regional Australia which is a real blending of country friendliness and cultural diversity.
The girls have the best of Sydney at their doorstep:
At St Catherine's we use the Bible's guiding principles to help your daughter to grow in wisdom, character and knowledge regardless of her faith background. She does not have to be a Christian to feel she belongs here.
St Catherine's scholarships 2020
Applications open: Monday 26 November 2018
Applications close: Friday 01 March 2019
Examination: Saturday 09 March 2019
St Catherine's has a variety of scholarships reflecting the academic and inclusive nature of our learning philosophies.
Please visit our website to read more about our school and what we can offer your daughter.
St Catherine’s School is in Sydney’s eastern suburbs close to magnificent Centennial Park and the University of New South Wales. Some of Australia’s most famous beaches including Bondi and Bronte are a short walk or bus ride away.
We provide a subsidised private bus service for St Catherine’s students from Years 1 – 12 to our neighbouring suburbs and beyond.
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