In preparation for your daughter’s transition into St Catherine’s Junior School, our orientation program provides students with an environment whereby they develop a sense of connectedness and belonging prior to commencing. It is undoubtedly, a unique and extraordinary period in our lifetime and we understand the worry and unease you must currently be experiencing. We recognise that we are all navigating a fluid environment and due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation we will transform our Orientation program should restrictions require it, to ensure we continue to exercise an abundance of caution.

Prep Orientation Program

Commencing Prep signifies a time of growth and tremendous possibilities, a time to seize every opportunity. In preparation for your daughter’s transition into St Catherine’s Junior School, our Orientation Program aims to provide a seamless transition for your daughter that delivers a progressive learning experience fostering their education, growth and creativity.

3 March 2021 Morning Tea with Head of Junior School Ms Karen McArdle Barbreck Library
April 2021 Prep Interviews Onsite
22 October 2021 Prep Transition Onsite
29 October 2021 Prep Transition Onsite
5 November 2021 Prep Transition Onsite
Storytime with Miss Taylor

Reading and storytelling with your child promotes brain development and imagination, teaches your child about language and emotions, and strengthens your relationship. Miss Taylor is a wonderful storyteller and we invite you to create some special time to share in the delight of story-time with your daughter, because anytime is a good time for a story!


Year 1-6 Parent Information

New families are invited to attend our Parent Information Webinar evening in October 2021 for an opportunity to meet the Head of Junior School, Mrs Karen McArdle and the Deputy Head of Junior School Mr Luke Russell.

Upcoming Orientation dates – New Junior School students commencing 2021 (Years 1-6)

  • March – April – Meeting with Head of Junior School Ms Karen McArdle
  • October   – Parent Information Evening
  • November  – Orientation Session
  • November  – Transition Classes


(All programs delivered onsite subject to government restrictions and health requirements and will alter to webinar as required)