​Discover more about St Catherine’s from four of our current students.

Camilla Aberdeen

Year 1

What do you like most about School?
I love watching the new building being built. Some days you get to see big diggers moving all the dirt. I am really excited about playing and learning in the new building.

What are your favourite things to do away from School?
I love ballet and swimming. My favourite swimming stroke is freestyle. I also like to just play in our pool at home. We have a big inflatable flamingo, rainbow unicorn and giant watermelon! I can also do five summersaults in a row underwater.

Do you play any Sports?
I love playing tennis. My coach is really nice and I love hitting the ball really hard. Sometimes, I play with my brother at home and he hits them so big they go over the fence, that is really funny!

Do you play any musical instruments?
Not yet. I can sing though and soon I will be learning to play the piano.

What would you like to be when you grow up?
A vet. I love helping animals, especially cats. I would help all different types of animals though.

What are you looking forward to learning at School this year?
My teacher, Ms Ballis, says we all know so much from Prep there is not much more to teach! I have enjoyed writing and practising my plus sums.

What does it mean to you to be a St Catherine’s girl?
It means I can be just like my Mum. She went to St Catherine’s too. My Mum is so pretty and has black hair. She always looks pretty when she wears the necklace I bought her. She is also lots of fun.

Miranda Ware

Year 6

What do you like most about School?
I love playing in the playground, being outside with my friends is a lot of fun. I also really enjoy the classrooms and the teachers, we all have a special place to learn.

What are your favourite things to do away from School?
I love skiing, snowboarding, horse riding, singing, tennis, netball, reading and playing with my friends. My favourite books to read are from the series Cherub, it is funny.

My horses’ name is Elmo and he is about 6 years old, we have had him for a long time, so he feels like part of our family.

Do you play any musical instruments?
I play the clarinet, piano and the flute. I enjoy playing different types of music on the different instruments too. On the flute I like soft, relaxing songs but on the piano I love jazz.

What would you like to be when you grow up?
An actress, singer or competing in the Olympic Dressage event.

What are you looking forward to learning this year at School?
Algebra. My sister, who is in Year 9, said the best way to be good at Algebra in future Year levels is to be prepared now, so I am looking forward to learning as much as I can about it so it helps me in the future.

I am also looking forward to learning more about becoming a leader whilst I am in Year 6.

What do you hope to achieve by the end of this year?
I would like to take out first place in the horse riding preliminary category. I have competed in the preparatory event and this level is very caring and nice, however in preliminary they have a very high standard and judge more critically.

 

Catherine Chen

Year 7

What do you enjoy about School?
I love arriving every day to be greeted by my friends and chatting about what we have done on the weekend. Having different people in my classes means that we all get to know each other even better and form stronger friendships. Secondly, learning something different everyday means that School continues to be enjoyable and stimulating. Finally, co-curricular activities are the highlight of my schooling because they allow me to develop a broader range of skills all the way from perseverance to humility.

Are you involved in any co-curricular activities at School?
I am continuing to learn the trombone at School and I participate in Music ensembles. Music and Sport at St Catherine’s are always activities I have been passionate about. Perhaps I will join the Debating team this year too!

What are some of the things you are most looking forward to this year?
I am particularly excited to dissect a squid later this year in Science! I am also thrilled to continue GSV sports because it is a great opportunity to meet new friends, learn more about teamwork and strengthen sportsmanship.

What would you like to achieve during your time as a St Catherine’s girl?
I would love to develop my leadership skills, continue to make lifelong friendships, and become a role model to younger students. I think it is also important that I become more confident in myself and volunteer to do things even if they are outside of my comfort zone, such as public speaking.

What does it mean to you to be a St Catherine’s girl?
I believe that determination, integrity and being caring towards others are qualities of every St Catherine’s girl. I love being in an environment where I can truly be myself, and not be afraid to speak up whenever I feel. I am truly proud to belong to St Catherine’s and represent the School.

 

Emily Barrington

Year 10

What do you like most about School?
I love the environment because it feels comfortable and engaging. The opportunities I have been given at St Catherine’s have allowed me to be a part of activities I may not have been able to experience and they have opened my eyes to life outside School. The choice of electives has allowed me to gain an insight into different subjects that I might consider for VCE, they are also really enjoyable and have added some variety to our Year 9 and 10 curriculum.

Are you involved in any co-curricular activities at School?
I play GSV sports and I am a member of Environment Club.

What would you like to achieve during your time as a St Catherine’s girl?
I would like to gain as much as I can out of my education and schooling years whilst still maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle.

What does it mean to you to be a St Catherine’s girl?
It means that I am lucky enough to have access to a quality education, in a safe environment, where teachers are genuine and love what they do. I think that it is important that, as a St Catherine’s student, we take advantage of everything that is offered to us because there are millions of girls in the world that are unable to attend School let alone play sports, join clubs, take part in musicals etc.

What are some of the things you are most looking forward to this year?
Being in Year 10 is both exciting and nerve racking as we draw closer to VCE and the end of our School days. However, this year I am really excited to be a part of a VCE 1/2 class and begin to get a feel for how the system works. I am also excited for House Arts and for choosing all my subjects for next year.

Heading into VCE next year, do you have any career/subject plans already?
I am not completely sure yet. Being able to participate in a variety of subject electives, I am hoping it will give me an opportunity to narrow down what I am most interested in. I do think that, although I can be a logical thinker, I am also quite creative and I would love to work in a more creative industry.