Final Assembly 2016

The final assembly for 2016 will be held as outlined below:

Time: 11.30am

Date: Wednesday 7 December

Venue: a’Beckett Hall

Please note the commencement time of 11.30am.

This is earlier than previously published. It is an important assembly and will see us farewell our Year 6 cohort as they move towards a new school chapter in Year 7, 2017.

Christmas Fair 2016

Under the leadership and guidance of Mrs Nicole Begley and the hardworking members of the PFA, the 2016 Christmas Fair was celebrated as a most enjoyable event. Barbreck and Campbell House members and families were present in large numbers and observations of the evening by staff, as well as endorsing remarks from the many visitors since, all echo the same sentiment of “what a fabulous event, with a wonderful community spirit,” and, “it is such a celebration of connectedness, enjoyment and camaraderie.” A sincere thanks to all involved and also for all the other special events and assistance afforded by the PFA in 2016.

Barbreck Music Concert

A most enjoyable evening and celebration of music was readily available on Thursday 24 November for all those who attended. It was an opportunity to observe the professionalism, individual and group tuition and the commitment of all those who lead, teach and support the many music opportunities for Barbreck students from Prep to Year 6.

Thank you to Mrs Melissa Dods, Mrs Jenny Mathers, Mr Tim Collins and all the staff involved in the many and varied choral and instrumental programs.

School Reports 2016 Semester 2

End of year Student Reports will be mailed home in the final week of Term.

At the same time as mail goes out, online reports will be available for access on mystcatheirnes. For assistance, if needed for access, parents are asked to contact

The Four Leaf Clover Program

The end of year culmination of this valuable initiative was once again a happy, successful cross age event.

To the staff in the Campbell House 4YO programs and the Barbreck Year 4 staff, we say “many thanks and well done.”

The Program is beneficial in so many varied ways to all involved and an activity which is anticipated by all those entering 4YO ELC and Year 4 next year.


Tennis Award for Olivia Howitt

olivia-howittCongratulations to Year 5 student, Olivia Howitt who recently received the Victorian Tennis Academy’s (VTA) award for Player of the Month. Olivia participates in lessons run by VTA during her lunchtime at St Catherine’s as well as sessions at VTA after school. Olivia’s award acknowledges her hard work and dedication to Tennis. Well done Olivia!



The School Year Draws to a Close

The 2016 School year closes at 1.00pm after final Assembly for the year on Wednesday 7 December. During the Assembly we will farewell the Year 6 students, who are finishing their Junior schooling, and wish them well for a successful commencement in 2017 in the Senior School. The 2016 Year 6 students have contributed much to the Barbreck community in a spirit of good cheer and generosity. Their quick response to all requests for help and leadership, has been demonstrated readily and we appreciate each one for their efforts.


Mrs Alana Moor, Head of ELC and Junior School