Issue 301 18 May 2018 W5T2

In this issue

From the Principal Early Learning Centre Junior School Junior School Sport Director's Insights School News VCE Insights Senior School Community News

Upcoming dates

Important Dates to Remember
Friday 18 May

GSV Senior Water Polo Training (Before School)

Years 7 to 12 Running Group/Bootcamp (Before School)

Prep – Year 2 Special Visitors Day (11.00am – 12.30pm)

Year 7 Zoo Excursion 8.30am – 3.30pm

Junior School District Cross Country (10.00am – 3.00pm)

GSV AFL Round 4 (After School)



Saturday 19 May

Cross Country Training – Righetti Oval (Kooyong) 8.30am – 9.45am

Year 11 Formal Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club 7.00pm

Sunday 20 May

2018 Debaters’ Association of Victoria Intermediate Public Speaking Competition, St Kevin’s College,  9.30am – 4.00pm

Monday 21 May

GSV Senior AFL training (Before School)

Sherren Singers (Years 7 to 8) 7.30am

Year 8 Trio 3.30pm

Years 3 & 4 Afterschool Sport

GSV Years 11 & 12 Round 4 (After School)

Year 10 Careers Testing Feedback 6.45pm

Tuesday 22 May

Theory Club 7.30am

GSV Years 7 & 8 training (Before School)

GSV Prelim Cross Country Carnival @Yarra Bend Park 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Jorgensen Strings 3.30pm

Jorgensen Orchestra  4.15pm – 5.15pm

Senior Concert Band 3.30pm

Years 5 & 6 Afterschool Sport 3.45pm – 5.00pm

Staff Music Showcase – Sofiya Vainer (40 years) 6.30pm, Sherren House Ballroom

Wednesday 23 May

Theory Club 7.30am

GSV Intermediate & Senior Training (Before School)

GSV Years 9 & 10 Round 4

Thursday 24 May

SS Swimming Training (Before School)

Years 7 to 12 Cross Country Training (Before School)

Percussion Ensemble 7.30am

Chamber Flutes (Year 9 to 12) 7.45am

Viva Voci (Years 9 to 12) 3.30pm

GSV Years 7 & 8 Round 5 (After School)

Friday 25 May

GSV Senior Water Polo Training (Before School)

Years 7 to 12 Running Group/Bootcamp (Before School)

PFA Ruth Langley Luncheon, Leonda by the Yarra, 11.30am – 2.00pm

GSV AFL Round 5 (After School)

Year 7-12 Red Shield Appeal, 3.30pm – 5.30pm



For further dates and information on upcoming events, please refer to the School Calendar.

From the Principal

Early Learning Centre

Campbell House News

In our Early Learning Centre we believe that the children have many ways of thinking, communicating and doing, including helping others at home and in Campbell House.


Junior School

Barbreck News

How our Year 5 students explore their emotions, NAPLAN information and discover how Mathematics is taught across our Year levels.


Junior School Sport

Barbreck Sport

District Cross Country report, Snowsports weekend registration details and congratulations to Davis House for taking out the House Soccer Championship.


Director's Insights

School News

School News

Details on St Catherine's School AGM as well as information on the Government's Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund.


VCE Insights

VCE Insights

In this edition of VCE Insights, St Catherine’s Head of English, Mrs Ceri Lloyd opens up the world of essay writing and provides some useful tips for students and parents.  


Senior School

From the Head of Year 11

Our Year 11 girls continue to amaze us with their involvement in so many sporting activities and their enthusiasm to be involved in opportunities outside of the classroom which foster their learning and growth.


News from Illawarra

This week our boarders had the opportunity to hear from inspirational guest speaker Naba Masad Alfayadh who fled Iraq as a child and has recently graduated as a doctor.


Community News

ELC Father/Child Afternoon

St Catherine's ELC and Junior School warmly invites all fathers, grandfathers and significant father figures to our first annual Father/Child Afternoon on Wednesday 30 May.