​Whether for fun, fitness or the thrill of serious competition, our Sports program provides students the opportunity to participate in a range of sports and at the level of their choice.

The St Catherine’s Sports program includes involvement in interschool competitions, interstate tours and internal House competitions throughout the year.

With expert coaching available, many of our students are outstanding sportswoman and excel within their individual sporting pursuits. We are privileged to have nurtured numerous elite athletes who have represented Australia.

In addition to the Inter-school GSV and VPSSA Competitions, St Catherine’s is proud to also offer three dedicated sporting clubs to students; St Catherine’s Aquatic, St Catherine’s Rowing Club, our Snowsports program and Athletics program. These Clubs provide opportunities for students to train with outstanding expert coaches and with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to support our athletes.

Interschool Sport

St Catherine’s School is an inaugural member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV),and played an integral part in its formation in 2001.

One of the largest independent school sporting associations in Victoria, GSV aims to promote the benefits of lifelong involvement in sport, positive attitudes to women’s health and has a strong ethic of encouraging good sporting behaviour.

With a membership of 24 Independent girls’ schools from across the State, GSV provides a high level sporting competition for students in Years 7 to 12.

GSV Sports on offer include:
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Snowsports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Water Polo

Junior Interschool Sport

In the Junior School, students participate in a range of interschool sport competitions against members of the Armadale District and the Victorian Primary Schools’ Sports Association (VPSSA).

Junior students who meet the selection criteria may also join the School’s Snowsports, Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country and Diving squads. Many Barbreck girls progress through to District, Zone, Regional and State Championships.

Our comprehensive Gymnastics program is also available from Prep, with training located in the Gymnastics Hall in the Dorothy Pizzey Centre.

House Sport

House Sport is a lively and spirited part of our Sports program. Complementing the Interschool Sports program, the House system provides both Senior and Junior students an opportunity to try their hand at a large range of sports and enjoy the friendly rivalry between Houses.

House Sports events include:
  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Teeball
  • Volleystars