St Catherine’s is proud to be actively involved and affiliated with a range of organisations which share our passion for education and the development of young people.
Alliance of Girls’ Schools
The Alliance of Girls’ Schools is a network which aims to promote the education of girls in single sex girls’ schools and increase public awareness that single sex schools provide the optimal learning environment for girls.
Association of Independent Schools of Victoria
AISV represents Victorian independent schools, speaking for its more than 200 members to governments, the education sector and the Victorian community.
Australia Boarding Schools Association
ABSA is the leading authority in Australia on boarding for school-aged children. It promotes the interests and well-being of boarders, boarding staff, boarding parents and boarding institutions in Australia.
FareShare is a not-for-profit organisation which creates meals for distribution to Melbourne’s needy. Our Year 9 students assist with their program through fundraising and assisting in their Richmond Kitchen.
Friday Night School
Year 10 students visit St Ignatius School in Richmond on Friday nights to tutor migrant children in literacy and numeracy.
Girls Sport Victoria
Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) was established in 2001 and is one of the largest independent school sporting associations in Victoria, with 24 member schools.
Outdoor Education Group (OEG)
The Outdoor Education Group is Australia’s largest provider of outdoor education. St Catherine’s has an ongoing relationship with OEG, running our Beyond Boundaries program in Years 1 to 10.
The environment and programs in our Early Learning Centre are inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which encourages children to explore the joys of learning by observing, listening and experimenting, and to learn to make sense of the world by using imagination and reason.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
In a first for Starlight Children’s Foundation in Victoria St Catherine’s School Years 11 and 12 students train as volunteers to brighten the lives of sick kids hospitalised at Royal Children’s Hospital.
St John’s Anglican Church, Toorak
Situated very close to the School, St John’s hosts St Catherine’s School church services and partner with the School in other initiatives.
The weThrive:Wellbeing @St Catherine’s Program has established a partnership with the Swinburne University Faculty of Psychology to develop Emotional Intelligence in Schools programs. The Aristotle Emotional Intelligence Program has been developed using evidence based research and we are working with Swinburne staff to tailor a program specifically for the needs of St Catherine’s students. Emotional Intelligence education is now widely accepted as integral to establishing positive mental health and resilience in students and it underpins the St Catherine’s School Wellbeing program.
The University of Melbourne Extension Program
The University of Melbourne Extension Program gives high achieving Year 12 students the opportunity to study a first-year university subject sequence while still at school.
Toorak Uniting Church
Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the School, Toorak Uniting Church hosts St Catherine’s School church services and partner with the School in other initiatives.
University Enhancement Studies
The Monash University Enhancement Studies Program is for high achieving secondary students. The program enables students to study a Monash first-year university sequence as part of their Year 12 program.
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) develops curriculum for all Victorian schools, assesses student learning and monitors student achievement and conducts research leading to innovative educational programs. Several members of St Catherine’s staff are actively involved in wider educational innovation and development, through VCAA’s curriculum review panels.