Our key focus through 2017/18 has been to successfully complete the Her Future Begins Here campaign supporting the redevelopment of our Junior School, Barbreck, our largest building project in 50 years. Thanks to the very generous support of the St Catherine’s community, we have exceeded our initial campaign targets.
St Catherine’s is privileged to have the generous support of caring families and alumni; all of whom should be justifiably proud of the impact of their giving on our School. In recent years, major philanthropic support has led to:
Edna Holmes Centre for Science Laboratories Upgrade Opened 2018/19
A significant upgrade boosting science learning and the capacity for our students to succeed in an emerging workforce based in science and technology. The project is part of a broader comprehensive plan to further strengthen science, technology and mathematics learning at St Catherine’s.
Junior School Redevelopment Opened 2018/19
A new purpose-built centre with carefully crafted design, a personalised teaching approach and committed staff, fostering the education, growth and creativity. A hub reflecting and enabling a philosophy recognising and nurturing every primary student’s ability and potential – academically, physically, creatively and emotionally.
Melbourne Foundation Scholarships Launched 2015
The School began a partnership with The Melbourne Foundation to provide academic scholarships to talented, financially disadvantaged secondary school students.
Ruth Langley Research and Learning Centre Opened 2015
The new and extended centre provided refreshed learning spaces, allowing girls to work collaboratively on tasks, and in quiet reading areas, filled with ample natural light for contemplative study. The Centre includes the revitalised Nicholas Library containing a rich collection of books, a careers precinct and technology hub.
Edna Holmes Centre for Science Opened 2015
The Edna Holmes Centre for Science was revitalised by providing a glass atrium connecting the Science laboratories.
Mary Davis Centre Opened 2015
The Mary Davis Centre was substantially redesigned and refitted to provide a vibrant café and social hub for our students and School community, along with an outdoor deck and seating overlooking St Catherine’s Walk and the sporting courts.
The Marigold Southey Sports & Aquatic Centre Opened 2011
The Centre provides extensive sporting facilities to increase participation, performance and elite pathways for St Catherine’s students.
Indigenous Scholarship Program Launched 2011
The School began a partnership with the Yalari Foundation to provide opportunities to young Indigenous students from across Australia with a full boarding and academic scholarship to complete their secondary schooling at St Catherine’s.
Campbell House: The Ilhan Family Centre Opened 2008
Campbell House was first used as the boarding house before becoming the School’s kindergarten in 1977. In 2008, the Ilhan family became generous benefactors in the refurbishment and extension of Campbell House into a state-of-the-art learning environment for the School’s Early Learning Centre.
Impact of Giving Reports
The Foundation Board publishes the annual Impact of Giving Report outlining the tangible difference the philanthropy of Foundation members is making for current and future students of St Catherine’s School. It also includes a list of our donors and members, profiles of supporters, key projects and a snapshot of our giving results.