17 Heyington Place Toorak VIC 3142

Tel: +61 3 9822 1285

Fax: +61 3 9822 7595

Junior School Office - Barbreck

Tel: +61 3 9828 3062

Early Learning Centre – Campbell House: The Ilhan Family Centre

Tel: +61 3 9828 3075

Visit Our School

There is no better way to discover the St Catherine’s experience than when you step through our historical Heyington Gates. It is then that you will see the authentic learning experiences that make St Catherine's one of the top girls schools in Victoria.

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Congratulations to our Class of 2023

This year, our Year 12 students have shown resilience, determination, and an unwavering commitment to excellence in all aspects of their schooling.

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St Catherine's News - Spring

Whether our girls are rowing, running, playing netball, badminton, basketball, swimming, or skiing, our aim is to elevate the athletic prowess, strength, and the overall sports engagement of every girl.

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She Who Dares Grows

Our Junior School provides an environment that allows girls to find their voice and develop into confident, capable and happy students.

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Towards 2025

Our Towards 2025 Strategic Plan guides our planning and focus for the next five years to ensure our students are creative, independent and resilient in all that they pursue.

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She Who Dares Explores

Our co-curricular programs explore the possibilities with every student, expanding a sense of themselves and recognising the potential within each and every girl.

Her Opportunities

She Who Dares Thrives

For over 125 years, the very heart of our engaged, dynamic and inclusive community has remained the commitment to nurturing young minds to be bold and creative, independent and resilient, and who dare to make a difference, both within and, beyond school.

Her Wellbeing

Integrity | Curiosity | Perseverance | Empathy | Gratitude

The academic performance throughout our School over the last few years places us amongst the best schools in Australia. 

Our outstanding VCE results are testament to our Senior Years Learning Model and the exceptional academic care our teachers provide to every student. ” Robert Marshall, Interim Principal (2024)

Return to Home

For Violetta, attending St Catherine’s has felt like a return to home, “I feel proud knowing that my Grandfather, Mr Stuart Foley worked hard alongside a team of parents to create the buildings that we still use today, that my Grandmother Mrs Barbara Foley established the Sports Auxiliary with other parents to fund the exciting sports we now participate in. Knowing that my mum, aunties, and cousins have attended St Catherine’s is like they are all supporting me to find my way back home.”

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Our Boarders Call Illawarra Home

Year 10 student and boarder, Charlotte Rowe along with her parents Rosie and Mal Rowe share their experiences with us about boarding, online learning and the nurturing environment of St Catherine’s.

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Success is Determined by Attitude and Hard Work

I felt the warmth and kindness in the school grounds, and it felt like a nurturing environment. My girls have different skills and personalities. I felt that the School had the ability to provide opportunities for them both. I wanted them to receive a broad education that would spark their curiosity for future learning.

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Do your Best Today, Tomorrow Will Look After Itself

In all the schools we considered, academic excellence is a given, it is how that is wrapped up and delivered that matters most. St Catherine’s demonstrated the strong leadership and nurturing environment which were of utmost importance to me. I want my girls to grow up to be caring and inclusive in whatever they decide to do and St Catherine’s values align with that.

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Why did you choose St Catherine’s for your daughter?

I like the attention that St Catherine’s provides to each individual girl and its ability to provide leeway where it is needed as girls and their families navigate the teenage years, in particular. That focus on the big picture and the long run helps everyone keep perspective about what really matters.

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Anna Davis (‘87)

Melissa Sweetland (‘86)

St Catherine’s Old Girl and Foundation Board Member Fiona Menzies (’87)