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

Learn@Home

W are heartened by the dedication, commitment and willingness of our staff and students to fully embrace all that is required for teaching and learning in this landscape.

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She Who Dares Learns

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

Her Journey

Towards 2025

How do you prepare a young girl for her future? At St Catherine’s School we believe it begins with courage. The moment a student walks through our Heyington Gates, she is encouraged to be bold, to inquire, to question, to learn and contribute.

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Celebrating 125 Years

As we celebrate our 125 Year Anniversary, we invite you to step back in time through some of the many stories that have made life at St Catherine’s.

Our Stories

She Who Dares Leads

The moment a student walks through Heyington Gates, there is the possibility to prosper, behind every door, in every classroom resides an impending miracle.

Her Voice

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 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

How do you prepare a young girl for her future?

At St Catherine’s School, we believe it begins with courage. From the moment a student walks through our Heyington Gates, she is encouraged to be bold, to inquire, to question and to contribute. We aspire to graduating students possessing the confidence and capabilities to thrive in the ever-changing world of work, and to contribute to society in meaningful ways.

As Principal, I am often asked to describe the essence of St Catherine’s School. Most noteworthy are the authentic learning experiences and quality of teaching provided by our professional and dedicated staff. Their expertise and warmth ensures the provision of a stimulating, tailored and future-focused education, for which St Catherine’s is internationally renowned defining the School as a leader in girls’ wellbeing and academic achievement. ” Michelle Carroll, Principal

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)