12 Jul 2021
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
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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.Find out more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read More
Anna Davis (‘87)
Melissa Sweetland (‘86)
St Catherine’s Old Girl and Foundation Board Member Fiona Menzies (’87)