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

Discover Open Morning

There is no better way to discover the unique St Catherine’s community than when you step through our historical Heyington Gates.

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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 Explores

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

Her Journey

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.

Find her Voice

She Who Dares Strives

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

Nil magnum nisi bonum – Nothing is great unless it is good.

As a leading girls’ school in Australia, St Catherine’s is committed to nurturing and empowering independent and globally responsive young women, enabling them to approach all their endeavours with confidence, wisdom and integrity.

“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

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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What is the most enjoyable element of being part of St Catherine’s School?

There are always moments that ignite that sense of belonging that the School community never lets slip away. All the enjoyable elements of being a part of this School lead back to such strength of community. Countless times spent with both my year level and others have constituted an unbreakable bond that we will share forever. That continuous connection, those small moments; that is the part that makes being at St Catherine’s so special.

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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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What is the most enjoyable element of being part of St Catherine’s School?

The ability to get involved in as many co-curricular activities as you wish. I love being able to meet different girls playing sports through Girls Sports Victoria, participating in the plays, involving myself in music and dominating in debating.

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Anna Davis (‘87)

Melissa Sweetland (‘86)

Alexandra Shergold - 2020 Co-Captain

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

Sophie Boyce - 2020 School Co-captain