Situated on one campus in Melbourne’s inner south-east, our School’s historic buildings and modern refurbishments create a magnificent blend of the past with the present.

With plenty of open space, playing fields and gardens, our students enjoy a beautiful and comfortable learning environment.

Just a short walk is all it takes for our students to move between our Early Learning Centre, Junior and Senior School and for Boarders to make their way home to Illawarra.



Situated on one campus in Melbourne’s inner south-east, take a virtual tour through our School’s historic buildings and modern refurbishments combining a magnificent blend of the past and the present. With plenty of open space, playing fields and gardens, our students enjoy a beautiful and comfortable learning environment.



Welcome to the St Catherine’s School Early Learning Centre (ELC), where our carefully designed learning spaces provide a nurturing and engaging environment for our youngest learners.

Our ELC spaces are thoughtfully created to inspire curiosity, creativity, and exploration. Each classroom is designed with age-appropriate furniture, materials, and learning centers that cater to the unique needs and interests of young children.

When you step into our ELC, you will discover bright and inviting classrooms filled with natural light, stimulating colors, and engaging displays of children’s artwork. The learning spaces are arranged to promote a sense of order and structure, while also allowing flexibility for children to freely move and explore.

One of the key features of our ELC spaces is the variety of learning centers available to children. These centers include areas for imaginative play, sensory exploration, construction, art, literacy, numeracy, and science. Each center is stocked with carefully selected materials and resources that support hands-on learning experiences and encourage children’s natural curiosity and inquiry.

Our outdoor play areas are an extension of the learning spaces, providing opportunities for children to connect with nature, engage in physical activities, and develop their gross motor skills. The outdoor spaces are equipped with age-appropriate play structures, sandpits, gardens, and open spaces for running, climbing, and imaginative play.


Our Junior School facilities are designed to provide a vibrant and enriching learning environment for our students, specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of our young learners, creating spaces that inspire curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

As you explore our Junior School, you will find bright and spacious classrooms that are thoughtfully arranged with age-appropriate furniture and learning resources. These classrooms serve as the primary learning spaces where students engage in various subject areas, including literacy, numeracy, science, maths, and more. Each classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards, technology tools, and a wide range of educational materials to support engaging and dynamic lessons.

We believe in the importance of fostering creativity and expression. That’s why our Junior School boasts dedicated art studios, music rooms, Language and STEM lab. These specialised areas provide students with the opportunity to think critically, experiment with different art forms, and showcase their creativity.

Our Junior School also features a well-stocked library, where students can immerse themselves in the joy of reading and engage in research projects. It serves as a hub for literacy development and supports students in developing a love for reading and a thirst for knowledge.

Overall, our Junior School facilities are designed to create a nurturing and inspiring learning environment where students feel safe, supported, and excited to learn. We strive to provide a holistic education that encompasses academic, artistic, physical, and social-emotional development, and our facilities play a vital role in bringing this vision to life.

Come and experience our Junior School facilities, where learning comes alive, curiosity is nurtured, and young minds are empowered to reach their full potential.

The Senior School at St Catherine’s provides an exceptional environment for students as they embark on their final years of learning and personal growth. Our Senior students engage in more challenging academic studies, dedicating additional time to subjects that align with their individual needs, interests, and passions.

Our facilities are designed to cater to every aspect of our students’ learning and individual development. They include well-equipped classrooms, dedicated independent learning spaces, a library and resource center, a sports hall, a Strength and Conditioning Studio, and multi-purpose courts,  and an art house-style Theatre for drama and music.

Here, we strive to provide our students with the ideal resources and spaces to support their academic pursuits and holistic development. Our facilities are designed to inspire creativity, foster collaboration, and enhance the learning experience, creating a vibrant and dynamic setting for their educational journey.

Officially opened by Hon Julie Bishop in May 2022, our Jaime and Rebecca Gray Theatre provides an outstanding professional venue for our Performing Arts program, ensuring a specialised learning space that complements the professionalism and standard of performances by St Catherine’s students.

Featuring floor to ceiling digital display system, 360° blackout curtains, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and media technologies and sprung floors and The Jamie and Rebecca Gray Theatre has  transformed the drama teaching and learning facilities at St Catherine’s.

The Nicholas Library and Research Centre is a hub of knowledge, exploration, and intellectual growth. It serves as a vital resource for our students in their pursuit for academic excellence and personal development.

Located at the heart of our campus, the library provides a welcoming and conducive environment for students to engage in research, study, and independent learning. It is a space where students can immerse themselves in the world of literature, expand their horizons, and discover new ideas.

Our library is carefully curated with a diverse collection of books, both fiction and non-fiction, catering to a wide range of interests and academic disciplines. From classic novels to contemporary works, from scientific journals to historical reference materials, our collection is designed to foster a love for reading and support students in their academic pursuits.

In addition to our extensive print collection, the library also offers a wealth of digital resources. Students have access to online databases, e-books, academic journals, and multimedia materials, empowering them to explore various subjects and conduct comprehensive research.

The library staff, comprising knowledgeable and dedicated professionals, are available to assist students in navigating the resources, developing research skills, and promoting a culture of inquiry and critical thinking. They provide guidance, recommend relevant materials, and facilitate workshops to enhance students’ information literacy and research capabilities.

At St Catherine’s School, our library and research centre stand as pillars of academic support and intellectual exploration. They foster a love for learning, provide a nurturing environment for discovery, and encourage students to become lifelong learners equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen paths.


St Catherine’s School takes pride in its exceptional sporting facilities, designed to provide students with a dynamic and supportive environment for their athletic pursuits. Our state-of-the-art sporting facilities cater to a wide range of sports and activities, empowering students to excel both physically and mentally.

Our sports facilities include well-equipped indoor and outdoor spaces that cater to various sporting disciplines. Our newly refurbished sports hall accommodates activities such as basketball, netball, and volleyball. It provides a versatile space for students to engage in team sports, develop their skills, and compete in friendly matches.

Overlooking our sports hall, our Strength and Conditioning Studio provides a state-of-the-art facility where students can enhance their strength, power, endurance, and overall fitness. Equipped with a wide range of specialised strength and conditioning equipment, our studio offers students the opportunity to engage in targeted workouts tailored to their individual needs and goals. From free weights and weightlifting platforms to resistance machines and cardio equipment, our facility provides a comprehensive range of tools to support various training methods and exercise programs.

For outdoor sports, we offer expansive playing fields and courts that provide ample space for soccer, cricket, tennis, and other outdoor activities. These well-maintained grounds offer a safe and inviting space for students to participate in individual and team sports, fostering teamwork, sportsmanship, and a love for physical activity.


Our Marigold Southey Sports & Aquatic Centre is a premier facility dedicated to fostering a love for swimming, water-based activities, and overall aquatic well-being.

This state-of-the-art complex is designed to cater to the diverse needs of our students and the wider community. It provides a safe and welcoming environment for all, from beginners learning to swim to competitive athletes honing their skills.

As you enter our Aquatic Centre, you will be greeted by our impressive 25m swimming pool, which features multiple lanes for lap swimming and training. The pool is meticulously maintained and equipped with advanced filtration systems to ensure clean and hygienic water conditions.

Our pool is also designed to accommodate various aquatic activities. Whether it’s swimming lessons, water polo, or diving, our pool offers a versatile space that meets the needs of different skill levels and interests.


Welcome to Wiltondate, the vibrant and dynamic Arts studio at St Catherine’s School. Wiltondate is a space where creativity flourishes, imagination soars, and artistic talents are nurtured.

As you step into Wiltondate, you are greeted by a visually inspiring environment that sparks the artistic spirit. The studio is designed to be an open and flexible space that accommodates various artistic disciplines, including visual arts, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and more.

The studio features ample natural light, allowing students to work with clarity and a true representation of colors. It is equipped with a wide range of art materials, tools, and equipment that support students’ exploration and experimentation. From paintbrushes and canvases to pottery wheels and kilns, our students have access to the resources they need to bring their artistic visions to life.

Wiltondate is not just a place to create art, but also a space for collaboration and inspiration. Students have the opportunity to work individually on their own projects or collaborate with their peers on group installations and exhibitions. The studio fosters a sense of community and encourages students to share ideas, give and receive feedback, and support each other’s artistic growth.

Our dedicated art teachers provide guidance, mentorship, and expertise to students as they explore different mediums and techniques. They encourage students to take risks, think critically, and express themselves authentically through their artwork. Through a combination of structured lessons and open-ended projects, students develop their artistic skills, learn about art history and aesthetics, and gain a deeper understanding of the power of visual expression.

In addition to the physical space, Wiltondate also hosts regular exhibitions and showcases where students’ artwork is displayed and celebrated. These events provide an opportunity for students to showcase their talents to the school community, family, and friends, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment.

At St Catherine’s School, we recognise the importance of the arts in education. The Wiltondate Arts studio is a testament to our commitment to nurturing creativity, self-expression, and artistic development in our students. It is a place where imagination knows no bounds and where students can explore their artistic passions and find their unique artistic voice.

Step into Wiltondate and immerse yourself in a world of artistic inspiration, where colors come alive, ideas take shape, and the beauty of self-expression unfolds.


Providing nurturing and inclusive home away from home, Illawarra is home to our 50 regional and international boarders. Our boarding house provides a supportive and enriching environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and personally.

Situated within the picturesque campus of St Catherine’s School, our boarding house offers a safe and comfortable residence for students from various backgrounds and cultures. It is a vibrant community where lifelong friendships are forged, and a strong sense of belonging is fostered.

Our dedicated and caring boarding staff members are committed to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that each student feels valued, supported, and cared for. They provide round-the-clock supervision, guidance, and pastoral care, acting as mentors and role models for our boarding community.

The boarding house features well-appointed rooms and common areas designed to promote a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Students have access to comfortable living spaces, study areas, recreational facilities, and communal dining areas where they can relax, socialise, and engage in meaningful conversations.

We prioritise the wellbeing and holistic development of our boarding students. Regular activities and events are organised to foster a sense of community, promote personal growth, and provide opportunities for students to explore their passions and talents. From study groups and cultural celebrations to sports competitions and creative workshops, our boarding house offers a rich and diverse program that enriches the boarding experience.

Academically, our boarding students benefit from a supportive study environment. They have access to designated study spaces, resources, and technology to aid their learning journey. Tutors and academic mentors are also available to provide guidance and assistance, ensuring that students have the necessary support to achieve their academic goals.

We understand the importance of maintaining strong communication and collaboration with parents and guardians. Regular updates, parent visitation opportunities, and open communication channels ensure that families are involved and well-informed about their child’s boarding experience.

At St Catherine’s School Boarding House, we believe in fostering a nurturing and inclusive community that promotes personal growth, academic achievement, and lifelong friendships. We are committed to creating a home away from home where students feel supported, challenged, and inspired to reach their full potential.

St_Catherines_Uniform Centre

The St Catherine’s School Uniform can be purchased from Bob Stewart in East Malvern.

Bob Stewart Trading hours – 150 Waverley Road, East Malvern

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Second Hand Uniform Shop is run by the Parents’ and Friends’ Association and provides the opportunity to purchase good quality second-hand uniforms at a reduced price.

Trading hours:
Tuesday’s: 8am – 11am

Located in the building behind the Winter Garden – accessible through the rear door of the Winter Garden or through the pedestrian gate on Heyington Place between Gates 3 & 4.

This centre houses the School’s Hall which facilitates plays, assemblies and Physical Education classes.

The School Nurse and School Counsellor are located in Sherren House on the lower ground floor for student needs.