It is an exciting year for the School community as St Catherine’s celebrates its 125th anniversary. In 1896, our Founding Principal Miss Jeanie Hood, opened the doors to a girls’ school in Castlemaine, now known as St Catherine’ School. Miss Hood’s personal credo “we aim at turning out not only students but girls gifted mentally, morally, physically to be the woman of the future,” and we continue to realise this vision, 125 years later.

Throughout our 125th anniversary year in 2021, as well as many events and activities to commemorate the occasion, we will reflect back on our stories from the archives, share the achievements of many of our exceptional Old Girls as we journey back through the Nil Magnum Nisi Bonum project and introduce some of our remarkable old girls who will reflect on their life at St Catherine’s.

Event Date Venue
Class of 2021 Induction Assembly Monday 1 February Senior School Assembly
Foundation Day Service Thursday 4 February View Event Gallery here
Foundation Chair’s Annual Cocktail Party Thursday 4 March Cranlana
Junior School Picnic on the Green Thursday 11 March Village Green
125 Year Old Girl Assembly Series Ongoing Senior School Assembly
125 Year Principal Breakfast Series Sherren House
125 Year Father Daughter Dinner Wednesday 26 May MCC long Room
125 Year Gala Concert Tuesday 31 August Melbourne Recital Centre
125 Year Art Exhibition 10 – 15 September Dorothy Pizzey Hall
Jeanie Hood Society 125 Anniversary Dinner 13 October Private home
125 Year Anniversary – Long Table Dinner Under the Stars Saturday 13 November St Catherine’s Walk