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.
|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|