St Catherine’s School Anthem

Tho’ I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
and have not love,
I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And tho’ I have the gift of prophecy,
and understand all myst’ries and all knowledge;
and tho’ I have faith, so that I could remove mountains,
and have not love, I am nothing.
And tho’ I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,
and tho’ I give my body to be burned,
and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not;
love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth;
beareth all things, believeth all things,
hopeth all things, endureth all things,
Love never faileth, but whether there be prophecies,
they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease;
whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three
and the greatest of these is love.

Words: from I Corinthians: 13
Music by June Epstein

Listen to the Anthem. Recorded at St Catherine’s School in 1998.

Ode to St Catherine’s

We celebrate our golden past and our future just beginning
Stand and unite, reach for the stars, all our dreams will be fulfilling.
Friends we value, those who last, friends from many nations
Leaders we choose; guidance we follow, the future’s in our hands.

There is one thread that binds us all, a thread of gold and blue
Spun with creed and spirit true of faith, hope and love.
We are not saintly but full of heart, St Catherine’s wheel does us unite
We stand by truth, and aim not to fail in the challenges of life.
As we pursue our hopes and dreams on the path that lies before us
Our future’s bright, we’ll reach new heights
with St Catherine’s as our guide.

Words and Music by H Lovass, E Ng, B Valmorbida
and St Catherine’s Year 12 Class of 1996

Listen to the Ode. Recorded at St Catherine’s School in 1998.