St Catherine’s School builds on its rich history as an exceptional girls’ school by providing an outstanding and dynamic academic program that is personalised, progressive and contemporary; one that guides, challenges and inspires students to achieve.
St Catherine’s is a vibrant, close-knit community where students, teachers and parents share in the process of learning. Our relatively small size has many advantages for students, particularly the way in which each girl is recognised and valued based on individual skills and interests. Our pathways from Early Learning to Junior School then on to Senior School, ensure a successful transition through to the senior years of education.
Early Learning Centre – The educational environment at St Catherine’s encourages children to wonder, to imagine, to explore, to investigate, to create and to belong. Enjoying the play-based experiences interwoven through each day enables your child to flourish and to develop a love of learning.
Junior School – Barbreck – Purposefully small, our average class size of 17 students enables every girl to receive engaging learning experiences and personalised learning plans. In Barbreck, we ensure a daily commitment to prioritising academic time for the development skills in literacy and numeracy through a model of explicit instruction. The promotion of creativity, self-expression and self-awareness is also a key feature of a Barbreck education.
Senior School – Our comprehensive Senior School curriculum encourages collaborative and individual learning. Our students are taught to develop negotiation, problem-solving, communication, presentation, planning and researching skills, and are encouraged to safely explore their learning in an environment that fosters participation, leadership and engagement.
Every student has the opportunity to achieve, through an exciting and progressive curriculum and within a sound moral and ethical environment. Our commitment to academic excellence has resulted in outstanding performances each year across a wide range of subjects from our Year 12 cohorts.
Our teachers, mindful of the many different ways in which students learn, search for innovative ways to create engaging and appropriately-complex classroom activities, new educational programs and assessments.
Our Academic Honours Programs provide extension in the following key areas: