The significant leadership and commitment to academic excellence of our Year 12 students has been a proud and uplifting narrative for St Catherine’s School.

“And suddenly you know. It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings” – Meister Eckhart

VCE Results

We are thrilled to acknowledge the outstanding academic achievements of our Class of 2021. These remarkable young women, despite the many obstacles placed before them over the past two years, have achieved the strongest School results St Catherine’s School has received in over a decade.  With pride we also acknowledge St Catherine’s School’s position as the top performing girls school in Victoria


Through their sustained commitment and determination, our Year 12 Cohort have achieved outstanding academic results across a broad range of subjects. The Median ATAR for the School is an exemplary 92.1,with a Median Study Score of 37 and 32.2% of all Study Scores above 40. 

Their success is testament to the fortitude, diligence and perseverance shown by each student in the most extraordinary of circumstances. As an open entry School, we are proud of the achievements of all students.





Our 2021 Dux

We extend our congratulations to our 2021 St Catherine’s School Duces, Emily Ryan and Jessica Yang.

Both students have achieved remarkable academic results of 99.85%. 

Along with their outstanding academic efforts both Emily and Jessica contributed extensively to the Co-curricular life of St Catherine’s through student leadership positions as well as Sport, Music and the Arts.

Emily attained Perfect Study Scores of 50 in Business Management, Global Politics and English. Her outstanding results were acknowledged through her Dark Blue Award for Academic Excellence, as well as the Sue Bell Humanities Award for Exemplary Performance in a Humanities subject. Cordial and respectful in her dealings with others, Emily is a student who supports her peers and has established strong and enduring friendships within the Year group and more widely throughout the School community. 



Jessica achieved a Perfect Study Score of 50 in Accounting as a Year 11 student in 2020. A hardworking and dedicated athlete, Jessica represented St Catherine’s in Snowsports, Athletics and Swimming. She was a member of the Second VIII Rowing Crew that won gold at the Head of the Schoolgirls’ Regatta, and the Australian National Rowing Championships. Further to her sporting endeavours, Jessica was the Debating and Public Speaking Co-Captainachieved the prestigious, and internationally recognised Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and received the Caltex Best All Rounder Award, Gold Award for Exceptional Service to the School, Dark Blue Award for Academic Excellence and Light Blue Awards for Rowing and Public Speaking. 


We are so proud of you Emily and Jessica and wish you well beyond the Heyington Gates.

Past Dux of School

2020 Romy Cantwell
2019 Gabriella Tymms
2018 Isabel Gray
2017 Zeyi (Zoe) Yu
2016 Katherine Yuan
2015 Zhihui (Jennifer) Wang
2014 Georgia Sexton
2013 Saskia Holloway
2012 Isabella McNamara
2011 Amelia Hamer
2010 Sarah Lang
2009 Susannah Guthrie
2008 Asha Bonney
2007 Becky Wood
Sophie Kearney
2006 Iris Lee
Tessa Hawthron
2005 Betty Shao
2004 Jennifer Qu
2003 Natasha Chiam
2002 Catherine Lee
2001 Lucy Gowdie
2000 Sarah Yong
1999 Laura Hines (Douglas ’99)
1998 Annabel Martin (Ogilvy ’98)
1997 Caroline Goulden

Naplan Results – 2021

In 2021 St Catherine’s School has again obtained exceptional NAPLAN results. In every test, at each Year level, St Catherine’s students have significantly outperformed State and National data, without exception.

The tables below, show in more detail how our students performed against the rest of the state. For example, at Year 3, in Reading, almost 100% of our students performed above 50% of the state. In Writing, the figure is 100%. The Numeracy data at Year 3 is equally compelling. More than 50% of the girls are performing better than the top 25% in the state. At Year 5, it is Reading which shows a real strength in their performance.

Other Year levels show similar levels of performance. In Year 9, the Numeracy data shows more than 50% of our girls are in the top 25% of the State. At Year 7, it is Writing that also shows a similarly high level of achievement.

In each of the tests completed by our students: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy, and across every Year level, the girls are achieving at a high standard even with the complications of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.