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

Today, we are thrilled to acknowledge the outstanding academic achievements of our Class of 2022.

This year, our Year 12 students have shown wisdom, perseverance, and courage through a most unique period of time. Emerging from two years of COVID-interrupted schooling, requiring extended periods of remote learning across Years 10 and 11, our Class of 2022 stepped into their final year of School with passion, resilience, and enthusiasm.

Our 2022 Year 12 Cohort have achieved outstanding academic results across a broad range of subjects. The Median ATAR for the School is an exemplary 92.5 with a Median Study Score of 37, for a second consecutive year and over a third of the students (33%) achieving a Study Score above 40. These results replicate the outstanding achievements of the 2021 Cohort.



2022 Dux

2022 St Catherine's School Dux, Angela Yu, scored a perfect ATAR of 99.95

Angela Yu, scored a perfect ATAR of 99.95

Congratulations to our 2022 St Catherine’s School Dux, Angela Yu, who achieved the highest score possible, a remarkable perfect ATAR of 99.95.

Along with outstanding results across her VCE subjects, including a perfect Study Score in English, Angela was School Co-Captain and Co-Editor of the student-led newspaper, as well as participating in a wide range of co-curricular activities across her Senior School years including Debating and Public Speaking, Music, Writers’ Club, Outdoor Education, Human Rights Club, Cultural Diversity Club, GSA and GSV Sport.

Angela’s perfect ATAR is a direct result of her mature and proactive approach to learning and involvement in School life. Angela flourished in her role as School Co-Captain, leading the School admirably with her approachable and inclusive nature. This year Angela was also accepted into the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.

Proxime Accessit to the Dux

Congratulations to St Catherine’s School’s Proxime Accessit to the Dux, Paula Chen, who achieved a remarkable ATAR of 99.9.

Paula achieved a perfect Study Score in English, along with outstanding results in Chemistry, Physics, Specialist Maths and Maths Methods, which she undertook in 2021. Paula approached all her learning and co-curricular activities at St Catherine’s with curiosity, independence and organisation. The outstanding results she has achieved today are testament to her purposeful approach to her studies. Paula also contributed to life at St Catherine’s through her involvement in Debating and Public Speaking, Music, House events, Chess Club and Cultural Diversity Club. Paula was also the 2022 recipient of the Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award this year and received Full Colours in Debating.

Past Dux of School

2021 Emily Ryan and Jessica Yang
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.