She Is Strong

We have a unique opportunity at St Catherine’s to create a culture where being active is valued and admired. This year, we launched our She is Strong Campaign, our vision for ‘changing the game’ for our girls in sport and physical fitness.  


She is Strong forms Phase Three of the Dorothy Pizzey Centre Redevelopment, following on from the successful completion of The Jamie and Rebecca Gray Theatre. She is Strong will provide a contemporary and fit-for-purpose indoor sports court, a dedicated Strength and Conditioning Studio, inclusive of a dedicated ergometer training pod to support Rowing, tailored circuit training equipment provided for Snowsports and GSV Sports and a PMP & Tumbling Studio for our younger athletes.  

Whether our girls row, run, swim or ski, our aim is to lift the athleticism of our students, improve their physical skills and graduate young women who value physical activity throughout their lives. 


The Sports Centre will reflect the high standard of competition St Catherine’s is renowned for, providing premium facilities for student athletes competing in Girls’ School Sport Competitions.

Our new Sports Centre will increase participation opportunities for all St Catherine’s girls – from Barbreck to the Senior School – allowing our girls to reach their personal potential in sport and provide opportunities for all abilities and personal goals. Research shows that positive, early experiences in physical activity leads to girls who are more confident to explore their natural capabilities, new sports and increase their fitness pursuits.  

The new facilities will support and enhance St Catherine’s existing Sports Programs and provide the infrastructure necessary to expand our offerings to new and exciting fields, reflective of the needs of our student population. The redevelopment will commence in early December with a planned completion  Term 2 2023. 

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