The St Catherine’s Hardship Fund assists families facing changes to their circumstances, and also supports new families who would otherwise not be able to send their daughters to St Catherine’s due to financial difficulty. 

In a landmark event for the School, the Hardship Fund was established in 2020 through the phenomenal support of our community. That same year, the Hardship Fund Sub-Committee of School Council was established, Chaired by Council Member, The Reverend Dr Peter French, to govern the distribution, investment and growth of the Fund.

The Fund is partly used to provide Hardship support. The remainder of the endowment is invested for the future, as informed by the Hardship Fund Committee. The School will aim to fundraise to maintain a corpus of $1 million.

Your tax-deductible gift to this Fund offers an uninterrupted and continuing education for current students whose families face hardship, and also financial support to new students who would otherwise not be given a St Catherine’s education.

For further information about the St Catherine’s Hardship Fund, please contact the Advancement Manager, Kathy Hines at
or phone +61 3 9828 3032