Menu

​​​Why Choose St Catherine's?

Thank you for visiting our site. I'm delighted to share with you why we believe St Catherine's, Australia’s oldest independ​ent Anglican girls’ school, is the best choice for your daughter.

Our purpose is to develop young women of character and intellect who are equipped to make their unique contribution to the world. We offer an exceptional education to students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and boarding for Years 7 to 12.

Dr Julie Townsend
Headmistress

​ 
 
​​​

Learning at St Catherine's

We educate girls like yours who will shape our future world.

Our teachers embrace the latest educational research balancing clear instruction with engagement. They help each girl to learn in the way that is right for her, giving her the academic rigour she needs and the tools she can use to flourish at school. When she leaves, we want her to be well educated, well rounded and well balanced – ready for further study, ready for life.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SUCCESSFUL MODEL

Junior school student write on her notebook in the classroom  

The importance of STEM for Girls

Design, innovate, create.

St Catherine's recognises the importance of a strong grounding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for girls.

SEE HOW WE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

Junior school student write on her notebook in the classroom  

Learning Enrichment

Not every girl learns in the same way.

At St Catherine's we believe all our girls have unique potential and we work hard to ensure your daughter finds hers. Our specialist teachers are there to support and enrich your daughter's learning path.

LEARN HOW EVERY GIRL REACHES HER POTENTIAL

Senior school student using goggles and virtual reality  

Global Enrichement

When your daughter attends St Catherine's she will have the opportunity to take up immersive language exchanges, service and cultural tours.

Through our global enrichment program, we give students the opportunity to gain an understanding of international issues and to discover diverse cultures. Studying language and culture at school and then boosting this with an exchange or course-specific tour prepares your daughter for a global future.

EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITIES

Students on a language tour  

Our Girls' are taught to Give Back

Why is a service education so important?

Service is one of our key values and unpinned by our other key values of integrity, respect, resilience and relationships. By serving others our girls receive a powerful education about the world, the voice they have in it, the power they have to shape it.

READ MORE ABOUT SERVICE

Students at the Red Shield Appeal Salvation Army  

Our Spirit shines through

We have seven houses at St Catherine's, each with its own vibrant colour.

Our houses form a rainbow of friendship and camaraderie. Your daughter's house at school will become her own smaller community of support and collaboration. It will be her house from junior to senior school and this sense of belonging will buoy her throughout her school years.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPIRIT

//place you tube iframe embed code below this line

Take a Tour

Come and have a look around.

We would love to welcome you and your daughter to our school at one of our Open Mornings to get a feel for the way we approach education.

BOOK NOW

Junior school building