Educating today's young women.

Academic success is only one aspect of our approach. While some students will do well in class, others may excel in music or dance, sport or science. All have something that makes them who they are, and we celebrate that diversity.

We nurture this individuality, helping each girl build a strong sense of personal balance within a strongly supportive environment. She can test and challenge herself academically and personally to find her own version of success, knowing she has our full encouragement.

Within every girl is her own great, and we help her find it.

A Christian school in the Anglican tradition.

Strong values and sound principles.

St Catherine’s is Australia’s oldest Anglican girls’ school.

Our school motto In Christo thesauri sapientiae et scientiae – ‘In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge’, embodies our approach to a Christian education, one in which we guide our actions as individuals and interactions as a community through the intrinsic values of integrity, courage, relationships and service.

We welcome every student regardless of their faith or background, and use the Bible’s guiding principles to help them grow in wisdom, character and knowledge as they develop into young women with open minds, a bold spirit and a strong sense of community.

From our headmistress

A warm welcome to St Catherine’s, proudly Australia’s oldest Anglican girls’ school.

We provide an exceptional education for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, with one of the broadest curriculum choices of Sydney’s girls’ schools on offer, and through our approach we firmly believe every girl can find her own great.

I look forward to introducing you to our wonderful community.

Dr Julie Townsend, Headmistress.

From our Head Girl

Throughout my time at St Catherine’s, I’ve had the privilege of being involved in so much of what the school has to offer. From pursuing my academic endeavours to my interests in speech and drama, all opportunities have shaped my character and helped me grow into who I am today.

I believe that every student discovers a welcoming community of hard-working and passionate young women who are creative, driven and caring.

Welcome to St Catherine’s, we can’t wait to meet you.

Rhianna Jones, Head Girl 2022

Open mornings.

Our open mornings allow you to immerse yourself into life at St Catherine’s. Hear from our headmistress and take a guided tour of classrooms, facilities and spaces to get a unique insight.

Open mornings are offered four times a year and registration is essential.

Open mornings 2023:

  • Tuesday 21 March
  • Thursday 18 May
  • Tuesday 29 August
  • Wednesday 22 November

All at St Catherine’s School acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the lands on which the school sits,
and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We extend this respect to the continuation of the cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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