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.

We are 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.

Founded in 1856, we are an Anglican girls’ school – day and boarding – offering an exceptional education for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

We have one of the broadest curriculum choices on offer and, as a girls’ school, provide unparalleled opportunities for girls to find their voice, thrive in the area of STEM, develop self-confidence and be challenged in leadership. 

I invite you to come and visit us to experience our innovative teaching in action.

Judith Poole, Headmistress

From our Head Girl

I began at St Catherine’s in Year 7. I didn’t know anyone else in the school, but after being welcomed by the kind students and caring staff, I was able to quickly settle into the school community.

The support from teachers, coaches and mentors here is incredible – they dedicate so much of their own time to care for us.  I can’t wait for you to have the same positive experiences that I have had in this beautiful school.

Kayla Heng, Head Girl 2023

Open Mornings

Our Open Mornings allow you to immerse yourself into life at St Catherine’s.

Hear from our staff and students, take a guided campus tour and discover why we’re the right school for your family.

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

Open Mornings 2023:

  • Wednesday 22 November
Please note that applications for senior school are currently closed for 2024 and 2025 – except for boarding and scholarship applications.

All at St Catherine’s School acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people, 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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