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Dr Julie Townsend Theatre

Dr Julie Townsend Theatre

On Wednesday 7 December, St Catherine’s School farewelled its 12th Headmistress, Dr Julie Townsend, at her final Speech Day. During the proceedings, the School Council dedicated the school’s 500-seat theatre in the Performing Arts & Aquatic Centre in her honour – officially naming it The Dr Julie Townsend Theatre. We were delighted that three significant […]

International Women’s Day Luncheon

International Women’s Day Luncheon

We are very excited to be hosting our inaugural St Catherine’s International Women’s Day luncheon on Friday 10 March 2023.  We are delighted that Allegra Spender MP will be our guest speaker, with the event running from 12pm to 2.30pm in the MPH.  Please note that the event is open to all genders, with all proceeds directed to […]

Cadet promotion

Cadet promotion

In an exciting milestone in our unit’s 110-year history, we are very proud to announce the first female Senior Cadet Under Officer. SUO Kayla Heng has been promoted to Senior Cadet Under Officer for the Unit, a mark of the successful integration of the partnership of St Catherine’s and Waverley College, which commenced in 2020.​ […]

Our staff sports stars

Our staff sports stars

Our sports department staff have been heavily involved in professional sport throughout their careers. Our Head of Sport and BTC operations, Andrew Yanitsas, has a long history with Water Polo Australia and is currently the assistant coach of the Australian men’s water polo team. Working closely with Andrew is Richard Campbell, our Head of Aquatics and Head […]

Ms Sarah Donnelley (OG2008) — Deputy Principal

Ms Sarah Donnelley (OG2008) — Deputy Principal

Sarah is the deputy principal of a P-12 NSW Department of Education Connected Community central school in Wilcannia, a small town on the Darling River in Far West NSW. In 2020 she won the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award and is passionate about education and educating through leadership. Sarah has a deep […]

Appointment of Interim Headmistress

Appointment of Interim Headmistress

The St Catherine’s School Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Judith Poole as Interim Headmistress of St Catherine’s, commencing January 2023. She will take over from Dr Julie Townsend who has been Headmistress of St Catherine’s since 2010. Mrs Poole has a distinguished record in school leadership, with a particular passion for […]

Gabi Simpson (OG2010) — Netball champion 

Gabi Simpson (OG2010) — Netball champion 

Gabi Simpson was named co-vice-captain of the Australian Diamonds netball team in July 2017, while also leading the Queensland Firebirds in the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball season. Gabi was named the Liz Ellis Diamond winner at the 2017 Australia Netball Awards, netball’s highest accolade, taking into consideration her national league and international performances. In 2018, […]

Dr Sally Butchers (OG1990) — General surgeon

Dr Sally Butchers (OG1990) — General surgeon

Dr Sally Butchers is a general surgeon living in Lismore, NSW. Sally works in both the public and private hospitals across elective and emergency work. She was recently elected the first female president of General Surgeons Australia and was previously the chair of the rural section of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Sally attended […]

Emily Hill (OG2004) — Director of the AIEF.

Emily Hill (OG2004) — Director of the AIEF.

Emily Hill is a Director of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. Emily is a proud Dunghutti/Yuin woman. She holds a combined Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney. She sits of the Board of Directors of the AIEF (Australian Indigenous Education Foundation) and seeks to provide young Indigenous Australians […]

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