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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 the education of girls and young women.

For 12 years, she was the Head of Abbotsleigh, a highly regarded Anglican day and boarding school for girls on Sydney’s North Shore. Mrs
Poole is an exemplary candidate whom the Council has appointed as Interim Headmistress for 2023 and 2024.

You may read the full letter from the Chair of Council, Ms Danusia Cameron to the St Catherine’s School Community here:

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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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