St Catherine's School
17 Heyington Place
Tel: 03 9822 1285
Fax: 03 9822 7595
Email: admissions@stcatherines. net. au
Website: www.stcatherines. net. au
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Welcome to St Catherine’s School
St Catherine’s School has the unique mixture of a proud history combined with contemporary thinking. Established in 1896 we are fortunate to be custodians of heritage buildings and long-standing traditions; however our reputation as a leader in girls’ education for over a century is based on our readiness to embrace innovation. At St Catherine’s School we take advantage of the best there is to offer in educational practice and applaud the benefits of new technology. We enjoy a reputation for excellent academic results asupportive community an outstanding co-curricular program exceptional teachers fine facilities and established alumni networks. Yet for all this we believe our greatest achievement is the quality of character which students of St Catherine’s exhibit. St Catherine’s School's core philosophy is to nurture independent and thoughtful young women with strong values who are confident of their ability to lead and make a difference. Whilst the world around us changes amoral attitude never goes out of date. When your daughter joins St Catherine’s School she will tread the same floorboards as generations of amazing women before her and like them will discover her own path to a meaningful career and a full and relevant life. I look forward to meeting your familyDr Sylvia Walton AOPrincipal
In a snapshot
St Catherine’s School has many distinctive features including: • A progressive and innovative approach to education;• Outstanding VCE results• Comprehensive educational extension and support programs• A non-denominational Christian school with strong values• Inclusive size allowing for greater opportunities• Focused on achieving the personal and academic best of each individual student• Close community with approximately 700 students• Situated close to the city in picturesque surrounds.
Outstanding VCE Results
Whilst St Catherine’s School students are enjoying creative and active school days we never lose sight of the importance of academic achievement. In 2012<% of our Year 12 students have achieved an ATAR/ENTER of above 99<% achieved an ATAR/ENTER of above 95 and 45% achieved above 90. Compared with a State average of 20% approximately 69% of our students achieved an ATAR/ENTER of 80 or higher.
Meet our Principal
Dr Sylvia Walton AOEdD (hc LTU)BA MA Dip Ed (Syd) B Ed (LTU) FRGS FAICD FACEL FACE FAPC ACEL Gold MedalDr Sylvia Walton AO is the Principal of St Catherine’s School. An outstanding educational leader dr Walton has been highly awarded for her contribution to the Australian educational landscape across all levels. In 2011 she was awarded a Doctor of Education (honoris causa) in recognition for her outstanding leadership as Chancellor and council member of La Trobe University and in addressing issues of access in higher education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.Her experience of implementing innovative programs and setting new benchmarks for best practice throughout her distinguished career has earned her the reputation as one of Australia’s foremost Principals.Our current and future students are fortunate to have the benefit of such an inspirational woman as their leader.
Inclusive size greater opportunities
St Catherine’s School extensive range of subjects and activities are comparable with many larger schools and yet our size means that nobody is overlooked. Our inclusive classes enable teachers to know your daughter personally and help her to identify her talents and abilities and develop her learning style. Across all levels our teachers encourage students to develop critical creative and higher order thinking preparing them for the rapidly changing world.The school offers a broad range of VCE subjects university enhancement and VET programs giving every girl the opportunity to succeed.Special Features:Reggio Emilia philosophy in the Early Learning Centre st Catherine’s Model in the Junior School leading Extension and Support program independent Learning Classes eSL st Catherine’s Leadership Diploma beyond Boundaries Outdoor Education Program.Extensive co-curricular program including various sports music and performing arts debating environment student committees and community service opportunities.
Message from Our Girls
Everyone at St Catherine’s School is really friendly and there are lots of opportunities to do so many things. There are lots of clubs to join and lots of help with study.The teachers are friendly and they give you lots of opportunities to learn fabulous things and you get individual help.You have so much fun if you give things a go at St Catherine’s. There’s the special Music art and Drama evening gSV sport Hockey diving music lessons and concert bands.An all-girls school is great and our friends are always there to help us and keep us company.Oh and the camps are so good!Isabelle eliane Hunter and HelenaYear 7
Visit our School
There is only one way to appreciate the special qualities that make St Catherine's School one of Australia's best schools. We invite you to make a booking for one of our School Tours to meet our girls tour the campus and see our School at work.
There are many specific questions you may like to ask which are particular to your daughter Her interests and her year level. Our staff and students will be happy to answer all your questions about
St Catherine’s and how you and your daughter can be a part of our community.
To reserve your place at one of our School Tours or to arrange a personal tour at an alternative time which suits you please contact our Registrar on +61 3 9828 3071.