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St Catherine's School

26 Albion Street

Waverley NSW2024

Tel: 02 9389 9922



Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Girls

Religious Affiliation: Anglican

Boarding: Yes

Early Learning: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

International Students: Yes

Scholarships: Yes

St Catherine’s School Waverley

St Catherine's School aprestigious day and boarding school for girls WAs founded in 1856 and offers academic challenge and academic care for every student from Kindergarten to Year 12 in a caring christian community that welcomes and values all faiths. St Catherine's School Junior and Senior schools are on the same campus. St Catherine’s girls are secure in their character confident in their abilities respectful in manner and equipped to make their unique contribution to the school and the wider world. Overlooking Sydney’s famous eastern suburbs beaches st Catherine's School is not far from Centennial Park and the University of New South Wales. St Catherine's School staff work hard to ensure they raise the academic bar to the right height for every girl. This is done by differentiating lessons offering extension classes mentoring scholarship students running a gifted and talented program and providing a comprehensive academic support program. ICT skills are integrated fully in the teaching programs. Interactive whiteboards laptops slate PCs and desktop computers are well utilised to facilitate learning across the school. Our one-to-one ICT for Learning program commences in Year 5. Academic challenge is underpinned by a strong academic care team who ensure every child is valued monitored supported and guided. Girls are part of an academic care network of year based mentor groups with year mentors. St Catherine's School teachers seek to know each girl: her strengths and relative weaknesses; her character; and how she learns. An innovative positive psychology program means girls can build resilience through identifying and exploring their individual key strengths and attributes. St Catherine's School chaplain and Biblical studies team are involved in teaching and developing the girls’ understanding of religion; a counsellor team is available for consultation and support. Genuinely comprehensive girls mix with students of different backgrounds faiths and abilities but are educated according to their intellectual needs.


St Catherine's School offers a unique living environment where respect for others integrity trust and responsibility are nurtured. With 70 boarding places in a well-appointed homely environment each girl enjoys the privacy of her own living space. St Catherine's School boarding students enjoy outstanding school facilities as well as cultural sporting and entertainment activities.


St Catherine's School facilities include a heated swimming pool tennis courts netball and basketball courts modern sports centre with gymnasium cardio centre computerised libraries computer pods laptops and slate PC’s for classrooms innovative learning centre and multi-purpose hall. The Junior School has purpose built light filled flexible learning spaces that support creative and stimulating learning programs. The Dame Joan Sutherland Centre provides a performance theatre music practice and composition facilities Keyboard and technology libraries as well as video and sound recording studios. The centre includes a chapel orchestral rehearsal room and ballet studio.


St Catherine's School offers over 25 Junior and 30 Senior School sporting activities. A strong sporting program prepares girls for representative sport at regional state and national levels. With so many successful sportswomen the school has established a sports Hall of Fame.

Co-curricular programs

Strong programs in sport music performing arts and service education. St Catherine's School has 5 Junior School music ensembles senior School music ensembles as well as clubs and choirs. There are extensive curricular and co-curricular opportunities in drama and performance.


St Catherine's School Famous ex-student

Dame Joan Sutherland OM AC DBE


920 students


Academic scholarships are offered to girls entering in Year 7 music scholarships to girls entering in Years 7 to 11 country and ICPA scholarships to girls who have made a significant contribution to their school or community entering in Years 7 to 11 and Indigenous boarding scholarships for Years 7-11.


Director of Boarding and Enrolments

Mrs Trish Wilson

61 2 8305 6206

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