​Heart and mind

With an unwavering focus on our girls, we foster the development of the whole child. 

With positive psychology at the bedrock of our approach to learning, at St Catherine's we work on building your daughter's character strengths so she can know who she is at her very best. 

It's what we mean when we talk about 'future-proofing'. Any challenge in life, at school and beyond, will be more manageable because she'll know her strengths and how to use them. 

Character strengths

We will show her how to harness her

  • bravery
  • creativity
  • curiosity

She'll learn to be

  • fair
  • kind
  • hopeful

She'll display

  • gratitude
  • leadership
  • perseverance

These are central elements of our Academic Care program and why your little girl will come home saying "I love school!"

She's my Friday Friend 

Friday Friends is the unique mentoring program we have run for over 40 years in the junior school. Each girl is buddied with another girl from a different year group in a delightful big sister / little sister relationship. It is a simply joyful exchange of friendship and the girls love it.


The wonderwall, the wall of wonders with message showing what the girls are grateful for