With over 22 sports to choose from and the opportunity to compete with many other schools, sport plays a vital role in a St Catherine's education.
Competitive sport encourages self-discipline and teaches the fundamentals of teamwork and fair play. Even if your daughter has not played much sport before, there will be something to get her jumping at St Catherine's. Our head coaches are highly qualified and run programs preparing our girls for competition at all levels.
Our sports results are outstanding. We are proud to be the highest ranked independent school in our area of Sydney. We also hold a high ranking in the Independent Girls Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) competition. Running since 1922, this competition is a pathway to selection for state and national teams.
The A-Z for your PB
So much to choose from! AFL, athletics, basketball, badminton, cricket, cross country, diving, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rowing, snowsports, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, tennis, triathlon, touch football, volleyball, water polo. Phew!
St Catherine's is very proud of the growth in our rowing program which started in 2012. Training from the UTS Rowing Club at Haberfield, our committed rowers and their families enjoy all the Head of the River events and the rigour of this most rewarding sport.
We have introduced AFL to our program and we are excited our newest teams are doing so well. We can't wait for next season!
In the swim
Our new Performing Arts & Aquatic Centre provides state-of-the-art facilities which will enhance the school's existing PDHPE curriculum and provide a platform to support the school's extra-curricular programs such as water-polo, learn to swim, diving and lap swimming.
We have two indoor pools that run all year round.
The Barry Rodgers learn to swim pool creates a dedicated space for our learn to swim programs both curricular and cocurricular.
The main pool (12 lanes x 25 metres) can be divided into two or more areas, for example we can operate swimming training along-side water polo or operate extra-curricular programs alongside PE classes or sports training.
If your daughter displays a special talent in her chosen sport, St Catherine's can offer an Elite Sport Program to help her reach her goals and to balance this with daily school life.
The program is designed to support talented students by giving them vital tools like time management, sport psychology, resistance training and nutrition. Girls can join the program when they have reached a benchmark set by our head of senior school sport.
UTS sports scholarships
A partnership between the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and St Catherine's School has established a sports scholarship to support elite and emerging athletes.
Financial support to the value of $5000 will be awarded to any graduate from St Catherine's who wishes to continue her participation in her chosen sport during their first year of study at UTS. The scholarship involves acceptance and participation in the UTS Elite and Emerging Athlete Program.
Young sportswomen currently studying at St Catherine's who are competing at state or national level, on a national team (open or junior) or are competing internationally at world championships are encouraged to apply here.