St Katharine’s was started in 1916 as a small community school which valued joy in learning, the arts, music and excellence in academic endeavour – a foundation that underpins our school culture to this day. We cultivate an environment in which each girl is known as an individual and encouraged to strive for her personal best. We are also cognisant of the fact that each girl is part of a community and, while unique, she should serve the needs of others in a sensitive and meaningful manner. At St Katharine’s, there is no annual prize giving on the understanding that no one girl matters more than another.
Everything we do at St Katharine’s is based on our school motto, Ut Possim, to the best of our ability, as well as the following core values: individuality, altruism, courtesy, integrity, vitality, compassion, tolerance, commitment, creativity and innovation.