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At St Catherine's College
St Catherine's is a Kindy to Year 12 co-educational College, established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1925. Our College has a very special place in the history of the Whitsundays, having served generations of families and growing over the decades to cater for each stage of your son or daughter's schooling.
At St Catherine’s Catholic College, each student leaves us supported by a Kindergarten to Year 12 educational journey that is focused on holistic development. Through diverse experiences both inside and outside of the classroom a St Catherine’s graduate is secure in their beliefs, values, virtues, relationships, character, and future pathway.
We offer a safe and secure environment that allows our students to develop independence and the necessary social, emotional, and personal skills needed to prepare them for the next step in their education journey.
We work to preserve a child’s sense of wonder and create a love of learning and cater to the learning needs of all students.
Our deep tradition of service to others began when the Mercy sisters established St Catherine’s Catholic College in Marathon Street behind the St Catherine’s Parish Church in 1925. Our Mercy Charism reminds us that ‘charity is our badge of honour’. Each year we offer a range of social justice activities that encourage our students to ‘walk in someone else’s shoes and serve others'. Our social justice program is rooted in our Mercy and Ignatian values of Compassion, Justice, Community, and Excellence, as our students learn to seek fairness for the common good.
Our students are regularly taken outside of their comfort zone, and challenged through experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. This occurs through service learning, our pastoral program, buddy care groups, retreats, overseas immersions, and our outdoor education program that begins in Year 4. The program is sequential in nature and strives to build on past experiences. These experiences inspire positive relationships which are integral to the wellbeing of self, community, and our natural world. Our program encourages students to step outside their comfort zone, redefine their personal possibilities, gain confidence and think critically while fostering a team ethic when working with others.
At St Catherine’s Catholic College, each student leaves us secure in the knowledge that they have been supported by a Kindergarten to Year 12 educational journey that is focused on holistic development. Through diverse experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, over a thirteen-year journey, the St Catherine’s graduate is secure in their beliefs, values, virtues, relationships, character, and their future pathway.
The St Catherine’s graduate has completed a study pathway that is reflective of their gifts, talents, and interests. They are self-reflective on who they are and through our social justice program rooted in our Mercy and Ignatian values of Compassion, Justice, Community, and Excellence. Throughout their senior schooling, our students develop to become critical and creative thinkers, as our teachers harness their natural curiosity, nurtured from the early years of schooling. Our students have experience in working with a broad range of technology, and through frequent collaborative learning experiences, they develop excellent communication skills.
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Emerging Leaders & Deadly Crew celebrations
Congratulations to our Emerging Leaders who were recognised at a special ceremony in November for their 2022 motivation and efforts at school. Our Emerging Leaders were recognised through achievement of a level, measured against the three pillars that guide the EL program - academic improvement, at
Noah wins big at Rockfest
Congratulations to our Year 7 student Noah Robertson who won first place in the Rockfest Futures Award. Noah was one of 4 nominees and took home an incredible prize pack including a Fender Newporter Player Acoustic Guitar, D'Addario and Co. guitar gift pack and $500 Colemans Music voucher. Noah also
Junior Drama Club make history
History was made this year, not once, but twice. We had our biggest numbers sign up to be part of our Junior Drama Club and they were the first local performance at the newly opened Proserpine Entertainment Centre. Students in Years 1-6 acted, danced and sang in their performance of 'Catch the Wave