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14 March 2022
2022 College Leaders Inducted
2022 College Leaders Inducted

Congratulations to our 2022 leaders who were inducted in front of our College community on Friday 11th March. Our College Captains, House Leaders, QATSIF Scholarship awardees, Year 12s, and Student Council Representatives were presented with their name badges and certificates. An Aborigi

14 March 2022
Maddison moves up in LYOY
Maddison moves up in LYOY

Congratulations to our Lions Youth of the Year entrants who competed at the end of February in the Cannonvale and Proserpine competitions. Our Year 12 student Maddison Scott-Fitzgerald took out the Cannonvale comp, with Eden Humphrey winning the Public Speaking. Fellow peers Sienna Sobott and

14 March 2022
Keeley attends SHEP in Cairns
Keeley attends SHEP in Cairns

Congratulations to our secondary student Keeley Ninnes who represented our College in the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s State Honours Ensemble Program in Cairns. Keeley had to be at a minimum level of grade 5 in her instrument to be selected in the SHEP that connects t

14 March 2022
2022 QISSN Squad Announced
2022 QISSN Squad Announced

Congratulations to our 15 students who were selected for our 2021 Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball (QISSN) squad. The following ladies have committed to training twice a week before school in preparation for the state-wide comp in the June-July school holidays that is this yea

9 February 2022
2022 Primary House Leaders Announced
2022 Primary House Leaders Announced

Congratulations to our Primary House Leaders for 2022!  Ignatius House - Jacob Batman and Charlee Griffiths Frayne House - Isabelle Gomez and Cooper Liesch Xavier House - Sam Hazelton and Fergus King McAuley House - Ruby Neagle and Chris Sam Co

11 October 2021
Nikkia puts Bill forward in Parliament
Nikkia puts Bill forward in Parliament

Our secondary student Nikkia Goodall represented our region at the Queensland Youth Parliament in Brisbane during the September school holidays. Nikkia joins other youth members from across the state and has been preparing for this event since early this year. Nikkia debated youth bill

11 October 2021
Kicking goals at National Schools Futsal Comp
Kicking goals at National Schools Futsal Comp

Seven of our students took part in the National Schools Futsal Competition in Brisbane during the September school holidays in the U12 North Queensland Team. Zac Vloedmans, Billy Hinton, Reef Peel, Max O’Keefe, Kai Draper, Noah Farrow, and Adam Rusin made the team, with Max O'Keefe name

17 May 2021
Bronte meets 'Happiest Man on Earth'
Bronte meets 'Happiest Man on Earth'

Our Secondary Student Bronte Johnson-Follett had the honour of meeting ‘The Happiest Man on Earth’ – Eddie Jaku in early May. Eddie is a 101 year old Auschwitz survivor who now lives in Sydney and completed his greatly anticipated memoir last year during Covid-19. He has sin

17 February 2021
St Catherine's hosts Project Compassion Launch
St Catherine's hosts Project Compassion Launch

On Tuesday 16th February our College hosted the launch of Project Compassion which has the theme of 'Be More' in 2021. For over 50 years, Project Compassion has been raising vital funds to help those facing poverty and injustice in our world. Distinguished guests included Bishop Tim, Fr Jose Koyic

30 March 2021
Jy off to state swimming titles
Jy off to state swimming titles

Congratulations to our Secondary student Jy Parkinson who has been named on the Queensland Schools State Team after competing at the 2021 Queensland School Sport Swimming Championships in Brisbane. Jy broke 8 PB’s in his 9 individual events, and 2 Northern Region Relays. His results are below

30 March 2021
Bondi makes a splash for Juvenile Arthritis
Bondi makes a splash for Juvenile Arthritis

Well done to our primary student Bondi Condon who has helped raise more than $16,000 for Juvenile Arthritis. A swim-a-thon was held in Cannonvale on Saturday for community members to join Bondi and support her cause by swimming laps. Bondi has set herself a goal of swimming 210kms this year to

12 August 2020
Mr Peter Bates nominated for the Spirit of Catholic Education Award
Mr Peter Bates nominated for the Spirit of Catholic Education Award

This year we have nominated Mr Peter Bates for the Spirit of Catholic Education Award. Peter began teacher with Townsville Catholic Education at St John Bosco, Collinsville and moved to St Catherine's in 2008. Teaching Primary year levels six and seven, he quickly gained the respect of the school c

12 August 2020
Meet 30 of the Mackay/Whitsunday region's sports stars of tomorrow!
Meet 30 of the Mackay/Whitsunday region's sports stars of tomorrow!

Congratulations to our students Mikhaila Flint, Isabella Bruce and Roy Blain who were recognised in the Daily Mercury's Junior Sports Feature! Mikhaila, Isabella and Roy have achieved great things in swimming, sailing and outrigging respectively. We can't wait to follow their further achievements

12 August 2020
Charlotte Orenshaw presented with Deus Caritas Est Award
Charlotte Orenshaw presented with Deus Caritas Est Award

This award is Townsville Catholic Education's most prestigious student award that recognises a Year 12 student for the way they have consistently lived out their commitment to Christian living with a grateful generosity of spirit. This year, Charlotte Orenshaw is the recipient of this award for ou

6 March 2020
Bella wins local LYOY comp
Bella wins local LYOY comp

Congratulations to our Year 12 school leader Bella Pini who won both the Public Speaking Award and was announced as the Overall Winner at the Proserpine Lion’s Youth of the Year Club Event. Bella will next represent the Proserpine Lions Club at the Zone Final in Collinsville on March 15. The

20 March 2020
Shae wins Best Whitsunday Teacher poll
Shae wins Best Whitsunday Teacher poll

Nothing makes Shae Patterson happier than watching the students she helps every day flourish and bloom in the best version of themselves. It's her love for each and every member of the schooling community that shot her to the top of the Whitsunday Times' favourite teacher poll. The Support Officer

4 March 2020
Primary Leaders commissioned
Primary Leaders commissioned

ongratulations to our Primary leaders who were commissioned at a special ceremony on Monday, March 3. Our House and Student Representative Council Leaders were presented with their badges, while our Mini Vinnies students were presented with their certificates. House Leaders for 2020: Ignatius -

13 February 2020
Nathaniel and Poppy shine in USA
Nathaniel and Poppy shine in USA

Congratulations to our 2019 Year 12 graduate Nathaniel Savy who was presented with the 'Outstanding Individual Performance Award' at the Junior Theatre Festival in the USA. Nathaniel joined our Secondary student Poppy Nobes at the festival as part of the Australian Theatre Celebrations Cast who went

13 February 2020
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to return
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to return

“Mental health is a priority. Happiness is an essential. Self-care is a necessity.” These are the words from Dr Michael Carr-Gregg who is one of Australia’s highest-profile psychologists and leading parenting experts. Our College is lucky to see the return of Dr Carr-Gregg t

13 February 2020
Noah wins music battle at Tamworth
Noah wins music battle at Tamworth

Our Primary student Noah Robertson was announced the winner of the ‘Junior Coca-Cola Battle of the Young Stars’ competition, at the Tamworth Country Music Festival last week.  Noah was presented with a cheque at the Tamworth Town Hall final, of which he donated $150 to Rural Aid.

13 February 2020
Blain off to Hawaii
Blain off to Hawaii

How shiny are their medals? Congratulations to our Secondary students Roy Blain, Coby Doblo, and Alani England who competed at the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association’s (AOCRA) National Sprint Titles at the end of January. The event was held at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast, with

20 November 2019
New Principal Announcement
New Principal Announcement

Dear Parents, Carers and Students, I would like to announce that Mr Luke Thomson has been appointed as the new Principal of St Catherine's Catholic College, The Whitsundays. Luke is currently the Assistant Principal Administration at St Augustine's Catholic College in Augustine Heights i

5 November 2019
Students achievements recognised at awards ceremony
Students achievements recognised at awards ceremony

MORE than 140 students were recognised for their academic and sporting success last week at St Catherine’s Catholic College annual awards ceremony. Year 12 student Ryan Stephens took home the Jane Telford College Dux, while Year 6 student Shiloh Brett was awarded the Jane Telford Academic Pri

5 November 2019
Bruce's bravery at Optimist champs in Hong Kong
Bruce's bravery at Optimist champs in Hong Kong

ST Catherine’s Catholic College student Isabella Bruce took part in an experience of a lifetime last week as she represented Australia at the Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association National and Open Championships. At just 13-years-old, Bruce is part of the Australian Optimist Girls Development

5 November 2019
Praise received for history comp entrants
Praise received for history comp entrants

Congratulations to our Year 11 student Caitrin Kelly who was awarded a Highly Commended for her entry in the Queensland History Teacher Association Historical Writing Competition. Caitrin was one of three St Catherine’s students who submitted entries in the Ancient History division and one of