Established in 1896, St Catherine's has the unique mixture of a proud history combined with contemporary thinking.
We are fortunate to be custodians of heritage buildings and long-standing traditions; however, our reputation as a leader in girls' education, for over a century, is based on our readiness to embrace innovation.
We enjoy a reputation for excellent academic and sporting results, a supportive community, an outstanding co-curricular program, exceptional teachers, fine facilities and established alumni networks and yet we believe our greatest achievement is the quality of character which students of St Catherine's exhibit.
As a non-denominational Christian school, our core philosophy is to nurture independent and thoughtful young women, with strong values, who are confident of their ability to lead and make a difference. Whilst the world around us changes, a moral attitude never goes out of date.
When your daughter joins St Catherine's she will tread the same floorboards as generations of amazing women before her, and like them, will discover her own path to a meaningful career and a full and relevant life.
Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak is a Catholic school in Melbourne, Australia, with approximately 900 girls from Prep to Year 12 with a co-educational Early Learning Centre at St Peter's Parish, Toorak. Loreto Toorak strives for excellence in all that it does. An extensive and challenging academic program is integral to the education of mind and heart that is cherished at Loreto. A love of learning is fostered by the delight with which specialist teachers in every subject share their passion for their subjects with the students.
The senior campus of the College looks down upon the Yarra River at its confluence with Gardiner’s Creek. It was on this site in February 1803 that one of the first recorded landings by Europeans in what has become Melbourne was recorded. Here today stands the Chapel of St Kevin, a centre of prayer and worship at the College.
Heyington is the home for secondary students other than Year 9. The first years of secondary education are crucial in engaging boys in a confident way with their schooling. They are helped to quickly adapt to becoming full members of the College and committed young students. The caring Tutors, the leadership of senior students, the extensive co-curricular program, all complement a balanced academic program which gives young Kevinians a wonderful preparation for their later schooling.
The senior students in Years 10 – 12 are members of House Tutor Groups. Each boy is in the continuous care of a Tutor and House Head for these 3 years. The stimulating academic program enables senior students to achieve with distinction at VCE. Again, academics are supplemented by a wide range of musical, dramatic and sporting co-curricular activities. Senior boys have many opportunities for leadership.
The College ovals provide a popular venue for physical education and lunchtime recreation as well as a venue for APS competition and training. The many extensive teaching facilities, computer rooms, library, theatre and hall support the teaching and learning program. The immediate proximity of Heyington Station makes this campus readily accessible to all parts of Melbourne