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I want to play, sing and dance!

Our music program is an important part of the academic curriculum in the junior school. The music room is fully equipped with instruments and interactive technology for every learning stage. 
Classes are based on the Orff-Schulwerk method which acknowledges that every child is inherently musical.  

Every girl can play

Your little girl will be learning music and playing musical instruments from Kindergarten. 

In Year 2, she will participate in a strings program and can choose from violin, viola or cello. 
By Year 3 she will experience the complete range of orchestral instruments including wind, brass and percussion. 
All our girls have the opportunity to enrich their musical development by joining choirs and ensembles where they can perform at school as well as at civic and cultural events. 

As well as extensive classroom lessons, your daughter can undertake private music study and choose from

  • woodwind
  • brass
  • percussion
  • strings
  • voice
  • guitar
  • piano
  • composition
  • music theory

Music students can choose to undertake St Catherine's examinations as well as external examinations through the Australian Music Examinations Board and Trinity College London.  

Christmas angels

Each year our K-2 girls put on a production celebrating the Christmas story. Will you have an angel, a lamb, a little drummer girl? It's always enchanting.

By Years 5 and 6, your daughter has drama added to her performing arts curriculum and she can try out for the biennial musical. Perhaps you have a star in the making? 

Fit for a diva

St Catherine's is about to embark on an exciting new build called the Research, Performing arts and Aquatic Centre (RPAC). It promises a spectacular performance space with a new theatre with its own fly tower and orchestra pit. At the moment the Dame Joan Sutherland Centre (DJSC) houses our theatre, rehearsal rooms and private practise studios. Facilities fit for Dame Joan, who was a treasured Old Girl of our school.

‚ÄčA junior school violonist is happy to see her parents in the audience just before a school performance.