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The School is grateful to the many corporate sponsors who have shown their support throughout the year.
The aim of
this program is to embrace the wider school community, develop warm and ongoing
relationships with the corporate sector and introduce an innovative approach to
our fundraising strategies.
School, through the St Catherine's Foundation, looks forward to forging a warm
and ongoing relationship with our corporate partners.
We are delighted to announce a corporate partnership with Open Colleges Group to support the St Catherine's Senior School Robotics team and their participation in the First Robotics Challenge (FRC).
Entry and participation in the FRC Challenge would not have been possible without the generous support of Open Colleges Group.
Thank you to Core Mortgage Brokers who have partnered with St Catherine's to support our netball program.
Acquisition of a tent for our netball girls has been made possible through the generous support of Core Mortgage Brokers.
The ACO and St Catherine's School are excited to announce a partnership to support the ACO's National Education Program, with a particular focus on programs in Penrith.
The partnership establishes a cultural exchange program between St Catherine's and St Mary's North Primary School, providing opportunities for music and friendship activities between the schools and complementing the music education programs established at St Mary's North by the ACO in 2015.
Over the course of 2016 students from St Catherine's and St Mary's North have attended concerts by ACO Collective and the Penrith Strings at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, experience the behind-the-scenes excitement of the ACO in rehearsal at its Circular Quay Studio and participate in inter-school visits.
A highlight of the program took place in June for the St Catherine's Senior String Symphony and The Scots College Senior Strings to work with the musicians of the ACO at our annual Strings Workshop held at the school. A combined concert followed the workshop which included a piece - Parva Res - commissioned for St Catherine's by Australian composer Professor Mary Finsterer. This commissioned work was generously funded by the St Catherine's P&F Association.
Our partnership with the ACO provides a marvellous opportunity to further a love of music and to widen the opportunities and experiences for our girls and the students of St Mary's North. We look forward to welcoming St Mary's students to St Catherine's in November for a workshop with our Year 6 students and combined concert.
Funding for this program has been arranged through St Catherine's Foundation Corporate partnership program and generous philanthropic support.
Mr David Gresham – Director of Music Ms Marilyn Rickard – Head of Community Relations
A corporate partnership with Mercedes Benz Sydney and Perfect Auto Body commenced in July 2015 following their donation of an A180 vehicle for auction at the Mad Hatter’s Ball held in August that year. The partnership will run the course of two years to June 2017 and will involve interaction and engagement with the students, parents, staff and of course the two companies.