St Catherine’s boarding house is a home away from home where respect for others, integrity, trust and responsibility are nurtured. The boarding community is a wonderful mix of girls from country NSW and the Asia Pacific region. Each girl is cared for by staff who love working with young people and are highly qualified in residential care.

Welcome to the boarding house


We keep St Catherine’s boarding house small on purpose, with just 70 boarding places. Each girl has a private space in a beautifully decorated dorm. There is a study area in each section with computers and printers.

There are comfortable lounge areas and kitchens to prepare snacks on every floor. Our chef provides superb food that is nutritious and balanced.  He uses top quality food with meat and vegetarian options.

When the boarders return each term after the holidays, the boarding house fills with laughter, warmth and colour.



Study time

We encourage a good balance between work and leisure.

Study begins after dinner from 7-9pm, Sunday to Thursday with tutors on hand to help with homework.

Years 10 and 11 can study until 11pm and Year 12 students monitor their own study time.

Life outside school

There is generous age-appropriate leave after school and on weekends. Years 7-9 enjoy an exciting and varied range of organised activities after lunch on Sundays.

The older girls usually arrange their own social outings, but are welcome to join the organised group.

There are a number of special occasions throughout the year, including a welcome barbeque, theatre trip, Year 12 Valedictory dinner and Christmas dinner.

location and transport


Transport to the school

Bus stops are directly outside the school and girls can take a short journey on a 400 bus directly to Bondi Junction.

The taxi fare from Sydney International Airport to the school is approximately $60.

The local area

The School is located in Waverley, approximately 15kms from the international airport and 7kms from the centre of Sydney.

The local village shopping centre, Charing Cross, is a 5 minute walk from the school. It has a Commonwealth Bank, chemist, laundry, bakery, cafes, and clothes shops.

Beautiful Bronte Beach is a short walk away too.

 Boarding at St Catherine's

Happy living areas


friendly atmosphere