The story of a St Catherine's girl

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Charley
Year 9

Music Year 9
One of my greatest achievements is overcoming anxiety because I used to find it really hard to go to school but now I love going to school!"

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Charley is compassionate and caring and makes a real effort to help others. Over her time at St Catherine's Charley has blossomed into an accomplished young woman with a passion for literature, sport, drama and playing the guitar.

Charley said "I have always wanted to learn the guitar and I was so happy that they offered it at St Catherine's. I really enjoy going to my lessons every week, and when the lesson is over I know that I have learnt something new."

Motivated to make a difference to those less fortunate, Charley initiated and organised a fundraising event for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and takes an active role in service events organised by the school, such as The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and the World Vision's 40 Hour Famine.

Ms Hatch, St Catherine's Service Education Coordinator said "Charley's contribution to the school and wider community is extremely generous, going above and beyond."

Charley's mother said "Charley is really happy with the friends she has made at St Catherine's. She is extremely fond of many of her teachers and the support staff who have always been compassionate and helpful. Staff from the academic support unit worked with Charley while she was still at primary school to help with her transition to St Catherine's. It's been amazing to see the help that's available at St Catherine's; it has made a real difference."

Charley said "One of my greatest achievements is overcoming anxiety because I used to find it really hard to go to school but now I love going to school!"