Each year St Catherine's provides a variety of opportunities for children to participate in sporting academies, music lessons, choir, debating, gardening, chess and the arts. These activities allow our students to grow in confidence, connect socially with their peers and helps them to explore their passion and interests beyond the learning curriculum.
Through the instrumental program children can learn piano, violin, guitar, drums or singing.
At St Catherine’s we are also well known in the community for our wonderful and varied Music Program. The students are exposed to many musical experiences through singing, listening, playing, moving, creating, performing, reflecting and enjoying. Students are also encouraged to perform for a variety of audiences, beginning with class performances and leading to large performances to the greater community. The provision of live performances as a feature of the program greatly enhances the musical experience. Every two years we have a school musical which is held at the Stirling Theatre.
Our school enters the SA Catholic School Sports Association (SACPSSA) carnivals each year (swimming, athletics, cross country, netball, handball and touch football).
We also enter the Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association (SAPSASA) each year (carnivals for swimming, athletics and cross country), as well as the Adelaide Hills Regional Carnival (soccer, netball and football).
Each year our Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to join the Festival Choir, a mass choir from Catholic schools throughout the state, which performs at the Festival Theatre or The Entertainment Centre. This event is always a great night out that showcases the rich musical talent of students in Catholic schools. We are proud of our long association with the Music Festival and love offering this opportunity for our students.
At St Catherine's School we offer families the option to take part in the Children's University Adelaide program which offers educational experiences for children aged 5-14.
It’s an innovative program that engages children and young people in exciting, out-of-school learning opportunities to increase their chances for educational achievement and rewards them for taking responsibility for their own learning. At the end of the program, students are recognised for their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations.