St Catherine’s College provides a quality secondary Catholic education for young women, encouraging their spiritual, human and intellectual development within a Christian vision of the world.
The school motto of Mercy and Wisdom draws inspiration from Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, who lived her understanding that the mercy of God and compassionate love of Christ are the basis of a Catholic education.
Students are encouraged to develop a spirit of confidence and a sense of purpose that will allow them to embrace all the opportunities of a changing world.
Goals and Values
- Religious Development
To provide for the religious development of the students within the framework of the beliefs, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church.
- Academic Excellence
To assist students to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values appropriate to their age and abilities.
- Care and Concern
To encourage students to contribute to, and be a part of, an open and supportive environment in which there are good relationships among staff, students and families.
- Commitment to Justice
To move students towards a commitment to justice which recognises and respects the rights of others within the school and wider community. To encourage students to recognise the bicultural heritage of New Zealand and the multicultural nature of the school community and of our society.
- Openness to Growth
To encourage students to be open to growth in life’s situations.
- Competence in Life Skills
To enable students to acquire the life skills needed for balanced, active and independent living.
- Physical Development
To foster the healthy physical development of students.
To provide opportunities for students to develop creative, artistic and cultural potential.