St Catherine’s School, situated in the heart of Empangeni, is a private school and it is the property of the Dominican Congregation of St Catherine of Siena of Oakford, Natal.
It maintains Christian principles but accepts pupils of other faiths. Each day begins with praise and worship in assembly and at the end of term all pupils attend Mass in church. Christian religious holidays are celebrated. Religious Education lessons are part of the curriculum.
St Catherine’s School caters for pupils from the Pre-Primary to Grade 12. Whilst the High School is for girls only, the Pre-Primary and Primary Phases are for both boys and girls. Small classes ensure that each pupil receives individual attention from the members of the highly qualified, caring and committed staff.
The school buildings are well secured and surrounded by beautiful gardens. There are two media centres, two computer centres, an art room, a music room, well–equipped science laboratories, and a reading, listening and learning centre. The hall is in constant use for extramural activities and school functions. Our piazza has been a wonderful addition to the school and social functions can be held there. The Pre-Primary section has every amenity for young children and is walled off from the rest of the school. Our sports facilities include a swimming pool, hockey, athletics, soccer and cricket fields, an AstroTurf and tennis courts.
St Catherine’s School is the only High School in Zululand exclusively for young ladies and we have a weekly Boarding facility for girls from Grade 8 to Grade 12.