The houses at St Katharine’s are named after three women of character who, to the best of their ability, made a difference in people’s lives.
The houses are designed to build team spirit and character, foster a sense of togetherness, and encourage service to the school. It is always an inspiration to the staff and parents alike to watch the girls work together in their houses, cheering each other on at galas and sports days, creating innovative routines in the house gymnastics competition, or finding joy in harmonising during the annual inter-house music competition. The houses also participate in general knowledge and literary quizzes and pubic speaking competitions.
Darling (Yellow) Named after Grace Darling, the lighthouse heroine who, along with her father, saved thirteen people from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire in 1838.
Keller (Red) Helen Keller, who was blind, deaf and mute, and who overcame these disabilities to become an author, political activist and lecturer.
Nightingale (Green) Florence Nightingale is remembered for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War where she earned the title, “The Lady with the Lamp”. In addition to being a nurse, she was a writer and statistician.