Middle School Teacher/ Year 7 Co-ordinator

Mrs Catherine Dundon

I am the Year 7 Co-ordinator and I teach English to Years 7 and 8 on the All Saints Campus where I started teaching in 1984. I grew up on a sheep and cattle property in north western NSW so I identify with many of our students who are growing up in a rural area. My husband, Simon teaches Biology and Science at the Scots Campus and we are both proud parents and grandparents.

In my spare time I enjoy fishing, gardening, reading and travelling. I have been very fortunate to have travelled to many parts of the world to experience diverse flora, fauna, landscapes, history and culture. Highlights include fly fishing in Alaska, snorkeling with a multitude of turtles at Kicker Rock in the Galapagos Islands, close encounters with moose in Quebec and having a curious baby mountain gorilla play with my ponytail on a trek in Rwanda.

Our world is a rich place to explore and I learnt so much from my teacher exchange to Calgary in Canada in 2010. In Year 1, I wrote ‘When I grow up I want to be a teacher’ and I still love the challenges and rewards of teaching. Every student is a unique individual with boundless potential and I believe that our school provides rich opportunities to unleash that potential through its genuine focus on student wellbeing. At the heart of my role as an English teacher is my belief in the power of effective communication and the value of reading. A good book can expand your horizons, develop empathy, make you laugh, cry, imagine and ponder possibilities.

Mrs Catherine Dundon

Middle School Teacher/ Year 7 Co-ordinator

“Every student is a unique individual with boundless potential and I believe that our school provides rich opportunities to unleash that potential through its genuine focus on student wellbeing.”