Our Mission

Guided by the gospel values of Jesus, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School aspires to:

  • Provide a balanced education that will shape and enrich our children;
  • Nurture a caring family environment; and
  • Strengthen the relationship between home, school and parish;

..so that our students, inspired by knowledge and love become/be responsible stewards of God’s creation.

Statement of Religious Character

Charisms are ‘gifts of grace’. This school’s charism is strongly influenced by:

  • Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy
  • Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters

These people lived lives guided by the gospel values.  They were driven by their belief that Catholic education provided children opportunities that would improve their lives and the lives of others.

St Mary’s Way

Our mission statement has been simplified into easy-to-follow and understand ‘ways of being’ (as opposed to ways of doing) that guide behaviour and actions for both children and adults in our school community.

Child Statement

Learning with each other.

  • We pray
  • We are calm
  • We meditate
  • We tell the truth
  • We talk and listen to each other with respect

Adult Statement

Inspired by Knowledge and Love, our school is dedicated to learning and to being a Gospel-centred community through our St Mary’s Way.

  • We praise God together in liturgy, prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist
  • We nurture calmness in our words and actions for learning in the classroom, for peace within ourselves and safety in the school
  • We practice meditation every day in our classrooms
  • We confront untruthfulness and value honesty
  • We use a restorative approach to resolving conflict and to improve our relationships
  • We all contribute to building harmony through regular classroom discussions.
  • Nano Nagle challenges us to live our beliefs “Not Words but Deeds”
  • Catherine McAuley challenges us to honour God’s mercy in how we live our own lives

“May the various differences among us enable us to meet our God in a new place, to understand God’s Mercy with new insight, to be agents of God’s hospitality among those who need it most with new convictions”

We are a community inspired to be different – to live the St Mary’s Way.