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  • We believe everyday holds the opportunity for exciting learning
  • We value the uniqueness of each person
  • We engage students in positive and active learning
  • We uphold the philosophy of Equity and Excellence in Education
  • We promote respect and care for everyone in our community

Welcome to St Mary's Parish Primary School

St. Mary’s school is a place where, not only your child, but your whole family will be welcomed and valued as members of our community. At St. Mary’s we are acutely aware of the privilege it is to be invited into the educative process of your child. We recognize that your child is a special gift given to you, and now you are inviting and entrusting us to enter into a partnership with you, to guide and support their growth as a person along with their academic learning. Read more...

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  • 06/03/14
    Dear Parents and Friend, We live much of our lives in waiting, most of it waiting in hope: …For the birth of a child …For a visit from a dear friend …For that holiday we have saved so hard for …To hear we got the job …For the return of sunny days All these periods of waiting can be completed in joy, in exultation; in a fullness of life that we had hoped for. All positive waiting is seeking new life, enriched life, fulfilled life. Through the season of Lent, we have been preparing and waiting to enter into the events of Holy Week so that we can once again, share in the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection as it is through this mystery of life over death that we receive the fullness of hope in our lives. Jesus’ resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. Through the events of Easter, we are given eternal hope and the gift of life. With our world and communities experiencing so many conflicts, let us consciously take this hope given to us by Jesus and be people who bring peace, happiness and hope to others this Easter. ANOTHER ACCOLADE FOR ST. MARY’S St. Mary’s has been selected as one of 15 schools across Australia (one of three in Victoria) to be a part of a project where 15 Illustrations of Primary Curriculum Management will be developed. An Illustration is a video and supporting information that captures compelling stories of schools in primary settings managing the Australian Curriculum. Education Services Australia (ESA) has been contracted by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to manage this Project. The 15 Illustrations of Primary Curriculum Management will be created in diverse primary school settings across Australia and will illustrate how the Australian Curriculum is being managed in these settings. Completed Illustrations will be made up of ten minute videos accompanied by supporting information and will reside on the ACARA Australian Curriculum website. For our part, we have been asked to highlight the work that has been done with the P-8 Writing project. This invitation as the only Catholic school in Victoria, along with our participation as an invited school into the ICON Research Project and the success of our CHANGE 2 Project, tells us that we are a school that is recognized as a school of excellence. We have a strong professional learning community at St. Mary’s which is leading to higher outcomes for our students. There is much for us to be proud of at St. Mary’s. Principal Helen Anderson
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