Our Vision and Values

Our Vision: “St. Mary’s is a safe and inclusive community that fosters strong, positive relationships in an engaging and empowering learning environment. We are committed to lifelong learning and making a difference in our world.”

St Mary’s School is co-educational Catholic primary school, located in the Bayside suburb of Hampton, catering for students from Prep (Foundation Year) to Year Six. The school has a population of just over 300 students. The school was originally established in 1924 under the guidance of the Presentation Sisters, who continued to operate the school until the 1970s.

We provide a safe and collaborative learning environment which supports and promotes the principles of Australian Democracy including a commitment to the elected government, the rule of law, equal rights of all before the law, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and association, and the values of openness and tolerance.

Our school motto ‘Friends, Family Community - Together we Grow’ sums up the positive community feel that we strive to maintain and that is valued so highly amongst staff, students and parents.

Our “RICH” Values of Respect, Inclusion, Compassion and Honesty are visibly at the centre of daily life at St. Mary’s. We strive to live out these values each day in everything we do.

School Philosophy Statement


  • Treating others with consideration and regard, respecting another person’s point of view
  • Freedom for all to enjoy the rights and privileges of Australian citizenship, free from unnecessary interference or control
  • Standing up for and considering the rights of others
  • Pursuing and protecting the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society.


  • Understanding, celebrating and accepting diversity within a democratic society
  • Being included and including others.


  • Care and compassion for self and others.
  • Being empathetic to the perspectives and needs of others.


  • Being honest, sincere and seeking the truth
  • Doing your best in seeking to accomplish something worthy and admirable, trying hard, pursuing excellence
  • Acting with integrity, with consistency between words and deeds
  • Being responsible and accountable for one’s actions, with a commitment to resolving conflict and differences restoratively, peacefully and respectfully
  • Contributing to and caring for the school, local and global community and environment.

Contact Us

03 9521 9335

Visit 59 Holyrood Street
Hampton VIC 3188

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