Principal's Welcome

I wish to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the St Mary’s community.

St Mary’s is a welcoming community that aims to inspire each child in our school to be the best they can be.

We place relationships at the heart of all we do at St. Mary’s and we are committed to providing a safe, harmonious learning environment where successful relationships thrive. We promote and develop positive and respectful relationships, recognising that social-emotional learning is the key to academic success.

Our school motto is ‘Friends, Family Community - Together we Grow’ and we act this out in a caring, cooperative, purposeful and success-oriented environment. We value close partnerships between students, staff, parents and the wider community.

As a learning community, we strive for excellence and continual improvement as lifelong learners. We provide a holistic curriculum, engaging students through the arts, physical activity and through digital and design technologies to foster deep learning and creativity. Our targeted teaching programs ensure that each child is supported and challenged as an individual learner to make growth and progress.

We support students as 21st century learners, to develop skills in the effective use of technologies. We strive to form independent and compassionate young people of strong character, who value diversity and difference, and who are adaptable to change.  We are committed to Social Justice as a call to service, providing opportunities for students to use their knowledge and skills to make a practical difference as local and global citizens.

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school is the quality of the teaching staff. St. Mary’s is beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers and support staff truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children. Our staff work in a highly collaborative environment and have a strong commitment to ongoing professional learning and growth, in order to provide the very best learning opportunities to each individual student in our care.

It is a genuine privilege as Principal to be part of the learning journey of each child at St. Mary’s and to be part of a dedicated, energetic and collaborative team, who are genuinely committed to every child, every day.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school community.

Matthew Sweeney


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