Our School - Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

It is with much pleasure that the staff and I welcome you and your family to St. Mary’s.

If this is your first encounter with our school we hope that it will be a positive and meaningful one.  Your child is entering a caring and supportive environment, one where our very professional staff will give their all to encourage in each pupil a love of learning and positive self-esteem.

St. Mary’s is a Catholic School and we take seriously our responsibility to provide an education that is underpinned by the teachings of Jesus and the traditions of the Catholic Church.

It is a firm expectation that all parents will support the Catholic ethos of the school.

All our teaching is underpinned by the strong sense of our Catholic faith and heritage and so we see the school’s Religious Education Programs as an integral part of our curriculum.  Our discipline system is based on justice and concern for others.

The school provides educational programs, which cater for the religious, academic, social, emotional and physical development of all students.  We aim to provide a comprehensive curriculum with a strong emphasis on providing every child with the skills necessary to commence the next stage of their education after completing their primary years.

We do hope your time at St. Mary’s is a happy and fruitful experience.

Warmest Regards,


Michelle Garbutt.