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Welcome to St Mary's Primary School Bairnsdale

Learning and Growing Together.

St. Mary’s is a Catholic co-educational primary school situated on the western edge of the town of Bairnsdale. The school is situated next to Nagle College which offers Catholic education for students from Years 7 to 12.

Catholic schooling was first offered in Bairnsdale as early as the 1870s but the earliest registration was not until 1898 when the Sisters of Sion opened a Sub-Primary School. The school has also been administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Presentation Sisters.

The school has recently undergone major renovations to enable increased learning spaces that are contempory and flexible in design. The school has expansive playing and recreational spaces.

The school exists to provide a Catholic education for the students of Bairnsdale and surrounding districts. The school’s motto is ‘Learning and Growing Together’. The staff at St. Mary’s School are dedicated and professional and have a focus on providing the best possible learning outcomes for students.

The school takes seriously its responsibility to support the wellbeing needs of its students through a well structured pastoral care program. Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the life of the school.

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The staff and students at St. Mary’s Primary School Bairnsdale acknowledge the Gunaikurnai people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the school is located. We pay respect to the Elders past and present. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.