Learning and Growing Together.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Bairnsdale is a primary co-educational school community which provides a comprehensive, well-rounded education for all students from their earliest years in Foundation to the completion of their primary schooling in Year Six.
Located in the East Gippsland town of Bairnsdale, close to pristine beaches, inland lakes and the snowfields in the Alpine areas. It is the main Catholic primary feeder school to Nagle Secondary College, Bairnsdale and has a student population of 480 students and 51 staff.
At St Mary’s we aim to build in our students a foundation of faith, values, knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning. We place a strong emphasis on engaging students in a faith-based education where high standards are maximised in all areas of the curriculum, particularly in English and Mathematics. We provide an environment which encourages all children to be confident and excited about learning. We believe the child is at the centre of all learning and we recognise that students are individuals – each with their own distinctive learning needs and styles. We encourage students to collaborate, actively listen, engage, inquire, question and create and to live, through their words and actions, our St Mary’s school values – respect, resilience and safety.
At St Mary’s we welcome parents into our learning community and value their significant contribution to the education of their children. We promote open and honest communication and provide development opportunities for parents to enhance their role as the prime educators of children.
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.