A Message from the Principal


St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School was founded in 1913 and after more  than a century continues to offer the local community a comprehensive curriculum that supports and empowers its students to become independent, socially aware, lifelong learners.

 

At St Margaret Mary’s the well-being of our students is paramount. For students to be able to learn they need to be happy. We aim to develop individuals who are resilient, reflective, self-managed, curious, collaborative and creative within  a warm environment where everyone feels that they belong.

 

To that end, the development of relationships between students and their teachers  and students with each other is fundamental to our work. We want to develop self-worth and confidence, both requirements for actively engaged learners.

 

We provide our students with opportunities to be immersed in new content  across the curriculum and stimulate a lively curiosity about the world around them. We challenge our students through the Catholic social teachings that look to question 
the status of the global community and give our students opportunities to support others who are locally and globally less fortunate.

 

We prepare our students for the challenges of everyday living by developing their skills in Numeracy and Literacy, supporting them to problem solve and to think critically and creatively.
 
Our specialist programs support holistic education through the Arts – Performing Arts  and Visual Arts, Physical Education, Italian language and development of skills in digital technology. Engagement is high in our school garden and sustainability club, the choir and chess club.

 

All this is underpinned by a family community of faith as we strive to support students in their spiritual understanding through prayer, Catholic traditions and stories.

 

Welcome to our school community – ‘a small school with a big heart’.

Ring to make an appointment to see our vision in action and experience the buzz that engaged learning activates. Our families love our school. I think you will too.

 

Contact me anytime for a personal tour.

 

Kind regards,

Fiona Dearn
Principal

 

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