Vision Statement

St. Mary’s is a school where faith, culture and life are in dialogue and where learners are empowered to shape and enrich their world with meaning, purpose and hope derived from their encounter with life and the teachings of Jesus.

In this context, approaches to curriculum and teaching which are deeply rooted in faith, must empower students with the essential knowledge, skills and capacities for active citizenship and life long learning. With this in mind we endeavour to provide facilities and resources that compliment our mission.

We recognise the role of parents as the primary educators of their children and encourage parental involvement and support in all areas of our school.  We encourage open communication between staff, administration and parents.  The assistance of parents in the classroom and school activities is encouraged and valued.

Mr Kevin Billion
St Mary’s School


Vision Statement for Learning and Teaching

​Motto We value ​You will see
  • ​We Belong
  • ​Teamwork
  • Friendship
  • Supportive environment
  • Enjoyment
  • ​Positive partnerships with parents
  • Welcoming and safe environment
  • Supporting and encouraging the relationship between parish and school
  • Celebrate Catholic values
  • ​Grow
  • ​Learners experiencing success and celebrating success
  • Preparing for life
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • ​Opportunities for individual children to shine in their special skills, abilities and talents.
  • We recognise that the curriculum needs to be flexible to the learning of individual students.
  • School assemblies and awards - students are recognised so that they feel valued for who they are.
  • We strive for learning that is purposeful, meaningful, creative and fun.
  • Whole school behaviour policy that supports the uniqueness of each child.
  • Authentic learning experiences that are focussed and engaging.
  • Celebration learning of individual achievement.
  • We provide opportunities for feedback, praise and encouragement.
  • ​Serve in Christ
  • ​Gospel values
  • Tolerance
  • Acceptance of difference
  • Moral, ethical integrity
  • Spirituality
  • Justice
  • ​Making Jesus real.
  • Being a WEST person.
  • We follow teachings and examples of Jesus.
  • We treat others as we would like to be treated.
  • Authentic opportunities are created to practise and live our faith - sacred prayer spaces and weekly masses.
  • We promote dignity and justice of each person.
  • We draw on the examples of the Sisters of Mercy.



 Vision Statement for Community

​Motto ​We value ​You will see
  • ​We belong
  • ​Inclusiveness
  • Family
  • ​Collaboration/consultation.
  • Good communication.
  • Partnerships.
  • Outreach to the less fortunate.
  • An openness to difference.
  • Celebration of difference.
  • Recognition of intergenerational wealth.
  • Welcome.
  • A faithfulness to expectations of Catholic families.
  • ​Grow
  • ​Catholic Faith
  • ​Social action.
  • Gospel values.
  • Outreach.
  • Mission.
  • Mercy Charism.
  • Celebration.
  • Prayer.
  • Fruits of the Spirit visible in everyday life.
  • ​Serve in Christ
  • ​Respect
  • ​Accountability.
  • Caring.
  • History/tradition.
  • Trust.
  • Justice.
  • Empathy.
  • Good relationships.
  • People working and supporting each other.

 Vision Statement for Religious Mission

​Motto ​We value ​You will see
  • ​We belong
  • ​Celebration
  • Participation
  • Catholic tradition
  • Nurturing of faith formation
  • Worshipping community
  • Staff commitment to Mission
  • ​Student involvement in Mass.
  • Students understanding and participating in Catholic traditions.
  • Involvement in class prayer.
  • Knowledge being taught with academic rigour.
  • Making Jesus real - talked about and practised daily.
  • Support for and participation in social justice activities e.g. Minnie Vinnie's.
  • Involvement of human resources - priests, parishioners.
  • Students/staff living the Chrism's of Mary MacKillop and Catherine McAuley.
  • Parish involvement.
  • Communal and individual prayer.
  • Staff commitment to the Parish.
  • ​Grow
  • ​Faith formation.
  • Rich Religious Education curriculum.
  • Developing spirituality.
  • Parts and traditions of Eucharistic Celebration.
  • Sacraments of the Church.
  • Scripture – Old and New Testament.
  • Beliefs and Practices of other Christian traditions.
  • Beliefs and practices of the Jewish religion.
  • Saints and feast days of importance.
  • Cultural impacts on Catholic traditions and rituals.
  • Vibrant prayer life.
  • Expressions of the religious life of  the school.
  • Authentic participation in the religious life of the school.
  • Provision of a variety of prayer experiences and opportunities for children to select and lead prayer experiences.
  • ​Serve in Christ
  • ​Being challenged to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Mission.
  • ​School involvement in support of social justice teachings and activities.
  • Sharing.
  • MJR - talked about and practised daily.
  • Promotion of Catholic Christian values across the school community.


Vision Statement for School Management

​Motto We value ​You will see
  • ​We Belong
  • ​Approachability
  • Accountability
  • Being strategic
  • ​Welcoming community
  • Listening community
  • Happy faces
  • Informed decision-making
  • Goal setting and renewal
  • ​Grow
  • Collaboration
  • Contemporary learning
  • Fair and equitable processes
  • ​Planning
  • Processes
  • Good communication
  • Use of ICLT
  • Innovation
  • Compassion
  • ​Serve in Christ
  • ​Ethical integrity
  • Christian values
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Sustainable environmental processes
  • Openness and honesty
  • Spirituality
  • Respect
  • Good financial management
  • Master plan
  • Maintenance plan