Our School

School Profile

St Scholastica’s Catholic Primary School has a strong connection with Our Mother Mary. Our motto is ‘To Jesus through Mary’ and though the Marist Sisters no longer teach at St Scholastica’s, their legacy remains strong. St Scholastica’s, in building a vital sense of community, upholds beliefs about the worth and dignity of each person, the school is therefore centred around the gospel values. Considerable focus has been placed on policies and practices to ensure that the spirit and vision of the Christian story should permeate throughout the whole of the curriculum.

Our vision and mission are linked to our learning and teaching philosophy  where we attempt to offer a holistic education with an emphasis on outcomes where all students succeed but at different times according to varying levels of readiness, and where a caring culture provides the children with a safe and secure environment in which to learn.

St Scholastica’s is a caring and friendly community. It has an enrolment of 140 students,  and nearly 20 countries represented in our school population.  We have small classes which enables us to teach to the needs of the individual child. Our dedicated staff foster our students’ spiritual, academic ,social and emotional growth.   All classes have Learning Support staff to further support our students.  We are situated on the corner of Burwood Highway and Starling Street.  Our modern community centre is located on our school grounds with easy access for school and community functions.

School Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

At St Scholastica’s school, in partnership with parents and parish community, we nurture children in a positive and supportive environment, where, with Christ at the centre of our Catholic beliefs and traditions, children learn life long values. We respect the dignity of each member of our school community by celebrating individual differences, talents and abilities. We strive to produce confident, independent learners who will respond and contribute positively in a complex and ever-changing world.

Mission Statement

Our Mission at St.Scholastica’s School is to educate the children to follow the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, and centred in the Doctrine and Tradition of the Catholic faith. We aim to nurture this faith development in an environment of loving care and acceptance. We strive to provide a relevant and challenging curriculum through which we will promote a love of and desire for learning, and develop academic potential foster independent learning. In this positive atmosphere the child is encouraged to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and aesthetically.

Staffing

Principal

Miss Jennifer  Rohan

Deputy  Principals

Mrs Noelene Clarke, Wellbeing & Student Diversity Leader

Mrs Kasey Easdown, Innovation and Learning & Teaching Leader

Specialists

Performing Arts

Miss Brooke Cincotta

Visual Arts

Mrs Marissa Kilbride

Physical Education

Mrs Carolyn Day

LOTE – Italian

Mrs Silvana Dimattina

Learning Support Officers

Mrs Fran Manton, Ms Sarah McDonald & Mrs Katherine Presley

Literacy Plus

Mrs Jenni Gardiner

Administration

Mrs Marie Zamagni, Mrs Donna Allen

Classroom Teachers

Prep – Mrs Tamara Prioriello

Year 1/2 – Miss Georgia Halloran

Year 1/2 – Miss Brooke Cincotta / Mrs Nerina Marotta

Year 3/4 – Mr Steven McNamara

Year 3/4 – Mrs Jennifer Teoh / Mrs Carolyn Day

Year 5/6 – Mrs Micki Smith

Year 5/6 – Mrs Clare Davis / Mrs Noelene Clarke

House Groups

Donlan House

(Red)

Frank Donlan was the first lay principal at St Scholastica’s Primary School.

MacKillop House

(Blue)

Mary MacKillop is Australia’s first saint.

Phillips House

(Gold)

Patricia Phillips was a long serving principal who made a profound impact on curriculum development and the education of the students here at St Scholastica’s Primary School.

Maltby House

(Green)

Fr George Maltby was first parish priest at St Scholastica’s Primary School, overseeing many buildings and practices still enjoyed today.