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 and many different faiths.  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

Vision Statement

At St. Scholastica’s we work in partnership with families and the community as we follow the teachings of Jesus. 

The dignity of each person is respected and the diversity of our community is embraced. Confident learners are developed who will question, challenge, respond and contribute positively to the world. 

Each child’s spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth is enriched. 

We believe every student will experience success.

 

St. Scholastica’s

“Never see a need without doing something about it.” 

Mary Mackillop

                                                                     Australian Democratic Values

 

Care and Compassion                                   Doing Your Best                                Fair Go                              Freedom

 

Honesty and Trustworthiness                          Integrity                                         Respect                             Responsibility

 

Understanding                                            Tolerance and Inclusion

Staffing

Principal

Miss Jennifer  Rohan

Deputy  Principal

Mrs Kasey Easdown, Innovation and Learning & Teaching Leader

Well being & Student Diversity Leader

Miss Christine Reed 

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, Mrs Kim Neate, Chrisitna Arsov & Mrs Katherine Presley

Literacy Plus

Mrs Jenni Gardiner

Maths Plus

Mrs Carolyn Day

Administration

Mrs Donna Allen, Ms Christina Arsov

Classroom Teachers

Prep – Miss Brooke Cincotta/ Mrs Carolyn Day

Year 1/2 – Miss Georgia Halloran

Year 1/2 –  Miss Jade Boyhan

Year 3/4 – Miss Megan Quinn

Year 3/4 – Miss Georgia Amerena

Year 5/6 – Mrs Micki Smith

Year 5/6 – Mr Steven McNamara

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.