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.
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.
“Never see a need without doing something about it.”
Australian Democratic Values
Care and Compassion Doing Your Best Fair Go Freedom
Honesty and Trustworthiness Integrity Respect Responsibility
Understanding Tolerance and Inclusion
Reports & Plans
All school policies must be read in the context of St Scholastica’s Child-Safe Policy
Miss Jennifer Rohan
Mrs Kasey Easdown, Innovation and Learning & Teaching Leader
Well being & Student Diversity Leader
Miss Brooke Cincotta
Mrs Marissa Kilbride
Mrs Carolyn Day
LOTE – Italian
Mrs Silvana Dimattina
Learning Support Officers
Mrs Nicole Loft, Jill Cosgriff, Ms Vanessa Musarra, Mrs Kim Neate & Mrs Katherine Presley
Mrs Tamara Priorello
Mrs Carolyn Day
Mrs Donna Allen,
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
Frank Donlan was the first lay principal at St Scholastica’s Primary School.
Mary MacKillop is Australia’s first saint.
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.
Fr George Maltby was first parish priest at St Scholastica’s Primary School, overseeing many buildings and practices still enjoyed today.