Our school

St. Mary's Primary is a Catholic school which aspires to provide a happy, safe and confident teaching and learning environment in which the needs of students and staff are met with support and understanding.

We aim to do this in a way that reflects the individual talents, gifts and experiences of each person. In this, we actively seek the support of parents and the wider community. We strive to work together in a collaborative manner.

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School is located in the small rural town of Yarram in South Gippsland. 

St. Mary’s school was established in 1918 by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.  The school was built on the site now occupied by the Presbytery.  In 1954 the school was moved to its present site and additional rooms were built.  Although plans for a new school were developed and the first stage completed by 1982, a fire in 1992 destroyed the original school buildings.  The rebuilding project and renovations were completed in 1996 with the official opening on March 24th, 1996.

our school

St. Mary’s Primary is a Catholic school which aspires to provide a happy, safe and confident teaching and learning environment in which the needs of students and staff are met with support and understanding.  We ensure that our work reflects ideals such as mutual respect, trust and honesty. We care for others, particularly those in need. We aim to do this in a way that reflects the individual talents, gifts and experiences of each person. In this, we actively seek the support of parents and the wider community. We strive to work together in a collaborative manner.

We believe that St. Mary’s is a faith community where we strive to be a true example of contemporary Christian living.  Gospel values are a basis for all that is done and Jesus is the focus of Prayer, Liturgies, and Religious Education and Sacramental programs. Information and Communication Technology is central to our teaching and learning. Our classrooms are modern and well resourced with Interactive Whiteboards and laptops in the senior and junior classrooms. We also have trained Literacy and Numeracy intervention teachers and teacher aides to assist children who require development in these areas. We offer Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for both senior and junior grades. 

At present St. Mary’s has an enrolment of 67 students and a staff of 12, consisting of the principal, classroom teachers, part-time staff, school support staff (classroom) and school support staff (administration). Specialist subjects offered at St. Mary’s include Physical Education and Indonesian. 

We are proud of our school and endeavour to share this pride with all who come into contact with us.

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