Principal's Message

Welcome to St Anne’s Catholic School website.

St  Anne’s is a Catholic parish primary school - part of the Catholic Systemic School System within the Archdiocese of Sydney. We are proud of our school and hope that the information on this site will help you learn more about us.

Our parish at Strathfield South has a rich heritage, reaching back to the early Australian Church. The land encompassing St Anne’s Square and its surrounding streets was granted to Father John Therry in 1837. The foundation stone for the original church was laid in 1941, and the building was financed by the sale of some of the land. The streets of this subdivision were named after saints and dignitaries of the church. This heritage listed building was completed in 1862. It was restored in 1996 and converted for use by the school. 

Our school and parish motto "Love Of God And People" calls us to live out the Gospel values of Jesus - to be active Christian citizens in our 21st century world. We endeavour to do this in an environment which supports, cares for and challenges each member of the community. The school enjoys the constant support of the parish community, and of our Parish Priest, Fr Ray Weaver. We are immensely grateful for this support and we consider ourselves in partnership with the parish of St Anne’s in the evangelising mission of the Church.

Our school vision – Embrace, Collaborate, Connect, Achieve – underpins our shared pedagogical principles, and our aims to address the needs of all students, based on our belief that every one of them can enjoy achievement and success. Our dedicated staff keeps abreast of developments in education, and this is reflected in an integrated, contemporary and engaging learning program, from Kindergarten to Year Six.

We acknowledge the tremendous engagement of our parents in all school endeavours. There are obvious benefits to this parent support, in the enhancement of class programs and in the provision of state if the art resources. Importantly, our students are immersed in a great sense of belonging to a community.

Mark McKeown