Enrolment Applications

Applications for enrolment at St Declan's are welcome at any time. Please contact the school office between 8.15am and 3.45pm if you would like more information.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Friends,

I warmly welcome you to the St Declan's Catholic Primary School’s website. St Declan's is a two-stream, Kindergarten to Year 6 school, located in Penshurst, in the St George area of the Eastern Region of the Sydney Archdiocese. The school has been offering a quality Catholic education to the children in the area since 1907. Since its inception the school has served the educational needs of the children of St Declan’s Parish and assisted parents and carers in the education of their children in the Catholic Faith.

Our school motto, "Never see a need without trying to do something about it", challenges us to live out the Gospel message in the same way that Mary MacKillop did, through service and love of others. We strive to be Christians of the 21st century! Today St Declan’s is a well equipped, technology-vibrant primary school with an enrolment of approximately 435 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our dual moral purpose is: Teaching and Learning and handing on the Catholic faith in partnership with parents and our Parish. Our Vision for Learning is: "Engage - Create - Collaborate".

At St Declan's we value the development of the whole child. This philosophy is reflected in a rich curriculum, with learning programs that interest and challenge each student, developed by a professional and enthusiastic staff. We place strong emphasis on skill development in the key areas of literacy and numeracy and Religious Education. Technology is an important integrated learning tool in all classes. Teachers at St Declan’s are highly competent, skilled educators and together with the Support Staff, they carry out their duties in partnership with Parents, the Parish and the wider Community.

At St Declan's we aspire to develop a love of life-long learning within our students. We look forward to the future with hope and trust in God.

Mr Peter Cranney

Information about School Zones
A reminder to all our parents that school zones remain in place for the safety of our children and families. School zones operate on all gazetted school days,​ which are all days the school is open,​ even pupil free days.

 Parent Access to COMPASS
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