St Mark’s is a Catholic co-educational systemic school, in the Inner West Region located in Drummoyne. The majority of our students come from the Canada Bay Council area.
St Mark’s is an integral part of St Mark’s Parish and the school works closely with the Parish Priest and the Parish team. St Mark’s is a welcoming community working together with families to develop the faith of our children and providing them guidance. Our vision for learning “Discover Achieve Become” inspires students to be self-motivated and independent so that they can achieve their full potential.
The parents are highly involved and committed to supporting school initiatives. Parents help in the classrooms in different Key Learning Areas, accompany classes on excursions, attend class and school masses and organise significant events including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day. Class parents provide support for families and opportunities for social events to build on the community spirit.
The school caters for students in Years K-6 and has a current enrolment of approximately three hundred and forty students. The enrolment trends show a steady, constant growth. Students attending St Mark's come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities with fifty-five per cent of students coming from non-English speaking backgrounds.
The school employs thirty-six staff comprising twenty-eight teachers and eight non-teaching staff, the latter being employed in a variety of capacities including learning support officers and school support officers.
St Mark’s School offers specialist programs that support and enhance learning. Programs offered include: Special Education, Reading Recovery, online language programs where there is a choice of languages and a Gifted and Talented Enrichment Program. We have specialist teachers for Physical Education, Music and Visual Arts. There are opportunities for students in Years 3-6 to be part of the St Mark’s Training Band. Lessons are usually before school and at the end of the day on the school premises. The school also participates in challenge days with local secondary schools and debating with our cluster schools.
Martial Arts, Modern and Irish dancing, music lessons and netball training are some of a range of extra-curricular opportunities provided after school hours. While these external providers use the school hall and site, they are not organised by the school.