For Parents

At St Mary’s we:

  • know each student
  • personalise Learning
  • create a quality learning environment
  • maintain high expectations
  • use assessment to inform teaching and learning
  • contextualise learning
  • construct substantive communication opportunities
  • enhance capacity to learn
  • promote intellectual quality.


An assembly is held each week and awards are presented. Individual student’s achievements both in and out of school are acknowledged and recognised and posted in the School Newsletter. Each week the school recognises the five Mercy Values (Mercy, Justice, Service, Excellence and Compassion) and an award is given.

Catherine McAuley Award

This is awarded yearly to a student from each class for consistently displaying Mercy values in their dealings with others. This award is given out at the Mercy Mass in Term 2.

Leadership Team:

Principal: Mr Frank Wassef
Assistant Principal: Ms Emma O'Driscoll
Acting Religious Education Co-ordinator: Ms Annemieke Roper
Acting Curriculum Co-ordinator : Mrs Karen Baker
Acting Curriculum Coordinator: Ms Nicole Farrugia

School Staff

Library and eLearning: Mrs Karen Baker

Class Teachers

Kindergarten: Mrs Cecilia Chatelier
Year 1: Ms Elizabeth Meehan McCarthy
Year 2: Ms Nova Rudko
Year 3: Ms Emma O'Driscoll/Mrs Kim Barnfield
Year 4: Ms Nicole Farrugia
Year 5: Ms Annemieke Roper/Ms Teresa Davids
Year 6: Ms Fenna Yanto
Special Education: Mrs Shane Stinson
Reading Recovery: Mrs Shane Stinson
Choir and Music: Jessica Newey
Italian: Mr Anna Severino
Drama: Mrs Teresa Davids
Learning Support: Mrs Rita Rodriguez, Mrs Debbie Zeitler, Mrs Frances O'Brien, Mrs Basma Greiss
Family Educator: Mr Paul Taouk
Office Staff: Mrs Maria Yanto, Mrs Rita Rodriguez
Canteen: Mrs Michelle Pearce.


Each Wednesday students attend an assembly which is held in the school playground. Each assembly begins with prayer and the National Anthem is sung.

National Anthem

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page let every stage 
Advance Australia Fair
In joyful strains then let us sing 
Advance Australia Fair

Beneath our radiant southern cross,
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share; 
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.

Weekly class and Mercy awards are given out at the assembly and weekly notices are announced.

After-School and Vacation Care

An after-school and vacation care program operates in each school term. Bookings are made directly through the SMOOSH office (St Mary's Our Of School Hours Care Inc).

School Uniform

All school clothing items are purchased from PSW (Primary School Wear) at Kingsford. A second hand clothing store operates from the school. Please see the secretary in the School Office.

School Canteen

Our canteen features delicious foods which are cooked on site every day and enjoyed by all. Miss Michelle is an industry, trained chef and she keeps a healthy canteen for all students K-6. Orders can be placed in the class lunch Tub, or in person before school each morning.