Principal's Message

Welcome Parents and Carers to St Mary’s.

A very warm welcome to the St Mary’s Primary School family. It is our hope that your association with our school and parish community is a long and happy one in the years to come.

By enrolling your child at St Mary’s, you have entered into an educational partnership with your child that involves your family, our staff and the wider parish community.

Our purpose, as a Catholic Primary School in the Rydalmere community, is to provide a learning environment where all members feel welcomed, cared for and supported. In this way, we will communicate the message of God’s love for all people through our actions and example. We draw our values from the teachings of Jesus Christ as lived through our Catholic tradition and as such stress the following:

  • Love and forgiveness as a foundation for effective learning, quality relationships and personal growth
  • Honest open communication leading to justice in everyday interactions
  • The uniqueness of each person, acceptance of each other and celebration of differences
  • A learning environment which nurtures independent, discerning and critical thinkers.

Our School Motto is CARE – Care Always, Respect Everyone. This motto is upheld by staff, parents and students. It forms the basis for all of our daily interactions. In selecting St Mary’s School for your child, you have chosen a Catholic education that will support and uphold your family’s Catholic values. Your commitment to your child’s education and faith development is vital in supporting the learning partnership between school, parish and home.

This is an exciting and significant point in your child’s life and the beginning of your relationship with our school. We hope this relationship will deepen and grow along with your child’s religious, academic and social development. On behalf of the staff, Fr Peter and the entire school community, we welcome you to St Mary’s. It is our dream that your association with our school community be full of happy memories and wonderful experiences that support your wishes and child’s educational life.

With every best wish,

Richard Blissenden