St Mary's Primary


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Caring for the whole child

Religious Education                                            "I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly" Jn 10:10

The Source of Life Religious Education Curriculum is structured around seven organising strands in the primary school and eight organizing strands in the secondary school. These run through the six levels of schooling across Years P-12. In June 2005 Bishop Joseph Grech promulgated the Religious Education Curriculum.


Preparation for the Sacraments is parish-based.  Children prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation late in Grade 3 and the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist are in Grade 4.  Parents lead their children through the Diocesan Steps In Faith Sacramental Preparation booklets and receive the sacrament as a Parish group. 

Aboriginal Perspectives:                                                                                                                                                                

We acknowledge the Taungaurang people as the original and ongoing custodians of this land. We commit ourselves to actively work alongside Aboriginal people for reconciliation and justice.                                                                                          

Social Justice:                                                                                                                                                                                  

At St Mary’s we are committed to educating our students in social justice issues.  All students are active in fundraising for St Viincent de Paul, Caritas and Catholic Missions. Our grade 6 students are part of Mini Vinnies.

"Aspire not to have more but to be more." 
- Archbishop Oscar Romero             

Kinship with the Earth:                                                                                                                                                             

Kinship with the Earth is a curriculum framework that supports schools of the Sandhurst diocese to engage in sustainability practice grounded in a scriptural understanding of Stewardship. Kinship with the Earth is aligned to the National Environmental Education Statement through ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic.                                              

Victoria Curriculum 

  • The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.
  • Curriculum will be planned around the eight Learning areas: English, Mathematics, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, The Humanities, Science and Technologies. This will also include the four Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural and Personal and Social.
  • Teachers will determine the Scope and Sequence for each Learning Area and Capability on Planning day each year to align with school and community events.
  • Teachers review the Scope and Sequence for each Learn Area and Capability at the end of each term, to ensure that the Victorian Curriculum is covered.
  • Students are assessed against relevant Victorian Curriculum with subsequent learning experiences reflecting each student’s needs