Why St Mary’s?
So many reasons, not enough time! But here are a few reasons in just under two minutes.
Important Message for Prospective Families (COVID-19)
We know that choosing a school for your child is an important decision and one that needs to be made this year.
I would encourage you to take a good look through our website and the Learning from Home portal we are currently using (link above).
We also highly recommend you still heading over to the “Book a Tour” page on our website, and filling out the Book a Tour online form – which we will take as an expression of interest that you would like to learn more about our school.
As you are aware, the situation we are in is changing all of the time – so leaving your details on the “Book a Tour” page will give us the opportunity to reach out to you and advise you of how we are currently managing school tours.
On behalf of the entire community here – we hope you and your family are safe and well and we are all very hopeful that before too long this situation has passed and we can recommence doing what we do best – which is providing quality education for students in our area.
Please take care and look after each other.
Welcome To St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Hastings
Welcome to our website. We hope that you find your browsing experience to be both informative and engaging. Our aim is to provide visitors with a reliable insight into what we at St. Mary’s, value and believe about contemporary education and nurturing children through their primary school years.
In a nutshell, we hope that you will see that we believe all children are entitled to a world class education that prepares them for a world yet to be imagined. With access to the latest educational research and armed with the most powerful learning tools ever invented, our dedicated teachers passionately and lovingly cultivate a learning environment that feeds and grows the hearts, minds and souls of every student in our care.
Gabrielle Espenschied | Principal
(Note: We are currently updating the videos and online tour to feature me, our new school principal. If you register for the online tour now, you will see our previous principal, Jason Micaleff in some of the videos. The great news is, our message hasn’t changed – St Mary’s is a great school and thriving community that works to develop every student to develop a lifelong love of learning and develop to their full potential)
Have a Taste of Our Online Tour
The St Mary’s Difference
A strong curriculum and variety of subjects help form the foundation of a quality education. We are extremely proud of the rich and diverse curriculum on offer.
We are widely regarded as one of the leading schools in the region for literacy…. learn more
School pride, game sense, active bodies, ISS is a highlight for our senior school … learn more
A community resource by St Mary’s Hastings
We take education seriously.
So seriously in fact that we want to extend education beyond the classroom and have it filter into the community.
One of the foundations of strong communities with healthy people (both mind and body) is access to education.
This free and growing resource is our way of sharing positive and inspiring messages that we feel will have a direct and positive impact on our community.
Something in here for all ages
A global “Peace Giant”, Thich Nhat Hanh has revolutionised our way of seeing the world through his prayers, philosophy, activism and teachings.
Peace is a word that is symbolised and immortalised in the hearts and the minds of everyone in the world as a dove, charity, the olive branch, Buddha in Samadhi and hands being held. Peace in every language has the power to transform hearts and minds everywhere.