Our School - About Us

St. Mary’s School is a Catholic Primary School in Bairnsdale. We have approximately 360 children with fifteen classes. We currently have three prep classes and two classes in each of the other levels. We offer an extensive and challenging curriculum with specialist classes held in Creative Arts, Physical Education and Japanese. These specialist classes are showcased by our bi-annual Art Show and School Concert, representation at zone, district and state sporting events and our close relationship with our sister school in Shizuoka, Japan.

Our grounds include hard court areas, two adventure playgrounds, three sandpits and large open spaces for active play. Our indoor gymnasium boasts a full size basketball court with tiered seating, climbing wall and a performing arts stage.

Members of the St. Mary’s School Community experience positive relationships and contribute to an environment that learns and grows together. Our school uses co-operative and restorative approaches to resolving conflict. We provide a stimulating educational environment which develops independent and resilient learners. The experience of our community is centred on the person and teaching of Jesus where each member can find meaning and value in their life.

We value the learning of each child and provide extra support in a wide range of areas including literacy and numeracy intervention and extension.