St Mary's Primary School was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1903 and this rich Mercy history is still embedded in our actions today.
Catholic Education first began in Crookwell with lay teachers in 1892.
In 1903 the Sisters of Mercy arrived and the first St. Mary’s School was established. The Catholic Convent, which adjoins the Church through the side Chapel, housed the first schoolroom.
In 1912 the school moved into a new Parish hall on land across the road. This remains our current school site.
Over the years the school continued to grow and by 1948 St. Mary’s Memorial School was opened.
The school remained in the care of the Sisters of Mercy until 1993.
Today St Mary’s Primary School is a Catholic Systemic school that follows the guidelines and policies set down by the Catholic Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and the NSW Board of Studies. Our school currently caters for 125 students from Kinder to Year 6. There are between 13 - 25 children in each class.
The Mercy values of Excellence, Care for Others, Justice, Respect and Service underpin all we strive to achieve.
From the Principal...
At St Mary’s we endeavour to work in partnership with our families, ‘Together As One’, and we recognise that parents are the first and prime educators of their children. It is certainly our privilege to work with you and to share with you the responsibilities of educating your child in preparation for the future.
At St Mary’s we have created a happy, safe and nurturing climate for the children in our care. This care permeates every aspect of our school life; it is based on Christian values and affirms the dignity and worth of each member of our school community. By coming together as a caring community we can nurture in our children a faith-filled relationship inspired by Christ.
Teaching and learning is the core business of St Mary’s. In addition to our Religious Education and values program, there is a strong emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Personal Development, Health and the Arts. Through our rich programs we endeavour to assist the children develop skills for an enriching life.
We have a strong team of Classroom Support Assistants, led by our Classroom Support Teacher, to respond to the individual needs of the children in our care. We are passionate about providing a dynamic and engaging curriculum for our students, which promotes best teaching practice and educational pedagogy. Above all, the staff of St Mary’s excels in relating to the children in their care and in their ability to strive for excellence in teaching and learning.
Should you require any further information, or wish to organise a tour of St. Mary's Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact me.