General Information - Parent Information

We extend a warm welcome to you and your child to St Anthony’s Primary School. We are delighted to be a part of your child’s education and we trust that our association will be mutually supportive and fruitful. Our Vision and Mission statements on the following pages, have been developed by the staff, parents and students of our school. They clearly outline what, as a school, we want to achieve and how we intend to do it. Please take the time to read them carefully to gain an understanding of our ethos.

We realise that the change in environment for your child can be a huge experience. We will make every effort to ensure that the transition will be as smooth and pleasant as possible. Your child will need all our care and attention and we look forward to working closely with you during this time.

Through newsletters and curriculum evenings we will keep you informed of current initiatives happening in the school. We have also included some material that you may find helpful if your child is the first in your family to begin school. We invite you to assist the parent bodies and the teaching staff to provide the best facilities for your child’s education.

We hope that our school will be recognised for its commitment to Catholic Education - not only through our Religious Education Program but also through our commitment to families and each other.

We focus on the total development of the child. In doing this we hope to provide a context for each child’s natural creativity to emerge.

We value openness and encourage quality relationships between children, teachers and parents. We attempt to establish and maintain structures that encourage, invite and facilitate involvement.

Our aim is to provide the children with the skills to become life-long learners. Hence our curriculum is designed in such a way that students develop an openness to truth, a tolerance of different views and an ability to judge critically and become independent thinkers who accept the responsibility for their own learning.

We hope that St Anthony’s will be characterised by a sense of compassion, openness and generosity. We hope our students will go into the world believing that with God’s help they can make a difference, that they leave us free from fear and feeling confident and secure within themselves. Please feel at home in our school. We look forward to our new beginnings.