Welcome to St Mary's Moruya!
We the community of St Mary's Primary School welcome you to the tranquil and scenic South Coast of New South Wales. Moruya is a country town approximately two hours from Canberra, surrounded by rich farmland and a mountain range backdrop, with easy access to beaches and National Parks. Moruya is the traditional home of the Brindga-Yuin people from the southern side of the Moruya River and the Walbanger-Yuin from the northern side of the Moruya River.
St Mary's is a co-educational primary school catering for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school has provided an exceptional educational experience for the past 160 years, that develops the academic, creative, social and spiritual dimension of each student. St Mary's school has deep roots embedded in the history and past visions of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, thus encompassing, "In all things may God be glorified".
With a dedicated staff, insightful and visionary Community Council and supportive Parish led by Fr Emil Milat, St Mary's continues to enrich the lives of the students and families who grace its doors.
St Mary's is part of the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn and is under the direction of a Catholic Education Office committed to a culture of high performance in all that we do, where every child counts. Our Archdiocese is led by Mrs Moira Najdecki and Archbishop Christopher Prowse.
We are a proud school and the St Mary's staff and parents work closely together to promote the spirit, culture and traditions we as a community of believers hold dear. These are vital to the formation of our students as we educate them for an ever-changing world. St Mary's is a dynamic learning environment, where the essence of our school is seen in the academic and extra curricula achievements of all students regardless of age or ability. We set high expectations and pride ourselves in providing a learning environment where every child can feel happy and safe.
Our vision for each student is that they will be able to achieve and celebrate their personal best through a friendship with Jesus. We do this by welcoming diversity in a caring and supportive way, developing spirituality through a rich prayer and liturgical life, promoting collaborative learning and problem solving and risk taking in an environment where the rights of all are respected and valued. We also foster a commitment to social justice and the environment.
St Mary's is a special place that brings together faith, community, friends and learning. We strive to develop skills and knowledge that will assist students to become motivated, thoughtful citizens, promoting achievement, well being and engagement.
Students are encouraged to remember the important life lessons of tolerance, respect and friendship and are urged to keep the spirit of St Mary's alive in their hearts as they undertake the South Coast Pathways to secondary school at Carroll College, Broulee, catering for students from Years 7 -12.
This website is an overview of some of the wonderful features of St Mary's. If you would like to make an enrolment enquiry please do not hesitate to make contact through the school and organise an opportunity to view our facilities. I look forward to personally welcoming you and your family to our vibrant learning community.
Wishing God's blessing for you.
What parents say ...
"I find that whenever I enter St Mary's to collect my son the staff are always friendly and go out of their way to say hello to me. I am appreciative of this and feel my child is in a safe, happy and positive environment". (Dana Lotze)
"The staff work so well with each other, the children and families to create a caring and very friendly community. Every staff member knows my child's name!" (Jenny Hogg)
Term 4 Dates for 2014
Our Skoolbag App
Staff Development Day Tuesday 7 October
Students Return Wednesday 8 October
Last Day of school year Wednesday 17 December