School Overview


St Mary's Primary Parish School, Williamstown, is the oldest continuously operating school in Victoria.

St Mary's Parish Primary School is a great community and we welcome all.  Our families are highly valued and we have real partnership between home and school. Our School Board is very strong and our Parents and Friends committee does much for our community.  We know that what happens at home is more important then what happens at school, so it is important for us to work with our families for the success of our students.

Our Primary School Curriculum

St Mary's follows the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) and selected subjects of the Australian Curriculum. Although Curriculum documents are important, it is more important that we know your child, as no two children are the same. "Teach the child, not the curriculum," is a common saying in our school

Religion Education

Our school invites and supports students to discover God's presence in their daily lives. Within a Gospel centred environment students are challenged and supported to understand themselves and the world in which they live through a world view founded in Scripture and in the tradition of the Catholic community; its stories, its worship , its experiences and its teachings.

Religious education is at the centre of the Catholic school curriculum and is reflected in a visible Catholic symbolic culture and active sacremental and liturgical practice. Religious education explores students' life experiences in the context of Church teachings and tradition. Participation in religious education is compulsory for all students in our school.


Many new families ask what is happeniung with STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)  All schools are doing lots of work in this area.  We have  STEM leader who helps staff and students improve their knowledge in this area. Our students are learning about CODING and Robotics so they can use these skills in their everyday learnings.

Languages - Italian

The study of languages is an integral component of a broad and balanced education for all students. At a time of rapid globalisation, learning a language is more important than ever. In learning a language, students develop communication skills and knowledge and awareness of other cultures. They come to understand the social, historical and family relationships, and the culture of the people.

Physical Education and Sport

Our school promotes the development of a healthy lifestyle by providing a well organised and active environment in which students can participate in a wide range of sports and physical activity. As well as developing a high level of skills competency, participation in sport and physical education develops a sense of fair play, self confidence and an ability to work with others as part of a team.

Physical education is timetabled for all students from Prep onwards. Opportunities are provided for students to participate in a large range of sports at school, district, zone, state and national levels.


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