Principal's Message

St Mary’s is the local Catholic Parish school for the Williamstown precinct.

Our school has a great legacy in the provision of Catholic education for the children of our local families since 1842 making us the oldest continuously operating school in Victoria.

We are indebted to the many generations of people of St Mary’s Parish who have contributed to create such a rich history. As the current custodians of St Mary’s, our community aspires to ensure a strong foundation for our students in faith, academically and socially.

We value being a key part of the wider Parish community. Our school is very much a part of this vibrant parish. We share social justice projects with the parish St Vincent de Paul Society and Way of the West group along with organisations such as the MacKillop Foundation, Joseph’s Corner and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

We began this year with around 300 students spread across classrooms with a mixture of straight and multi-age classes from Prep to Grade 6. There are specialist teachers covering Physical Education, Dance, STEM, Visual Arts and Italian from Prep to Grade 6. 

Anthony Hockey


2021 -ongoing  Western Region Catholic Primary Principal Network Executive.

2018 Vice President Australian Catholic Primary Principal Association (ACPPA)

2018 Board Member Australian Primary Principal Assocation (APPA)

2016-2018 Australian Catholic Principal Represenative Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (Acara) Parents and Principals Peak National Body  

2014- 2018 National Advisory Council Australian Primary Principals Association

2020 Short listed Menzies Leadership Foundation Fellowship

Anthony Hockey