Mary Help of Christians Primary School SAWTELL

New South Wales, Australia

Location: New South Wales, Australia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed

About Mary Help of Christians Primary School SAWTELL

Mary Help of Christians Primary School is located in the mid–northern New South Wales coastal town of Sawtell and is an integral part of the faith community of the Sawtell Catholic Parish within the Lismore Diocese School System.

The school was formed in 1980 and is an educational facility that not only promotes academic excellence, but is also provides a personalised and flexible learning environment for its students. As a co-educational, K-6 Catholic Primary School, Mary Help Of Christians strongly supports the members of the parish community in providing a faith formation for the 368 students currently enrolled in the school.


Liz Watts


The learning environment at this school is highlighted by well-resourced, flexible spaces with a priority being to focus on the development of digital citizenship for all students, utilising the school’s excellent bank of technology resources.

An outstanding array of playground facilities are available for the students, including expansive, well-maintained grassy playing fields, several well constructed climbing play equipment set ups, numerous sporting courts, a large sandpit play area and several shade covered passive play zones. A modern school hall is also a prominent school feature.


Mary Help of Christians Primary School provides a comprehensive educational program based on and taught in accordance with the Board Of Studies and Educational Student’s Syllabuses for NSW Education. An extensive range of support programs is a major contributor to student assistance in respect to the curriculum. Whilst the staff are committed to striving to achieve excellence in respect to student academic learning outcomes, an equal priority is the importance placed in preparing the students to succeed as citizens in our fast changing world.

School ethos

Mary Help of Christian’s School aims to uphold Christ’s values and promotes and celebrates the mission of the Catholic Church, through the passion of a personalised and flexible learning environment where collaboration, sharing and reaching for one’s full potential is paramount. It seeks to provide a learning environment that promotes a sense of belonging for all students regardless of their culture and background.


Address: Eungella Street, Toormina, New South Wales, NSW 2452, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6653 3122