St Carthage’s Primary School LISMORE

New South Wales, Australia

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

About St Carthage’s Primary School LISMORE

St Carthage’s Primary School is a Catholic primary school, located in Lismore in New South Wales, catering to students from kindergarten to Year 6.  Established in 1886 with an enrolment of 70 students by the Presentation Sisters, the school is now one of the largest primary schools in the Lismore Diocese. The Marist Brothers were also involved with the school from 1911 to 1996. 


Janelle Heffernan


St Carthage’s has 24 recently refurbished classrooms equipped with computers and a majority with air conditioning. The library is modern and thoroughly resourced with networked PCs. The school also has a special ed unit, a new school hall, music tuition and a bank of musical instruments, and spacious grounds with ovals, playground equipment and a new sand pit.


The curriculum at St Carthage’s provides comprehensive learning programs based on the Board of Studies and Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) syllabuses for primary education. The Key Learning Areas taught are mathematics, English, science and technology. Other subject areas include HSIE, creative arts and personal development, health and PE.

School ethos

St Carthage’s has a keen focus on Catholic values and creating a strong faith community within those values. The school places a strong emphasis on developing every individual student and provides opportunities and thorough support in academic, cultural and sporting achievements. The connection with the St Carthage’s Cathedral Parish fosters the community spirit between students, staff and parents.


Address: (Yrs K-6) Campus, 2 Dawson Street, Lismore, New South Wales, 2480, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6621 5529