St Mary's Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Mary's Primary School
St Mary’s School is a small rural, Catholic, co-educational K-6 primary school located in the township of Batlow at the foot of the Snowy Mountains, south of Sydney, New South Wales. The school was founded in 1923 by the Josephite Sisters and is part of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The school has a current enrolment of 54 students and is heavily involved in local community events. Teachers committed to providing Christian values and excellence in education are seen as valuable school assets.
Mrs Chris Baron
St Mary’s Primary School is a well-resourced kindergarten to year 6 educational facility. All classrooms are well-equipped and feature quality technology resources. The school playgrounds are neatly maintained, spacious and feature numerous shade covered play areas and open grassy playground space. A small, well-resourced library is also a valued school asset.
In addition to a comprehensive Religious Education Program based upon the Archdiocese Guidelines, ‘Treasures New and Old’, being linked to curriculum delivery in the key learning areas, the school provides a comprehensive balanced academic curriculum, drawn from the NSW Board of Studies Curriculum Syllabuses. There is a particularly strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy and all student learning takes place within small sized classes that provide a warm, caring, and nurturing atmosphere, within which students optimise their chances to attain their full potential.
St Mary’ Primary School aims to develop the whole child academically, socially, spiritually, morally and physically in an atmosphere where each student is welcomed and treated with dignity and respect.