St Vincent's Primary School
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
About St Vincent's Primary School
St Vincent’s Primary School is a co-educational, non-selective, Catholic, independent day primary school, serving students aged 4-12. Located in Aranda, Australian Capital Territory, the school has approximately 178 enrolled students.
St Vincent’s Primary School first opened in 1970 in the Jamison Community Centre and Library, Macquarie, before relocating to its present site in May of that year. Originally under the direction of a Dutch Order, the Sisters of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart took over management of the School in 1976. The first lay Principal was appointed in 1982, and the School has continued with an entirely lay staff. St Vincent’s Primary School services students from the St Vincent de Paul Parish that incorporates the suburbs of Aranda, Cook, Belconnen, Bruce, Emu Ridge, and Macquarie.
St Vincent’s Primary School has recently constructed a new library and IT Lab, as well as a break-out space, four new classrooms, and four new bathrooms.
St Vincent’s Primary School bases its curriculum on the Australian National Curriculum. Programmes are designed around the Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, History, Geography, Creative Arts, and PDHPE. Inquiry learning, decision making, and problem solving are important foci within the curriculum. Specialised Italian and Music classes are also offered. Co-curricular activities include swimming lessons and private music tuition.
St Vincent’s Primary School, as a member of the St Vincent de Paul Parish community, strives to impart and uphold Gospel values. Students are nurtured in their spiritual development as well as academically. Teachers model a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional development.