Vision Statement

Our Catholic school invites families to journey together with their faith, based on the Catholic story and traditions.

We develop deep understanding of self and others through engaging with the local and global world.

We provide an environment that is safe and secure, values each person and promotes excellence in learning for the 21st century.

As a learning community, opportunities are presented for all to experience success and to be resilient in diversity.

School Philosophy

At St. Anthony’s Primary School we aim to develop attitudes and skills which will equip the children to participate fully in the world of the 21st century. We believe that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning. The school caters for individual differences and believes that children should proceed at individual rates and be successful in what they do.
The curriculum is developed so that the children are taught to their point of need and to achieve their personal best.
The following needs of the students are developed and nurtured:
  • Intellectual Needs – skills in communicating, computation, logical thought, reading, problem solving, stimulation of curiosity and knowledge acquisition.
  • Social Needs – a sense of acceptance, companionship, belonging and participation in activities with others.
  • Moral and Spiritual Needs – a desire for equality and acceptance of race, religion, gender and ability; a valuing of faith.
  • Emotional Needs – a feeling of self-worth and success; a sense of security and recognition.
  • Physical Needs – appropriate physical activities, rest and leisure; health and safety.
At St Anthony’s School we believe that:
  • We provide a safe, stimulating and accepting environment for all children
  • Children’s prior knowledge, interests, background, needs and expectations are taken into consideration when planning
  • Each child is capable of successful learning and achieving their personal best
  • Children have individual learning styles and our teaching practice caters for these differences
  • Students learn from each other and need to be given opportunities to do so
  • Children work in classrooms, where risk taking is seen as an important part of learning
  • Children need to receive and give ongoing constructive feedback in relation to their learning
  • Children need to feel confident and be valued members of the class
  • Children need to engage in purposeful, challenging and relevant activities
  • In order for children to be independent learners they need to be given the skills and time to achieve this