Welcome to the St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School Randwick North website. As principal of the school, I believe that relationships of trust, cooperation and partnership between school, students and parents are of fundamental importance. At St Margaret Mary’s we strive to recognise the presence of Christ in each child. As a school community, we value the uniqueness of every individual and the importance of providing a safe, secure and caring environment, where the dignity of each person is respected and the acceptance of the needs of individuals is fostered. I believe that encouraging students to take ownership of their learning is critical in achieving the best learning outcomes and that implicit in this concept is that students learn their own areas of strength and areas of development, through useful and explicit feedback. It is important that we work as a community with the St Margaret Mary’s Parish and local parishes, as we endeavour to support the family in enriching the faith journey of our students.
Established in 1956 as a K–2 infants school, St Margaret Mary was staffed by the Brigidine Sisters who travelled each day from their convent in Randwick. The school grew to be a K–6 school in the 1960s as the population of young families in the area grew. In recent times the Parish of St Margaret Mary has been twinned with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Randwick.
The charism of the school is drawn from the Brigidine tradition to reflect the founding Religious Order of the school and from the spirituality of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, the congregational order of our parish priest. The school continues the Brigidine tradition of valuing education in faith and building a holistic approach to lifelong learning whereby the values of respect, peace, love, stewardship and social justice are promoted.
Inspired by the example and spirit of St Margaret Mary and the charism of Brigidine Sisters, students aspire to live out our motto, ‘Justice and Love’ in their daily life.
At St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School Randwick North, we continue to:
- build on the strong foundations of our diverse history
- grow together as an educating community
- enable students to reach new heights through a contemporary pedagogy and
- branch out to others to make a positive difference in our world.
Our vision for learning takes inspiration from the ancient trees in our playground.
‘Climbing the tree of life-long learning’; this phrase captures our belief that learning:
- continues for all of life
- is best when built on strong foundations
- occurs through collaboration and cooperation and
- is best when we recognise that each learner follows different and unique pathways to achieve his/her personal best.
Inspired by the life of St Margaret Mary and our Brigidine heritage, we educate according to the values of justice, love, peace, inclusion and stewardship. As a faith community we strive to make a positive difference in our world and as a learning community we promote life-long learning.
St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School Randwick North works closely with our parish to assist students to know, understand and celebrate our Catholic faith. On special feast days or celebrations, the children attend Mass as a whole school, as well as participate in family Masses throughout the term. Students are actively involved in these Masses through reading, singing, drama and listening.
Our parish priest, Fr Peter Hearn, msc, shares responsibility for the parish of St Margaret Mary and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Randwick as well as the associated schools.
Parish Based Sacramental Program
Parents wishing to present their children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation will be invited to attend a Sacramental Information Meeting facilitated by St Margaret Mary’s Parish. Sacramental programs are based at the parish. We support the Sacramental programs by preparing the children.
Saturday: Vigil 5.30pm
Sunday: 9.30 am
Thursday during school term: 9.15am School Mass
Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools
Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.
Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.