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"Never see a need without doing something about it"

Mary MacKillop

"Never see a need without doing something about it"

Mary MacKillop

WELCOME

Welcome to St Anthony’s Primary School Alphington, proudly delivering a Catholic Education for over 100 years. We value the right of all to develop, live and learn in an environment that is safe, flexible, family focussed and inclusive.

 

We strive to foster collaboration and creativity. We work with students and their families to provide rigorous, relevant and purposeful learning opportunities, supported by positive teaching. 

 

We invite you to visit and see us in action.

 

 

Bringing faith and learning to life.

WELCOME

Welcome to St Anthony’s Primary School Alphington, proudly delivering a Catholic Education for over 100 years. We value the right of all to develop, live and learn in an environment that is safe, flexible, family focussed and inclusive.

 

We strive to foster collaboration and creativity. We work with students and their families to provide rigorous, relevant and purposeful learning opportunities, supported by positive teaching. 

 

We invite you to visit and see us in action.

 

 

Bringing faith and learning to life.

St Anthony's is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).

 

MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.

 

Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders.

 

This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.

 
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

At St Anthony’s Primary School Alphington, we offer a contemporary learning approach that is personalised; responding to the learning needs, interests and experiences of each student. We are committed to providing for the educational, spiritual, social, physical and emotional needs of students within a holistic approach to education.

 

Students are provided with a rich Religious Education designed to develop the students’ faith and understandings of the Catholic Tradition in a contemporary world. 

 

The school works with the Parish to offer the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. The school provides a number of faith development and formation activities throughout the year.

We have an active school board and parent association. Parent support, voice and involvement is encouraged at every stage. 

 

Student voice and leadership is encouraged in our learning, fostered through our Student Representative Council, Vertical Groups Program, Year 5 and 6 leadership programs and house teams.

 

We believe that fostering a love of learning will assist students to meet the challenges of the future. 

 

JAMES CASEY
Principal

St Anthony’s is an inclusive and vibrant Catholic learning community empowering all to be critical thinkers, compassionate and resilient citizens.

VISION AND MISSION

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OUR TEAM

 

OUR HISTORY

St Anthony’s Primary School Alphington, was established in 1917 by the Josephite Sisters and has a proud history of supporting the community. 

 

The school opened its doors at 43 Austin Street with Sister Isobel Colvin as its Principal with the latest building development named in her honour. From a humble two classroom building, we now boast 12 classrooms, multi-learning areas and a newly renovated playground in 2021.

 

The school moved to its present site in 1934. The Josephites lead the school up to 1974 and we are presently lead by members of the Salvoratorian Order.

 

In 2017 the school celebrated 100 years of Catholic Education.