St Anthony's Alphington
Welcome to St Anthony’s Alphington, where the student is at the heart of all learning and teaching. Our contemporary learning approach is personalised; responding to the learning needs, interests and experiences of each student. It empowers students with the knowledge, skills and capacities to respond creatively to the challenges of their world.
Students are provided with a rich Religious Education designed to develop and deepen developing the students’ faith and understandings of the Catholic Tradition in a contemporary world. We believe that the Christian values embedded in the Gospel should be reflected in our daily practices, so that our relationship with our God and with each other can develop. We raise awareness of the diversity within our school and society, ensuring there is discernment and participation in a global Church, inspired by Catholic social teachings for the good of all.
Literacy and Numeracy are key components of the curriculum and the focus is on value adding to students’ skills, knowledge and experience. Units of work allow the students to ask questions, form ‘wonderings’, search for answers and further broaden their understanding, knowledge and skills in a variety of subject areas. A number of intervention programs are a key component of the diverse curriculum offered. They include: Reading Recovery and Student Wellbeing initiatives. Specialist programs include Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science & Technology, Digital Learning and Italian. Students in Years 5 and 6 participate in an extensive interschool sports program. Extra curricular clubs include running, swimming, coding, chess, dance, choir and school band.
St Anthony’s is a well resourced setting with an established 1 to 1 digital learning program in the senior school. Each learning environment has a class sound field system that supports auditory processing needs and helps to enhance speech understanding for all students. The school works with the parish to offer the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. The school offers a number of faith development and formation activities throughout the year.
The school values the input of all stakeholders. We have an active school board and parent association. Student voice and leadership is encouraged in our learning, fostered through our Student Representative Council , Buddy Program, Year 5 and 6 Leadership programs, house teams etc. Parent support, voice and involvement is encouraged at every stage. The school provides extensive inductions and training for parents throughout the year.
We believe that fostering a love of learning will assist students to meet the challenges of the future. Therefore our school is committed to providing for the educational, spiritual, social, physical and emotional needs of students within a holistic approach to education.
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St Anthony’s is a Catholic parish primary school in Alphington, inspired by the mission of Jesus. We are guided by the principles and traditions of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, founded on faith and service.
Compassion, courage and determination are embedded in a learning environment that promotes a passion for learning, connectedness to each other and a sense of belonging to the community.
Our quality teaching and contemporary practice motivate our students to succeed.
We believe that working in partnership with our families has a positive and engaging impact on the lives of our students.
St Anthony’s community brings faith and learning to life.
MEET OUR TEAM
Hello and Welcome
Performing Arts Teacher
Learning Support Officer
Visual Arts Teacher
Digital Discovery Leader
Physical Education & Health Leader
Learning and Teaching Leader
Religious Education Leader
Learning Support Officer
St Anthony’s established in 1917 by the Josephite sisters has a proud history of supporting the community. The school opened its doors to past and present students, staff and families in 2017 to celebrate our ongoing story with a 100 years celebration. The school opened its doors at 43 Austin Street with Sr Isobel Colvin as its Principal. The latest building development is named in her honour. From a humble two classroom building we now boast 12 classrooms and multi learning areas. The school moved to its present site in 1934. The Josephites lead the school up to 1974. Presently we are lead by members of the Salvoratorian Order.
We share our story at our annual fair and have a variety of historical displays around the school.