Our School
From the Principal

A Warm Welcome

I welcome your interest in St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School. We offer a progressive and engaging Catholic education for your child as we strive for academic excellence in all areas of the curriculum.

In response to a rapidly changing world, our innovative and contemporary approach to learning and teaching is based on the Victorian Curriculum and our extensive programs offer the children an exciting and personalised approach to learning. In recent years, the school has undergone a major physical transformation from traditional classrooms into bright, contemporary, stimulating, exciting and safe learning environments that complement the learning and teaching.

At St Raphael’s we value authentic student voice to ensure that we are meeting the children’s academic, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Our dedicated and professional staff set high expectations for the children and encourage them to be independent, resilient and confident members of today and tomorrow’s society.

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

We are now delighted to receive the recognition from respected academic partners for our innovative and dynamic approach to learning and teaching.

St Raphael’s is a vibrant Catholic community where the Gospel values and the key values of our Mission Statement – Honesty, Acceptance, Hope and Trust – underpin everything we do. We have a strong sense of Catholic identity where we value spirituality, building and maintaining community and living out the Gospel values as we aim to provide a nurturing, inclusive and strong sense of pastoral care for all students.

 

‘Every child has a face and a place” at St Raphael’s and we pride ourselves on knowing, nurturing and respecting every member of our school community.

When choosing a school, consider carefully the value of an education for your child that is preparing them for the future.

Damian Howard
Principal