Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Anne’s Catholic Primary School Strathfield South. We are proud of our school and hope the information on this website will help you to learn more.

Our school and parish motto ‘Love of God and people’ calls us to live out the Gospel values of Jesus – to be active Christian citizens in our 21st century world. We endeavour to do this in an environment which supports, cares for and challenges each member of the community. The school enjoys the constant support of the parish community, and of our parish priest. We are immensely grateful for this support and we consider ourselves in partnership with the parish of St Anne’s in the evangelising mission of the Church.

Our school vision – embrace, collaborate, connect, achieve – underpins our shared pedagogical principles, and our aims to address the needs of all students, based on our belief that every one of them can enjoy achievement and success. Our dedicated staff keeps abreast of developments in education, and this is reflected in an integrated, contemporary and engaging learning program, from Kindergarten to Year 6.

We acknowledge the tremendous engagement of our parents in all school endeavours. There are obvious benefits to this parent support, in the enhancement of class programs and the provision of state of the art resources. Importantly, our students are immersed in a great sense of belonging to a community.

Mark McKeown
Principal

St Annes Strathfield South School Principal

St Annes Strathfield South historyHistory

Our parish at Strathfield South has a rich heritage, reaching back to the early Australian Church. A parcel of land encompassing St Anne’s Square, and stretching 1.5 kilometres to the banks of the Cook’s River, was granted to Father John Therry in 1837. The history is evident in the streets surrounding St Anne’s Square which are named after dignitaries of the early Australian church. The foundation stone for the original church was laid in 1841. This beautiful heritage-listed building has been converted for use as a hall by the school and parish, enhancing our dance, band and public speaking programs. St Anne’s Reserve, which adjoins the school square, is also believed to have been a site of significant gathering and communication for the Aboriginal population of the area.

Our historical site is a source of great pride for our community. Our motto – Love of God and People – is shared by the school and the parish, living out the vision of Father Therry all those years ago. 

Our historical site is a source of great pride for our community. Our motto – Love of God and People – is shared by the school and the parish, living out the vision of Father Therry all those years ago.

St Annes Catholic Primary School Strathfield MissionOur Mission:

To know and love Christ through learning

Our Vision:

Our vision of a thriving Catholic community at St Anne’s is 

Embraced through:

  • recognising the uniqueness and spirituality of each student
  • acknowledging the diverse experiences of our community
  • creating a safe and flexible learning environment

Collaborated in by:

  • creating an environment that promotes and values teamwork
  • developing quality learning experiences that challenge students
  • building and supporting relationships within our community and outside communities

Connected through:

  • linking learning to life
  • bringing school, home, parish and the world together to enhance learning
  • learning about valuing and respecting differences within the community

Achieved by:

  • creating meaningful learning experiences
  • utilising flexible learning spaces to engage students

Our Values:

  • Empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Truth

St Anne's Strathfield South ParishThe school enjoys the constant support of the parish community, and our parish priest. We are immensely grateful for this support and we consider ourselves in partnership with the parish of St Anne’s in the evangelising mission of the Church.

Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Gregory Flynn 
St Anne Catholic Church Strathfield South

Mass times:

Day Time
Tuesday 9.15am
Wednesday 9.15am
Thursday 9.15am
Friday 9.15am
Saturday 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am
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