Welcome to

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Welcome and thank you for visiting our St Mary’s Catholic Primary School website.

St Mary’s is a co-educational school catering for children from Transition to Year 6 where everyone is welcomed, nurtured and encouraged to grow in the footsteps of Christ. St Mary’s is Darwin’s oldest Catholic primary school and the only school within the Darwin CBD, situated adjacent to St Mary’s Star of the Sea Cathedral. 

Founded in 1908, St Mary’s has educated generations of children from the local community and beyond. In light of our school motto: “Learning in Faith and Love” our hope for our students is that they are able to recall the Spirit of St Mary’s we hold true here in our community to help them in their life journey.

At St Mary’s we strive to ignite a passion for learning in all students. We believe that we need to equip our students to take their passion combined with knowledge and skills, learning dispositions and moral and ethical frameworks based on the teachings of Jesus, to enter a world beyond school and create their own fulfilling futures.

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Why we choose (and love) St Mary's Catholic Primary School

When we were looking for the most suitable primary school for our children, we visited many schools across Darwin, but it was St Mary’s Catholic Primary School that stood out as the clear choice for us. From the moment we walked into the school office, we were met with warmth and the staff were so welcoming. It is obvious every child is valued, and you can see this every day in every classroom where the teachers are supportive of all children’s individual needs. The school takes a holistic approach, nurturing all elements of the student. It has been wonderful to watch our children flourish in this environment. We are very impressed with the spirit of the school and believe this is a reflection of the great leadership and wonderfully talented and caring staff of the school.

– Jodi and Jason Cowdery


Transition to Grade 6. Limited vacancies available. Contact the
school to book your tour.


Parents and caregivers please be reminded of our Kiss and Go expectations. Please be quick and kiss and go. If you need to park your car, please do so in designated areas.