Principal’s Message


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.

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 St Mary’s way we hold true here in our community to help them in their life journey.

St Mary’s place in the Darwin community is well-regarded, and it is characterised by the strong sense of community which is readily evident with parent involvement across the school – Parents and Friends Association, Sustainability Committee, Class Representatives and supporting teachers in class being just a sample.

Our teachers are well qualified professionals, dedicated to the holistic learning environment which caters for each child’s academic, physical, social and emotional development within a balanced educational program based on Christian values.

St Mary’s school focuses on assisting students to reach their full academic potential, develop the Catholic faith and acquire social confidence and responsibility. In our school, families become part of the community which seeks positive Christian values for their children. It is a place where lasting friendships develop.

St Mary’s School is renowned for:

  • the warm friendly environment
  • the nurturing and challenging learning environment
  • reaching out to the world
  • the rich Catholic traditions
  • empowering students for the future

We hope our website provides you with the information you need to learn about our great school. If you have any questions please be in touch.

Lisa Boyd

Acting Principal