Welcome to St Mary's Parish Primary School Ararat

St Mary’s is located on Djab Wurrung country. I acknowledge the traditional owners who have cared for this land for over 65,000 years. I acknowledge elders past, present and emerging and make a commitment to partnering with our first nations people in a true spirit of reconciliation.

St Mary’s is a Catholic school community inspired by the Gospel, and in the spirit of the Brigidine tradition, we are committed to learning for all, fairness for all and compassion for all. We are inspired by Jesus to respond as active citizens in our world today. We are called to be the presence of Christ for one another and act for social justice with strength and gentleness.

We are a place where academic rigour is developed through rich relationships and our staff place students at the centre of the learning process. We share the belief that effective learning takes place when positive relationships are developed in an atmosphere that balances challenge with support. We believe that engaging students in purposeful learning experiences is our prime responsibility.

We strive to create a safe, inclusive environment that celebrates effort and achievement and promotes dignity and fullness of life for all. We identify, respect and celebrate the unique gifts of all people and value diversity.

Please make a time to visit our school and take a guided tour with some of our students who are eager to share their place in our historic community.

Roxanne Leed