St Mary’s Primary School

As a Parish Catholic Primary School, St. Mary’s is committed to creating a vibrant educational community, allowing each child to achieve their full potential, imbued with the Good News of Jesus: one in which each person in our community is enabled to grow in dignity, developing a living, loving relationship with Christ and others.


St. Mary’s is a Catholic school where young people are encouraged to develop their own unique identity in a loving and respectful atmosphere, thus creating a positive attitude to life.

St. Mary’s has a proud history of offering quality education to town and country students with a range of backgrounds and abilities.

For more information, visit the school website.

Monivae College

Monivae College is a progressive and expanding Catholic independent co-educational day and boarding school. The school is located in the Hamilton parish, but it is privately owned and conducted by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Monivae College provides Catholic education which encourages all to realise their unique potential in a caring environment.

The graduate of Monivae is a life long leader who is a competent, confident and compassionate citizen with spiritual awareness and the ability to lead. The Monivae Teacher is a life long learner who is a competent, confident and compassionate citizen with spiritual awareness and the ability to lead students to reach their full potential in the knowledge that Jesus loves them.

For more information, visit the school website.

St Joseph’s Primary School

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St Joseph’s Parish School in Penshurst is a small rural school with a great capacity for assisting students to be empowered to grow strong and independent within a warm, loving environment, prepared to be members of the society of the 21st century.

Seventy-two percent of the students live within the township of Penshurst with the remaining twenty-eight percent living on farms surrounding the township.

Penshurst is a town that has experienced the demise of small rural communities where centralization has become the force behind political decisions. This has meant that the town has lost businesses, banks and its Shire Offices — but not its schools!

St Joseph’s is well-resourced due mainly to the efforts of a highly committed and active team of parents. The parents are an integral part of the school, involving themselves with policy formulation through the School board. They have a strong sense of the school they wish for their children and work diligently to maintain it. The parents are always involving themselves in the education of their children through active involvement within the classroom.

For more information, visit the school website.