Welcome to St Catherine of Siena
We would like to welcome you to our learning community. It is a very exciting time, being in the first years of a new school. We are thrilled with how our school has, and is, evolving. In our Learning Community we support all aspects of each child’s development in partnership with our parents, as the primary caregivers.
As we grow our learning community together, our core focus is to nurture authentic relationships and build a positive learning environment for all, where opportunities are created for children to feel safe, valued, to engage in their learning and empowered to excel.
St Catherine of Siena School is a Catholic co-educational primary school in Armstrong Creek. Our school doors opened for the first time in January 2020 with 135 students enrolled from Grade Prep to Grade 5.
St Catherine of Siena is a welcoming and inclusive learning environment, open to all families who are supportive of the Catholic mission and traditions of Catholic education.
St Catherine’s school is enlightened by Gospel values, modelling Catholic Social Teaching and embracing Catholic tradition. We rejoice in diversity, knowing all children can learn.
Our school enhances each child’s wellbeing to enable and empower them to excel. We are creating a positive, safe school of learners with a particular focus on enriching each child’s wellbeing through regular exercise and mindfulness. At St Catherine’s we emphasise the building of positive relationships with self and others, for each member of our school community.
All students are energised with quality and innovative learning through high expectations to pursue excellence and are empowered to set the world on fire. At St Catherine’s we celebrate authentic growth, acknowledging and learning through our mistakes and achievements.
We know each of our children and we develop learners from what they know, establishing high expectations and providing constructive feedback. At St Catherine of Siena, we have a strong commitment to life-long learning, encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning through an enriching and stimulating curriculum. We cultivate active and engaged learners to work collaboratively, to respectfully express themselves so as to enable each other to excel spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically.
The essence of St. Catherine of Siena – Engage, Empower, Excel.
We are Respectful.
We are Learners.
We are our Best Selves.
St Catherine’s delivers state of the art, purpose built, research-based brand-new facilities. Stages 1 and 2 of our school were completed between 2019 and 2021 and include two-storey teaching, learning and administration buildings, three adventure playgrounds, large, covered basketball, tennis and netball courts, a bike track, kitchen garden and grassed play areas with AFL goal posts, as well as a soccer field. Stage 3 will be completed ready for the 2024 school year and includes additional classroom spaces, as well as an updated STEM space.
St Catherine’s is developing as a dynamic school community steeped in a sustainable learning style, respectful of our Indigenous heritage. We are stewards of creation and journey in harmony with God’s creation to be ecological and respectful in all learning. All students participate in fortnightly Kitchen Garden sessions and Exploring our Environment Sessions. This provides our students with pleasurable food, environment and community education that teaches positive sustainable habits through fun and hands-on learning.
St Catherine of Siena School, through living the Gospel values in words and action, supports all in growing in faith as part of the Nazareth Parish community. Our school provides a nourishing education, journeying in faith with Jesus, informing, forming and transforming each child to enable our world to be a vibrant, living community.
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and young people. The care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people is a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education. At St Catherine of Siena we want all children in our care to feel safe, happy and empowered. St Catherine of Siena school is committed to strengthened practice for the protection of children and their fundamental right to be respected, nurtured and safeguarded by all. In accordance with requirements of the Victorian Government Child Safety reforms and Ministerial Order 870, St Catherine of Siena school promotes an absolute commitment to child safety and in meeting its obligations and responsibilities in Child Safety Standards.