Our School Community
Our school motto: Faith, Honesty and Responsibility
Members of the St Augustine’s school community are encouraged to live out the true mission of Jesus by recognising and acknowledging the sacredness and uniqueness of each individual.
The school motto recognises that each of us has been given gifts and a responsibility to use them with each other. By sharing our gifts we shine our light before all.
Religious Education is an integral part of the curriculum at St Augustine’s. All children are expected to participate in the Religious Education Program and liturgical activities whilst attending St Augustine’s School.
St Augustine’s provides a comprehensive education comprising all Key Learning Areas (KLAs) as mandated by the NSW Educational Standards Authority.
The following curriculum areas are taught at St Augustine’s:
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and its Environment
- Personal Development
- Health and Physical Education
- Creative & Practical Arts
Every student at St Augustine’s has the opportunity to be involved in sport and participate in Diocesan, Inter-diocesan and State Carnivals. The staff at St Augustine’s are committed and dedicated to ensuring that the needs of every student are catered for.
Our school provides extracurricular activities for all students. Primary students are encouraged to select music lessons provided expertly by the Macquarie Conservatorium from Dubbo. Students are able to participate in The Hub (coding club), chess club, Tournament of Minds and Maths Olympiads.
At the beginning of each term, an overview of curriculum for each class is sent to parents.
At the of the beginning of term one, teacher interviews are offered as an opportunity for parents to meet and discuss the learning of their child.
The end of the second and fourth terms an individual report is sent home with an invitation to parents to make an appointment for an interview to discuss the student’s progress and formulate goals for future progress.
The teachers are available to parents whenever the need arises unless of course, they are in class. The principal has an open door policy for parents, as well as staff and students, and only ask that parents make an appointment at particularly busy times.
St Augustine’s School works in partnership with the parents to provide each student with the opportunities to reach his/her full potential.
“As a passionate parent of two children at St Augustine’s Parish School, I have embraced from day one my being able to be involved in all levels at school, to be able to do my share and assist in sustaining and supporting our very special school. We choose St Augustine’s Parish School for our children for the values and community which it offers, and we are grateful for this every day.” (Holly Davies – Parent)
As a result, parents are welcome in our school at all times. Many parents come into the school on a volunteer basis to help with reading programs, canteen, covering books, athletic and swimming carnivals, special occasions during Catholic Schools week, senior citizens assembly and morning tea.