Our Vision

St Mary’s is a contemporary Catholic school that has been serving the Bellingen Community for over a century. At St Mary’s, the unique dignity of each and every child is respected and valued. St Mary’s puts the student at the centre of all we do.

We have high expectations for all students. Our teachers work together to deliver high-impact instruction at exactly the right time and point of need. We provide a quality education that is both purposeful & personalised, rich in curriculum and designed to enable all students to experience success as they move along the continuum of learning, building confidence, optimism and faith in themselves and the future.

Catholic schools strive to be spiritual, reflective and respectful sharing places. We see education as a partnership between parents, families, parish, community and the school.

Mission Statement

'Enabling students to achieve the fullness of life' John 10:10

At St Patrick’s Primary School, we provide a quality faith-filled education enabling students to be inspired to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

School Vision Statement

At St Mary’s Primary School, we believe that all students can achieve success within a Christ-centred, inspiring, and nurturing learning environment. Guided by our vision of ‘Live in Harmony,' we foster caring, polite and inclusive interactions, commitment to the mission of the Catholic faith and the enacting of Catholic Social Teachings.

School Values

Valuing the dignity and uniqueness of each person

  • A love of learning
  • Generosity, gratitude and service
  • Building respectful relationships, valuing and embracing all
  •  All children thrive on routine, clarity and consistency

Acknowledgement of Country. We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our school resides. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions and culture of the Gumbaynggirr peoples.