Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Anne’s Catholic Primary, Strathfield South, a friendly and
caring community brimming with enthusiasm and joy. Our vision is to be a
thriving Catholic school sustained by excellence in teaching and learning. It is a
vision that challenges our students and staff to understand that education is
both life long and life giving. We are guided by our values of curiosity,
empathy, collaboration, excellence and truth.

Our school is blessed with students and staff from many different cultural
backgrounds. There is a strong sense of partnership between school staff,
parents and the parish. We value relationships and develop strong
partnerships with the parents and students by being available and
approachable. We genuinely strive to value our children as individuals – each
with their own unique personality. Through our Schoolwide Positive
Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) our students are encouraged to be responsible,
respectful, safe (and kind). Our Catholic beliefs and values permeate our
school, and celebrations and liturgies are an important part of our culture.

We have much to offer here at St Anne’s. Our curriculum is well-balanced with
high quality teaching and learning programs in all Key Learning Areas and in
Religious Education. We also provide a range of specialist programs and
services to meet individual needs including most recently the Amadeus Music
Program for all of our students. Our teachers are professional, highly qualified
and extremely dedicated with the interests of the children at heart.

So, are we proud of our school? YES! We are proud of our community, our rich
cultural diversity and of course, our children. St Anne’s is a great place to be!

Warm regards,

Phil Townsend

Our HistoryHistory

Our parish at Strathfield South has a rich heritage, reaching back to the early Australian Church. A parcel of land encompassing St Anne’s Square, and stretching 1.5 kilometres to the banks of the Cook’s River, was granted to Father John Therry in 1837. The history is evident in the streets surrounding St Anne’s Square which are named after dignitaries of the early Australian church. The foundation stone for the original church was laid in 1841. This beautiful heritage-listed building has been converted for use as a hall by the school and parish, enhancing our dance, band and public speaking programs. St Anne’s Reserve, which adjoins the school square, is also believed to have been a site of significant gathering and communication for the Aboriginal population of the area.

Our historical site is a source of great pride for our community. Our motto – Love of God and People – is shared by the school and the parish, living out the vision of Father Therry all those years ago. 

Our historical site is a source of great pride for our community. Our motto – Love of God and People – is shared by the school and the parish, living out the vision of Father Therry all those years ago.

Our MissionOur Mission:

To know and love Christ through learning

Our Vision:

Our vision of a thriving Catholic community at St Anne’s is 

Embraced through:

  • recognising the uniqueness and spirituality of each student
  • acknowledging the diverse experiences of our community
  • creating a safe and flexible learning environment

Collaborated in by:

  • creating an environment that promotes and values teamwork
  • developing quality learning experiences that challenge students
  • building and supporting relationships within our community and outside communities

Connected through:

  • linking learning to life
  • bringing school, home, parish and the world together to enhance learning
  • learning about valuing and respecting differences within the community

Achieved by:

  • creating meaningful learning experiences
  • utilising flexible learning spaces to engage students

Our Values:

  • Empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Truth

Our ParishThe school enjoys the constant support of the parish community, and our parish priest. We are immensely grateful for this support and we consider ourselves in partnership with the parish of St Anne’s in the evangelising mission of the Church.

Priest: Fr Jacek Cichy

Deacon: Rev Mr Constantine Rodrigues 
St Anne Catholic Church Strathfield South

Mass times:

Day Time
Tuesday 9.15am
Wednesday 9.15am
Thursday 9.15am
Friday 9.15am
Saturday 9:15am
5:00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am
Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of 147 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.