Our vision

Let’s Journey Together. Let’s Make a Difference.

Our values

Holy Name Primary School has a proud and rich Mercy tradition. We acknowledge and thank the fine work of the Sisters of Mercy, founded by Catherine McAuley, in our past and we wish to carry on their charism by instilling the values of compassion, hospitality, justice and excellence for today and in the future of our school community.

  • Compassion
    ‘If the love of God really reigns in your heart, it will quickly show itself in the exterior.’ Catherine McAuley

Compassion is the recognition of the suffering of others which results in the expressing of action to alleviate and prevent further suffering.

  • Hospitality
    ‘The proof of love is deed.’ Catherine McAuley

Hospitality is the creation of a welcoming, inclusive and respectful environment, through words and actions.

  • Justice
    ‘Jesus must be recognised in our conduct.’ Catherine McAuley

Justice is the fair and equitable treatment of each person as an individual.

  • Excellence
    ‘We must strive to do ordinary things extraordinarily well’. Catherine McAuley

Excellence is the attainment of the highest possible standards.

Our mission


Holy Name Primary School is a faith community.

Holy Name Primary School is a faith community, including students, parents, carers, teachers, staff, priest, parish members and support staff from the Catholic Schools Office. We follow Jesus' way. The spirit of Christ's teaching is reflected in all aspects of school life. Worship is a central function of Holy Name Primary School. Prayer and celebration of the liturgy are extremely important to us because they are celebrations of our relationship with God and they build up the spirit of our community.

We continue to live out the Mercy values.

The spirit of Catherine McAuley and the Mercy order founded by her continues to be a significant influence upon the culture and community of Holy Name Primary School by explicitly living out the values of hospitality, compassion, excellence and justice.

Holy Name Primary School is a place of learning.

Holy Name Primary School is a place of learning that is inclusive and outreaching and focusses on the total development of each child - including spiritual, moral, social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.

We all contribute to the ongoing development of our school. We are a welcoming and caring community.

Holy Name Primary School is a place where partnerships are developed. Respect, compassion, appreciation, humour and dedication underpin these partnerships. We acknowledge that parents are the primary educators of their children. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the life of the school. Shared leadership operates at Holy Name Primary School, utilising the gifts of all to support the needs of the school.

We are a people of hope.

We are committed to social justice and ecological principles. Holy Name Primary School community has a focus on service to make our world a better place.

We journey.

Ultimately, Holy Name Primary School aims to promote the success of students and to produce students who are passionate about our world and the future. The achievements and behaviours of the children of Holy Name Primary School are the definitive measure of our success. We recognise and celebrate learning as a lifelong journey.

Together we offer...

  • a strong Catholic heritage
  • a sense of belonging
  • experienced and compassionate staff
  • pastoral care and leadership programs
  • small class sizes with excellent educational outcomes
  • innovative curriculum programs
  • a focus on positive thinking and behaviours
  • a genuine partnership with the home and wider community
  • mutual accountability
  • environmental responsibility
  • community responsibility.