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St Columban's Primary School
Mayfield

St Columban's is a systemic school in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and offers a holistic education for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

We are a very unique school community that boasts the highest multicultural population of any primary school, per head, in the diocese. We are a community with a strong pastoral commitment to the families within our care and strong wider community ties.

The core values of St Columban's reflect those of its Dominican tradition – truth, integrity, care, compassion, respect and acceptance. Our School Vision is "Empowering all to reach their full potential within a diverse community through the richness and truth of Christ's Message". This vision is evident visibly and actively in the school’s relationship with the parish and wider community. The school supports and attends community initiatives such as Parish Masses and functions, Heart Foundation, Waterwatch, cultural activities, Pavement Art, Breakfast Club, Catholic Mission’s Caritas, St Vincent de Paul, Aged Care facilities and pre-schools.

Some unique features of St Columban's are its multicultural community with many families from Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa as well as indigenous Australians. We share a campus with the local Catholic High School, San Clemente, which allows for a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. We provide a very informative well prepared Kindergarten transition program which includes a playgroup during Term 4. This allows young parents to gain confidence and mix with other parents reducing isolation and anxiety. It also provides tips on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.