Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Columban's Primary School, Mayfield. We are a unique school community that boasts the most diverse multicultural population of any primary school in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We have a strong pastoral commitment to the families within our care along with strong wider community ties.

St Columban's serves the inner-city parishes of Newcastle, encompassing the suburbs of Mayfield, Mayfield West, Carrington, Tighes Hill, Hamilton, Maryville, Islington and Warabrook. The site also accommodates San Clemente High School for junior secondary students, with our students often invited to participate with the high school in a variety of activities.

We are strongly committed to catering for the learning needs of all students. As a Gifted Education Lead School, our staff engage in regular professional development to enable them to extend our high potential learners. We also have a strong Learning Support unit to provide assistance to students who have special needs or find some areas of learning more difficult. Our English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) teacher supports those students who have a language background other than English. We have an Indigenous Education teacher who provides support to our Indigenous students and to staff, in embedding Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum. Strong sports and creative arts programs contribute to providing a wide range of learning experiences for our students.

Our relationship with the parish is very important in the life of the school and the education of our students. The school supports the parish and families in the religious development of students, as we work with parents and the school community to develop our students holistically, within the framework of a strong Catholic Education.

We are proud of our Dominican tradition and history, spanning more than one hundred years. Through the 4 Pillars of Prayer, Study, Community and Service we strive for success in all we do. We invite parents and carers to be a part of the school community and contribute to the continuation of our tradition.

Warm regards,

Danielle Reed
Principal

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