We value positive relationships with parents and carers to help develop better social and emotional skills in children. We know that when children are engaged with their learning, they attend school more regularly, leading to better long term outcomes.

For parenting and counselling services, visit the Family Support page, and for direction and clarity on regulations, processes and procedures at our school, read the Sydney Catholic School policies.

POSM Parents of St Mary’s
We are a family-friendly school committed to collaboration and partnership with our parents and the wider community. The Parents and Friends partnership known as POSM is essential, highly valued and represented in a variety of ways including fundraising, hospitality, reading groups and excursion support.

School Advisory Council
The School Advisory Council is a forum made up of the principal, parish priest and parents. The council consults, listens and seeks feedback and wisdom from the school and parish community so that these communities work together to achieve common goals. It provides feedback, support and advice to the principal.

School Canteen
Our canteen—Miss Michelle’s Tuckshop—features delicious foods which are cooked on site every day and enjoyed by all. Miss Michelle is an industry trained chef and keeps a healthy canteen for all students. Orders can be placed in the class lunch tub, or in person before school each morning.

Before School, After School and Vacation Care
A before and after school and vacation care program operates through St Mary’s Out Of School Hours School-Care Inc (SMOOSH).

School Uniform
All school clothing items are purchased from PSW (Primary School Wear) at Kingsford. A second hand clothing store operates from the school.

2022 School Year
Term 4
Monday 10 October 2022 – Tuesday 20 December 2022
2023 School Year
Term 1
Friday 27 January 2023 – Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 2
Monday 24 April 2023 – Friday 30 June 2023
Term 3
Monday 17 July 2023 – Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4
Monday 9 October 2023 – Tuesday 19 December 2023
Note: Please check with your school as dates will vary.
Homework Policy
Uniform Policy
Excursion Policy
Behaviour Management Policy
Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy
St Mary's Catholic Primary School Erskineville Parent Information