Principal’s Message

Thank you for visiting our website to discover more about St Catherine Labouré Catholic School Gymea. As an educator, I am passionate about the development of the whole child and adjusting learning to meet the individual  needs of all students.

At St Catherine Labouré we are committed to working in partnership with parents and the Parish to educate our students in the Catholic faith and develop a spirit of Christian community where all belong. We provide high quality differentiated education programs and empower students to reach their potential and affirm the dignity, self esteem and integrity of each person.  The social, mental and emotional wellbeing of our students is a fundamental priority for St Catherine’s.

Our school is well resourced with vibrant, contemporary and digitalised learning spaces that complement our culture of innovation and support our school wide pedagogy. We offer flexible learning arrangements to support the individual needs of our students including, data-informed needs-based groups in English and Mathematics, inquiry-based learning across the curriculum, subject and whole grade acceleration, and intervention programs. Technology such as 3D printers, iPads, chromebooks and laptops are used as learning tools to foster innovation.

As a feeder school to St Patrick’s College Sutherland, De La Salle College Caringbah and Our Lady of Mercy College Burraneer, we work collaboratively with these secondary schools to develop the skills and set the scene for a smooth transition to high school. We collaborate to inspire hope in students and to develop  a positive vision for their future.

I invite you to learn more about our wonderful school by exploring our website.

Jodie McKay
Principal

Principal of St Catherine Laboure Catholic Primary School Gymea smiling with student

History
our historySt Catherine Labouré Catholic Primary School
Gymea was established in 1954 by the Sisters of St Joseph Orange County. It was through perseverance and unity that St Catherine Labouré Gymea Catholic School was built. The sisters worked with each other and alongside the community to to gather, build and care for the school. In 1977 the first lay principal was appointed. The school pays respect to the founders naming sport houses and playgrounds after each contributing member Latta, Joseph, Connolly, Wilkinson and Hannon.

Charism
The charism of the Sisters of St Joseph is that of unity with God and others. The sisters never gave up, they continually kept their dream and vision to meet the needs of the growing faith-filled community. The St Catherine Labouré community continue to live by the motto Unity, Friendship and Learning, grounded in the faith and charism of their founding sisters. Students are called to live faith-filled lives inspired by the work of the Sisters of St Joseph in unity and service with each other, their families and community.

The school has undergone major building construction and refurbishment, most recently with a major two-stage building project which built 11 new classrooms and refurbished eight. Today, the school is a modern and spacious learning environment with 22 contemporary state of the art learning areas and five spacious and interesting playgrounds.

Mission
our historyWith St Catherine Labouré and the Sisters of Orange County as our models we are committed to educating for lifelong learning within an inclusive Catholic community.

Vision
As we prepare our students for a constantly changing world we work together, inspiring faith and learning through a culture of innovation.

Motto
As we live out our school motto ‘Unity, Friendship and Learning’ and the values of the Sisters of Orange County, which include a commitment to nurturing the community, making Christ present to the world through personal witness and living lives of service.

our parish

St Catherine Labouré Catholic Primary School Gymea has close links with the St Catherine Labouré Parish, taking every opportunity to have an authentic Catholic identity in its activities.

Parish Priest
Monsignor Brian Rayner

Mass Times
Monday to Friday: 9.15am
Saturday: 9am and 5pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.30am and 6pm

Contact Details
A: 123 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea, NSW 2227
P: (02) 9525 1138
E: office@stcaths.org.au
W: www.stcaths.org.au

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