Welcome to St Mary's Catholic School Wellington

A message from our Principal, Mrs Leanne Clarke

"St Mary’s Catholic School is a Christ centred, inclusive community where individuals are supported to learn at high levels and to grow spiritually, socially and physically."
We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to each of us. (Romans 12:6)

St Mary's Catholic School is situated in the town of Wellington, which is located in the Central West of New South Wales. Wellington has a long history of Catholic Education with its first Catholic School opened in 1862 by a lay teacher. In 1883 the Sisters of Mercy began working in the school and had a presence until 1999.

Wellington is the second oldest town west of the Blue Mountains. It is located 354 kilometres north west of Sydney at the junction of the Macquarie and Bell Rivers. Wellington is a relatively small regional community with a surrounding population of 7300. Wellington is in close proximity to both Orange and Dubbo, which are large regional centres with most major services.

St Mary’s Catholic School offers an inclusive Catholic education for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. St Mary’s is administered by Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst. The Parish Priest is the designated manager of the school, with the Principal being responsible for the operation of the school.

St Mary’s is a professional learning community where educators work together to plan, teach and assess collaboratively, focusing on personalised learning for every individual. Our flexible learning groups cater for all abilities. We are equipped with the latest technology and modern facilities, which support learning and teaching within the school and beyond. It is expected that every child will learn to the best of their potential.

Our K-10 school setting is faith filled, nurturing and caring. Students are catered for spiritually, emotionally and socially in a safe and supportive family environment where every child matters. There are opportunities in a small school setting for school representation in all areas of the curriculum and in a variety of extra-curricular activities.

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Principal’s Biography
Mrs Leanne Clarke

Leading the school since 2018, Leanne brings a wealth of experience to St Mary’s, having previously taught and led in a number of schools across sectors in urban, rural and remote settings in NSW and the NT.

Leanne’s transformational leadership style encourages the educators at St Mary’s to be innovative and create change to grow and shape the future success of St Mary’s. Her experience as an educator spans across K-6 teaching in addition to the specialist teaching areas of Geography, Environmental Science and Music. Accredited as a Lead Teacher in 2012 by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), Leanne is recognised as having demonstrated consistent and innovative teaching practice, impacting across the school community.

Originally studying Primary teaching (Bachelor of Education), Leanne has also studied Humanities (Bachelor of Arts), Early Learning (Master of Early Childhood) and Theology (Master of Theology).

Holding a strong personal faith, Leanne is actively involved in the faith life at St Mary’s and leads by example in Christian Leadership and Mission, through involvement and leadership in school faith direction and through the St Patrick’s Parish.

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Upcoming Events

9 Jul Art Club

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9 Jul Cattle Showing

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10 Jul CANTEEN - Week

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10 Jul CANTEEN - Week

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10 Jul CANTEEN - Week

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10 Jul CANTEEN - Week

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13 Jul Week

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13 Jul Week

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13 Jul Holidays

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14 Jul Homework club

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

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14 Jul Homework club

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14 Jul CANCELLED - Homework club

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