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St Mary's Primary, Maffra

4 – 12 Duke St (PO Box 69), Maffra
Phone: (03) 5147 1334
Email: principal@stmmaffra.catholic.edu.au
Web: www.stmmaffra.catholic.edu.au
Principal: Mr Jason Slattery

About the School

St Mary’s Primary School is a small Catholic school located in Maffra, a charming Gippsland town. The school was established in 1905 by the Sisters of St Joseph and still maintains many Josephite traditions. Our school is set on spacious grounds with modern facilities. 

St Mary’s Primary School is a happy place where we care and nurture each and every child. Our teachings are based on values where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

As a Catholic school St Mary’s Primary School is distinctive in that it provides an environment imbued with Christian values 

  • where religious education programs make students knowledgeable about their faith,  
  • where academic achievement is promoted and  
  • participation in the arts, sports and community is strongly encouraged. 

We strive to provide an inclusive curriculum to meet the needs of all children. We recognize that we are a school community working in partnership with parents and families and the wider Parish and town community, to promote learning for each individual.  

Student welfare is a high priority at St Mary’s Primary School.  We believe that we need to develop resilience amongst children through our pastoral and welfare programs.  

We offer a range of specialist programs including Reading Recovery, EMU (Extending Mathematics Understanding) and visual arts. 

Student leadership is a focus at St Mary’s Primary School with many different leadership opportunities available for our students. The Student Council, Peer Mentors, and the Environmental Group are just a few of our student groups with the latter being a most active group within the school.  

The Environment group is always ready and willing to support the Waste Wise culture of the school, initiating rubbish free lunch days and upkeep of the various gardens around the school. Students, staff and our very active parent body were involved in showcasing the group’s work to a number of schools, both primary and secondary.