At St Mary’s we want the children to strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Risk-Takers, Caring, Balanced and Reflective. We hope to nurture these attributes in the children throughout their school career.
The House system is linked to our school merit system where children can earn ‘House points’ for demonstrating any of the attributes aforementioned, as well as effort for class work.
Our Houses are named after 4 saints:
St Mother Teresa
St Óscar Romero
St Vincent De Paul
We wanted to include more modern saints, who had been canonised recently, and St Vincent was chosen due to the strong links with the local SVP Society.
St Bernadette’s devotion to Our Lady and the Rosary is also very appropriate for our school.