St Maroun’s Primary school is an energetic and dynamic department. Teaching staff are constantly reviewing their programs in an endeavour to provide an exciting and evolving experience for all our students, to best prepare them for the changes taking place in the 21st century.

We create an environment in which children explore, discover, question and imagine.

PrimaryAs a Maronite Catholic school run by the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family all our students study Religious Education. Religious Education aims to foster an integration of faith and life. We teach students about the liturgy and develop their understanding of religious teachings through the program To Know, Worship and Love. We also encourage application of these teachings via our social justice initiatives, including Project Compassion drives, nursing home visits and a buddy program with our newest students in Kindergarten and Year 5. In addition students undertake the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion in addition to attending mass on a regular basis.

We follow the BOSTES syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science (including Science and Technology K–6), History and Geography, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Creative Arts and Languages.

Students also take part in a number of exciting excursions to further develop their understanding of content being covered in the classroom setting.
Below are some of the excursions:

Early Stage 1: Taronga Zoo
Stage 1: The Big Dig, The Need for Shelter
Stage 2: Blue Mountains, Botanical Gardens
Stage 3: Contemporary Art Museum, Bathurst, overnight camp to Canberra, Madame Tussaudes.

Physical Education

Students are exposed to a variety of sporting activities under the instruction of their teachers. In addition external providers are invited into our community with students taking part in Dance Fever, Gymnastics and swimming lessons. The swimming lessons culminate in a swimming carnival and the opportunity is given to students to represent the College at cluster meets for both swimming and athletics. Our students are also given the opportunity to take part in Gala days for soccer and netball.

Music

Through our specialist music teacher, students have an opportunity to learn how to play the recorder, ukulele and guitar in various year groups as well as develop their sense of rhythm and beat through activities such as bucket drumming.

Languages Other Than English

All our students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are given the opportunity to take part in French and /or Arabic classes in a fun, interactive and enjoyable manner.

Homework Club

This initiative run by the senior students of our College, gives students in the primary years an opportunity to gain assistance every Monday afternoon after school in the College library until 4pm in a nurturing caring environment where they are assisted by senior students under the supervision of teaching staff.

Faith, Friendship and Honesty