From the Principal 

We would like to acknowledge the original custodians of this land and waterways

and pay our respects to the Elders past and present and emerging, 

for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of 

Indigenous Australia.

In Faith we will show..... Respect, Empathy, Inclusion, Excellence!

Dear Families


Next week Catholic Education Week will be celebrated in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne from 10–17 March 2024.


This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day.  The theme for this year’s celebrations is ‘In the Light of Christ’.


Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and walk the way of the gospel to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.


There are 331 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne that educate around 114,000 students and employ more than 16,000 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. 


How do we show the Light of Christ in our school?

Our school has been holding tours so that we can show how St Anthony's School embeds the goodness of Christ by opening our doors to those who are within our wider community. We outline how St. Anthony’s School is a unique community that prides itself on its caring family atmosphere which exists with the common belief that it should be “Christ-centred”. 


We strive to foster students with a rich understanding of their faith and as leaders in Social Justice issues guided by the Catholic Social Teaching Principles.  The children are encouraged to care for others by understanding that they as individuals are cared for and valued and have the potential and duty to reach out to the wider community.


Our Catholic beliefs and School Values permeate all aspects of the integrated inquiry approach and into all curriculum areas, where we focus on critical thinking and an understanding of our Catholic faith in a changing world.


We show how St Anthony’s Religious Education promotes the message of Jesus and develops the children’s understanding of living as a person of faith.


Each student is unique, and we provide experiences for rich dialogue with others allowing them to form their own understandings and make deep connections with their faith.


On Friday 15 March some of our Years 6 students will represent our school at the St Patrick's Day Mass being held at St Patrick's Cathedral.  The rest of the students are invited to wear a splash of green to school.


Enrolments for 2025

If you have a child that is due to start school next year please submit an enrolment 

application form to the school office by the end of April. Enrolment forms may be collected from the office or downloaded from the school website.


Car Safety

It has been brought to the school's attention that there are number of parents who need to take more care when dropping off their children at school.  In particular, parents who are not giving way to pedestrians when turning the corner to gain access in the side streets.


End of Term 1

Students will be dismissed at 1.30pm on Thursday 28th March 2024.


Yours sincerely


Margaret Carlei

…your light must shine before people, 

so that they will see the good things you do 

and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:20