St Paul the Apostle School, Doreen, Victoria

Horizons of Hope

...the mission, and privilege, of the Catholic school to build a community, where authentic relationships based on love provide the means and the support for all students to flourish and grow into the fullness of life.

(Archbishop Denis Hart - Horizons of Hope)

School Profile 

St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School opened our doors for the first time in February 2015. We are a Foundation to Year Six school with the provision of attached secondary schooling, scheduled for 2022 by Catholic Education Melbourne.

As a Catholic school, our values are based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We strive to live out his message in our everyday life and learning in our school community. Together we explore the relevance and importance of faith in our lives and the ways in which it supports us as we grow. We accept our call to service through participation in a variety of social action initiatives and work closely with our community to offer support to those in need. We are part of the vibrant parish of Christ the Light which encompasses the Doreen, Mernda, Whittlesea and Kinglake areas.

As a learning community, we believe in the potential of all children. We highlight the importance of learning how to be effective, creative and dynamic learners, while covering the required content of the Victorian Curriculum. Through a culture of thinking we continue to develop the curious and questioning minds of our children. Supported by the research of Project Zero, Harvard University and Dr Ron Ritchhart, we strive to develop learners who can think deeply, analyse critically and identify what is important.

We are a learning community that works in partnership with parents, families, parish and local community. We respect the role that each group plays in the development of our children. We look forward to welcoming you into our community and invite you to share in the learning.


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