I am Ray Rose and I welcome you to our St Mary’s School website. Our school is a small learning community situated in the heart of the Wheatbelt, home to open farmland, wildflower trails, magnificent granite rocks and a beautiful small country town.
Our culture is one of continuous improvement based on the principles of shared decision making and team work. As a community of learners we are committed to working together to guide and support each other in reaching the highest levels of development of the mind, heart, body and spirit. This is achieved by building a safe, inclusive and secure learning environment in which all children can develop a sense of belonging and wellbeing.
We are guided by the traditions and beliefs of the Catholic Church, we strive to foster development of the whole child, integrated faith, life and culture. We acknowledge and promote the importance of leading a life of faith.
As Principal of St Mary’s I am immensely proud of our people, our programs and our continual progress. I believe that it is a combination of the people in our community, parents, friends and staff that make a difference in the educational outcomes of our students.
Our professional and collegial teachers, supported by our wonderful administrative and teaching assistant staff, are committed to continually improving their teaching practice and using their expertise to create balanced and challenging learning programs tailored to the needs of each student. A wide variety of in-school and extracurricular programs enhance student learning.
Students, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life and in the decisions of the school. Parents are valued as true partners in the education of their children, contributing their initiative, energy, time and expertise to the school.
Our school year is full of major highlights, special events which we value and celebrate together as a school community. But along with these I hope that, as a school, we provide our students with small highlights every day they come to school – something they feel they have done well, a new thing they have learned, something they feel they have improved at -and that these highlights are celebrated with their classmates, their teachers and their families.
We are very proud of our wonderful school and I invite you to explore our new and exciting website. I welcome the opportunity to provide more information about St Mary’s School. Please feel free to visit our school for enrolment information and/or ring the school office to make an appointment to meet me.
Principal of St Mary's Merredin