A learning community

IN THE RACE: St Mary's is a learning community where all children are given the opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential.
IN THE RACE: St Mary's is a learning community where all children are given the opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential.

SINCE 1904. St Mary's has provided a Catholic education for children in Dubbo.

"We are a Catholic school and we strive to be a welcoming learning community that promotes quality education and trusting relationships in a supportive environment," principal Luke Wilson said.

There are 24 teachers on staff at St Mary's, who teach 14 classes ranging from kindergarten to year 6.

"After experiencing COVID and its restrictions in 2020 it was wonderful to be able to welcome families back into our school," Mr Wilson said.

"It was great to have our whole community gather for Masses, liturgies and sporting events.

"Unfortunately, COVID revisited in the second half of the year and forced us into closing our gates.

"However, we know we are at our best when we work together as a community and we can't wait to welcome parents-carers and families back t school in 2022.

"We have always known parents play an important role in their children's education, however, the remote learning earlier this year put a huge spotlight on this fact.

"Keeping kids on task while learning from home, in most cases, became the sole responsibility of parents.

"This was made extra challenging due to the fact many parents were juggling their own work commitments and disruptions.

"Parents have always been the first and most important educators in their children's lives but when school-based instruction couldn't be offered they had to become teachers. Our teachers provided guidance, access to resources, education, tools and technology and we enabled our parents to meet the challenge of having their children learning from home.

"Our families and our schools stepped up. Our teachers went into overdrive and parents made huge adjustments to their routines.

"Under challenging conditions, our partnership between family and school became more important than ever.

We all being part of a school where children, staff and families work together to make St Mary's a learning community where all children are given the opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential."

For more information, phone 6882 4790.

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