Principal's Welcome


St Mary’s Primary School is a Catholic K - 6 school located in the township of Young.

It has a long and rich tradition educating students from Young and the surrounding region dating back over one hundred years.


It has strong links with the Presentation Sisters and it is their charism which is borne out in the school motto “To Love is to Serve”.

St Mary’s is a Catholic school, however it has a significant number of students who are not from the Catholic tradition but whose parents want their children to experience an education based on christian values while maintaining high academic standards and behavioural expectations. 

St Mary’s has modern learning environments and well landscaped grounds with a range of activities to both challenge and build the experiences of students. The school has a strong ICT program with iPads and ChromeBooks being used across the school. Our students are supported in class by a learning support team who work with children that need support across literacy and numeracy. Our talented students, who are identified through testing or are teacher nominated, engage in experiences that require them to challenge themselves while developing skills to work with others. These experiences are planned by the school's enrichment teacher.

The school offers a range of experiences outside the classroom. As well as a wide range of sporting activities on offer, students can involve themselves in choir, chess, tournament of the minds, environmental activities and dance.

The school staff are highly skilled, experienced and have a passion for teaching. We work in partnership with parents and welcome them into the school to assist or to talk with staff at any time.

We are part of St Mary's Parish and Fr Jiss, the Parish Priest, is a regular visitor. Catholic students receiving the sacraments are supported by both the school and the parish team.

I welcome any parents who are considering St Mary’s for their child’s education to contact the school office and arrange a time to meet with me and be taken for a tour of the school.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Hughes