Information about The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School Newborough

Immaculate Heart of Mary (St Mary’s) is a Catholic primary school located one hundred and thirty eight kilometres from Melbourne in Central Gippsland.

St Mary’s Primary School in Newborough has been offering quality education in the Moe-Newborough area for 60 years. St Mary's offers all children and their families an environment where learning for all aspects of life is is highly valued.

St Mary’s comprehensive curriculum is based on the needs of the individual child, with a high priority placed on literacy and numeracy, where we believe all children can succeed. Support, in the form of Reading Recovery and Bridges, assist children who have found literacy challenging. EMU (Extending Mathematical Understanding) is in place for children who find mathematics difficult.

We provide many opportunities for our students to participate in a wide range of sporting and performance-based activities; including the annual school concert, the Traralgon Eisteddfod and inter-school sports.

All the classrooms in the school have recently been refurbished and in 2017 we opened  our new Learning Centre.  We have an extensive, fully-fenced playground, which includes a grass oval and two basketball/netball courts.

In 2018, our enrolment is 167 students with a staff of twenty-five, which consists of the principal, deputy, classroom teachers and school support staff, both in the classroom and in administration.

Our specialist subjects are available on a semester rotation, Art and ICT for one semester and Music and Science for the other semester. Our LOTE subject, Italian, is available for the whole year to all grade levels. Our general curriculum is wonderfully complemented by our Diocesan Religious Education curriculum, “Journeying Together in Hope.”

We pride ourselves on the effective pastoral care and the community spirit which exists at St Mary's. We gather as a whole school community to celebrate important occasions throughout the year such as, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day. Our annual school fete and concert are both tremendous community events.