The Future and more
Dear Parents, Students and Friends,Our Parish and our future school.
Ignatian spirituality the guiding charism of our Parish, seeks to find God in all things. It is the pathway to deeper prayer, discernment in decision making, and an active life of service to others.
St Mary’s Parish was established in 1856. The Jesuits assumed care of the Parish in 1878 and our school was founded the following year. The Parish of Our Lady of the Way was formally recognised in 2015 and this saw the bringing together of the three parishes of St Mary’s Star of the Sea at Kirribilli, with St Francis Xavier of Lavender Bay and St Mary’s North Sydney.In 2021 Marist College North Shore and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School are formally joining to become Marist Catholic College North Shore. Our Parish has given this project great support. As the new College comes into being it will be a Marist school which has also been influenced by three other great Catholic religious groups. These are the Jesuit Priests, the Josephite and Mercy Nuns.
Our next staff development day is on August 13 and it will see the staff of both Marist and St Mary’s working together. Our purpose will be to commence discussing the vision and mission of Marist Catholic College a kindergarten to Year 12 College. Br Graham Neist fms is a Marist who will be leading our discussions on the day. Our intention is to find the main themes of common shared purpose held by the staff of both schools.
Our school will acknowledge NAIDOC Week at an assembly on Wednesday. NAIDOC Week is officially held during school holidays. The theme for NAIDOC 2019 is Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future. We have had some focus at school on the Uluru Statement from the Heart which was delivered in 2017.