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Welcome to St Vincent’s Primary School and thank you for taking the time to learn more about how we can support your child in their first years of formal education. We feel privileged to share in the responsibility to nurture and grow our young students and so we work hard to ensure every child is known, valued, and supported.

At St Vincent’s, we deeply value partnerships and collaboration with parents and the parish. We encourage family involvement in supporting their child’s learning progress, as well as participation in activities that help to build a strong sense of community. The parish also continually provides a great source of faith and life for us all.

As Principal, I feel privileged to be part of the St Vincent’s story, a rich tradition that has been unfolding for over 50 years now and leading a team committed to academic excellence and the highest level of pastoral care for all our children. We focus on cultivating an environment and culture that supports the physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development of every student.

At St Vincent’s we believe that each child brings his/her own talents and gifts that will be valued, nurtured, and developed through the dynamic and stimulating curriculum and opportunities that we offer. We warmly welcome enquiries from all prospective families and look forward to sharing with you all that our wonderful school can offer your child.

We look forward to meeting you,

Rachel Smith

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St Vincent's School Prayer 

Dear Lord,
As we begin this day I thank you for the Land,
the Language and the Culture of our Indigenous people.
I offer you myself and all I do today.
Mary, my mother, help me to love God and others today.
St Vincent de Paul, show me how to love and care for others, by walking in the
Footsteps of Jesus.

What does Caritas mean?

The word Caritas on our school emblem means 'Love'the selfless kind of charity towards others. St Vincent de Paul, our patron saint, was dedicated to serving the poor and was was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity. It is through our emblem that all members of our community remember these qualitites and seek to use them in their daily lives


School Houses

The Arrernte people, sometimes referred to as the Aranda, Arunta, or Arrarnta are Aboriginal Australian people who live in the Arrernte lands in the area of Alice Springs and surrounding areas of the Central Australia region of the Northern Territory.

The suburb of Aranda in the ACT is on the land of the Ngunnawal Aboriginal people.

We acknowledge the origins of the land on which our school resides and celebrate its indigenous heritage. There are four school houses at St Vincent’s and each has an indigenous meaning: