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St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School Central Bankstown offers a dynamic curriculum in a contemporary learning environment. Our vibrant and enthusiastic educators are committed to each student’s learning growth, along with their own professional development. Our modern, well-resourced classrooms are coupled with high quality educational programs that offer exceptional learning outcomes for our children.

At St Brendan’s, we value each individual and celebrate our differences, encouraging children to be accepting and respectful to all within our school community. The journey leads students to become emissaries of Faith, Respect, Love and Justice.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School in Central Bankstown. We hope you find our website informative and helpful as you explore a new chapter in your child’s education journey.

Our school is a highly multicultural and diverse community comprising many nationalities, the majority being Vietnamese. We encourage our community to be welcoming, collaborative and friendly. We have a vibrant and enthusiastic staff, committed to their own learning and to providing high quality educational programs for the children.

At St Brendan’s we value each individual and celebrate our differences, encouraging the children to be accepting and respectful to all. As a school founded by the Josephite Sisters, we continue to develop the charism of the Sisters of St Joseph, with a particular devotion to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

We follow our school motto “All for God” as our faith is at the core of all we do. We are very proud of our school and of our new learning spaces and encourage you to contact the School Office if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Miss Maria Femia
Principal

St Brendan Catholic Primary School Central Bankstown is a systemic Catholic two-stream primary school with over 4o0 students enrolled within the South of the Archdiocese of Sydney. With our rich, diverse cultural clientele, we work with parents, children and the parish to build our community and nurture the children’s faith.

Our school was founded in 1952 by the Sisters of St Joseph with 52 Kindergarten students.

Even then, the school had a high proportion of migrant families. Many families were refugees from Europe after World War II, from Lebanon in the 1970s and from Vietnam in the 1980s. As a result, programs were introduced to cater for the resulting multicultural mix such as a New Arrivals program, English as a Second Language and Vietnamese bilingual program, all which developed and changed and the English as a Second Language now known as English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

The school has had a number of building projects and the site continues to develop. We gained beautiful large learning spaces with lots of light and up to date technology through a building project which was completed at the end of 2019.

Our Vision

  • Nurture through love, faith, justice and respect
  • Empower through Education
  • Achieve potential

Our Mission

Inspiring Young Minds and Celebrating Diversity within a Faith-Filled Community

Our School Values

Inspired by our motto, “All for God“, as a community of students, staff, parents and parish, we aspire to develop students with strong Catholic values and beliefs, a love of learning and links to, and membership of the wider community.

Our core values acknowledge the Josephite Tradition of active service to others, inclusion and bringing hope to all, we have underpinned each of our core values with a phrase written by St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

The basis of all our work at St Brendan’s is as follows – “Never see a need without doing something about it”.

At St Brendan’s we value and promote Faith, Respect, Love and Justice.

  • Faith is what we believe, it is not based on evidence – “Believe the whisperings of God in your own heart.”(1868)
  • Respect is acting in ways that show we care for people’s feelings, belongings and environment – “See the beauty of God.” (1873)
  • Love is the ability to give selflessly without expecting anything in return – “Love one another and let charity guide you in all your life.” (1909)
  • Justice promotes equality and fairness for all as a sign of respect for the individual – “See the hand of God in everything that happens.” (1890)

Parish Priest: Fr Toan Nguyen
Assistant Priest: Fr Moses Tamale

A: 54 Northam Avenue, Bankstown, NSW 2200
P: (02) 9790 2859 

Sacraments are administered by the parish in partnership with the school, usually at the following times:

  • Reconciliation in Term 1 of Year 3
  • Confirmation in Term 2 of Year 6 
  • Eucharist in Term 3 of Year 3

Each grade has a Mass each term during the 9.00am Parish Mass on Tuesdays and families are invited to attend.

Twice a term, on a Sunday, each grade has a Family Mass, where families are invited to join their child in celebrating Mass with the parish.

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