St Margaret Mary’s School
St Margaret Mary’s School is a primary school in the Catholic tradition. The school was established in 1928 by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and as a result follows the strong tradition of Josephite education in South Australia.
Our school caters for students from preschool to Year 7. The school currently has approximately 400 children from Reception to Year Seven, with the capacity to take 50 preschool children within the sessions offered. Through the Gospel values of Justice, Compassion, Integrity, Responsibility, and Perseverance we teach children to be responsible for themselves, and to show respect towards others and the environment.
Located in the western suburbs of Adelaide (15 minutes from the city and 20 minutes from the beach) the school offers a range of programs that meet the educational and social needs of all students. The school boasts new and contemporary facilities, including individual access to computers.
This year (2019) St Margaret Mary's school held a pyjama day that was used as a fundraiser for Catholic Charities. The children were able to donate a coin, food or clothing to wear their pyjamas with the food and clothing going to St Vincent dePaul and the money going to Catholic Charities. It was a fantastic day and a really fun way to raise money for Catholic Charities and the work they do in supporting the community. See photos below!
Other events organised by the school:
Year 7 students' social justice group called the ‘Justice League’ co-ordinate many social justice activities across the school. At the beginning of term 4, they planned and organised a whole school disco and all money raised went towards supporting Catholic Charities. All the students received a glow stick and had an amazing time dancing to all the latest songs. This was a great initiative that was highly supported by the whole school community.
Catholic Charities appreciates the effort put it by the school community and the money raised by these fundraising events.
(The donations amount includes money raised since 2015).