St Paul the Apostle is a co-educational Catholic, systemic primary school in the parish of Winston Hills and within the Diocese of Parramatta. The school’s core values of integrity, commitment, faith, empathy and leadership are encouraged through our daily interactions.
At St Paul the Apostle Primary, students are motivated to achieve their best and are engaged in their learning, both in and beyond the classroom.
Our strong community of students, staff, families and parish works together to make St Paul the Apostle a welcoming school that offers a high quality education for our students where all children can achieve their potential. At the centre of our community is a strong belief in our faith, and our commitment to it is continually nourished by the strong links we have with our parish priest, Fr Raning.
The motto of St Paul the Apostle Primary is ‘Victory through Faith’. This is a legacy of the commitment and contribution of the Holy Faith Sisters, who established the school. The pastoral leadership provided by the Sisters has ensured that our school motto is truly reflective of our philosophy and spirit. Community spirit is evident, and parents are welcomed and valued members of our school.
Learning at St Paul the Apostle
The quality of education is a high priority and the school leadership team and staff endeavour to deliver the best possible education for our students in an environment which values the dignity and unique talents of every student and teacher. St Paul the Apostle Primary utilises the latest educational research to offer its students a relevant and personalised 21st century education.
History of the School
St Paul the Apostle Primary was established in 1973 by Fr David Scott and the Sisters of Holy Faith. The Sisters were responsible for the running of the school between 1974 and 1999. The present lay Principal is Mrs Marian Bell and Assistant Principal is Mrs Jane Misek. The current parish priest is Fr Raning.
At the time of its establishment, the school was a single-storey building to which a second floor was added. A second two-storey building was constructed later and the school was completed when four demountables were purchased in the late 1970s and 1980s. During 1995, the parish undertook the building of a new school library, administration block and staffroom, which includes an undercover play area for the students and storage for the school and parent community.
During 2010 and 2011, St Paul's received a grant under the BER scheme and began the process of remodelling the classrooms to adapt them into agile learning spaces. The classrooms were updated with interactive whiteboards and air-conditioning. We also currently have Apple TV's, iPads, Macbooks, and many other items of current technology available for children and staff.
Today, St Paul's is a Catholic learning community that celebrates the diversity of backgrounds from which the students have come (approximately 57 different nationalities) and works to develop the confidence and skills necessary for all students to move on to the next stage of their education and life, with a sense of adventure and a thirst for knowledge. Our students are prepared for a world which is changing daily and where ‘the sky’s the limit’.