Our Identity

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The Assumption Catholic Primary School is proudly founded on the traditions of the Sisters of St. Joseph, with inspiration from 

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Fr. Julian Tenison Woods.

Our Vision

As a community of faith, The Assumption School 

will provide quality Catholic learning for all.


Our Mission

  • To develop each person’s faith in a Gospel inspired community.
  • Ensuring opportunity and excellence in learning so that each student will achieve their personal best.

  • To develop students’ Catholic values so that they take their place in a wisdom based society.

  • Through effective stewardship, provide a caring, safe, well-resourced learning community.

School name and motto


The Assumption Catholic Primary School, (established 1952), is under the patronage of Mary the Mother of God and focuses particularly on the Catholic belief that after her life on earth, Mary was assumed, body and soul to heavenly glory where she is uniquely placed and continuously intercedes for the members of her Son’s Church.

The Feast of The Assumption on 15th August, points to the fulfilment of grace, when Mary was taken, body and soul, into heaven to share in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection. The Assumption of Mary is significant for all humanity, since she anticipates our resurrection with Christ in glory. She was taken up to heaven as ‘the beginning and the pattern of the Church in its perfection, and a sign of hope and comfort for your people on their pilgrim way’. (Preface of the Assumption)

Naturally The Assumption Catholic Primary School has always had a strong family focus and a deep respect for the dignity of each person.

The school crest combines ‘M’ for Mary the Mother of God, with a crown of twelve stars (cf. Rev 12:1). The motto in Latin, Ad Jesum per Mariam is translated: To Jesus through Mary. The design and artwork for the crest were created by Sr Marie Williams who was a member of the original Assumption staff.