Why Mary Immaculate?

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Mary Immaculate has a ​​rich tradition of providing an inclusive Catholic education to the families of Annerley and beyond. We strive to carry on the Sisters of St. Joseph legacy while bringing our unique gifts and insights to the school.

Through the principles of Christian living, we promote and strengthen relationships that are inclusive, respectful, and based on trust. We will:

  • ​Foster our faith and relationship with God;
  • Provide quality teaching that engages all learners;
  • Maintain and further develop a safe and stimulating environment;
  • Provide school leadership and management practices that are efficient, just, and responsive to community needs.

Our learning community is gifted with families from diverse social and cultural backgrounds as well as many faith traditions. Together we seek to form a life-giving learning community that seeks to build a more just world through quality education.

We welcome and encourage the involvement of parents and look forward to developing a positive partnership with you.



Why choose a Catholic school?

"An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of Catholic schools." - Pope Francis

​We teach the values that last a lifetime, such as faith, kindness, honesty and compassion.

Y​our child’s education should not be the same as their classmates. Why? Your child has unique gifts and deserves teachers who seek opportunities for progress, every school day.

Catholic schools offer this and more by not only pursuing academic excellence but excellence in all pursuits.

Of course, academic achievement is important in every school. However, academic achievement alone does not define success in our world.

Your child’s education should not only be measured by tests and scores. Teachers in Catholic schools know a ranking upon graduation is not the sole definition of your child’s success.

Their education should also be filled with encouragement and wonderment; where their heart sings with joy, every school day.

It should be an education that prepares them to walk gently in an increasingly complex world. And a Catholic education creates a life of purpose, kindness, honesty and compassion.

Catholic schools partner with parents to:

  • Teach faith-based, lifelong learning that engages the whole person.
  • Encourage every child to pursue academic excellence, plus excellence in all pursuits, so they realise their God-given potential.
  • Nurture the gifts of each child, encouraging them to follow and live the teachings of Jesus.​


How affordable is a Catholic school?

A Catholic education for your child is a wise choice and fees in Archdiocesan schools may be less than you imagined. Families are encouraged to explore the affordability of their choice of school.

All families have the opportunity to seek a Catholic education for their children​. Financial aid is available from all Archdiocesan Catholic schools. Fee remissions, family discounts, bursaries and other options are available. Please don’t hesitate to discuss this with our Principal, Mrs Smith.​​​