“We believe education is an active partnership between school, home and community so that every student can experience learning success. Students are engaged in education that develops the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and creative aspects of their lives.” Genny McNair, Principal
A wide variety of social, spiritual, cultural and co-curricular programs are offered so that students can experience success outside the classroom as well.
As a professional learning community, we are united in our mission of ensuring that the young people who graduate from St Finbarr’s School are well equipped with academic, social and spiritual skills for their onward journey to high school and for their life ahead.
St Finbarr’s School is resourced exceptionally well and includes fully airconditioned classrooms, a well-resourced library and digital technologies that are integrated throughout the school including Apple TV, 1 to 1 iPad access and 1 to 2 laptop access. There is a multipurpose undercover sporting court for netball, basketball, tennis, indoor soccer and cricket, a well-equipped sporting shed, a variety of musical instruments and a school tuckshop.
We acknowledge parents and carers as the first educators of our students. As educators we want to learn what you know of your child so we can work in partnership to understand and use that knowledge. We work closely with parents and carers and teach them how to support learning in the home.
“We just used to read them books, now we actually help teach. We have been shown how to do retells and predictions and what to do if they have trouble with any of the words. We can tell them to stretch words and chunk them, but mostly we can help them understand the meaning of what they are reading.” St Finbarr’s parent