I warmly welcome you to St Mary’s Hamilton. We are a Catholic school located in Hamilton, Western Victoria. St Mary's has a current enrolment of approximately 229 students from the surrounding parish and district.
Our Parish school was established in 1858 in by Nicholas Flynn and his wife Margaret. The school has been blessed with the governance and involvement of the Loreto Sisters (1905-24) and the Good Samaritan Sisters (1924-2014). The school retains the values of the religious orders that served the local community and which continue to inspire the educational family at St Mary's.
In 1905 the school took up residence at the Coleraine Road site and was an educational home to primary and secondary aged children from the Parish until the late sixties. For 106 years the Coleraine Road site was a place where the local Catholic community made a connection with teaching and learning with many families dedicating generations to the St Mary’s story. In 2011 St Mary’s completed the construction of our current facilities in Hiller Lane and relocated the school community for the commencement of Term 2 in that year.
At St Mary’s there is a commitment to the development of the whole child: spiritual, social, emotional, physical and intellectual. The school community promotes and strives for a child safe environment where the needs of all children are met.
Underpinning everything that happens in our school is our commitment to making the presence of Jesus obvious to everyone who enters. We promote this in the way we treat each other, in our relationships and in the atmosphere of respect, co-operation and friendship which permeates throughout our daily activities. We focus heavily on our three school values – Respect Our School, Do Your Best and Help Others to Succeed – which guides us in all we do.
I invite you to contact our school and take a tour – you will be delighted by what you see!
Our Principal, Terrielynn Groves with our 2023 School Captains, Willow and Aiden.