MISSION & VISION STATEMENT
Padbury Catholic Primary School is an education community committed to following in the footsteps of Jesus, living our motto ‘Love One Another’ (John 13:34)
Our Vision is to educate the whole child, Inspiring Hearts and Minds, to become faith-filled, creative, life-long learners through meaningful and innovative experiences.
Our Vision comes to life through our core values which are inspired by the Gospels and our Mercy charism: Compassion; Service; Mercy; Justice; Dignity; Hospitality; Stewardship; Excellence
Padbury Catholic Primary School serves the area of Padbury and other surrounding suburbs within close proximity to the school. It is a co-educational Catholic primary school catering for approximately 500 students from Pre-Kindy (3yr olds)-Yr 6.
There are specialist programmes in the areas of Music, Languages (Italian), Science, Drama/Visual Arts and Physical Education and a number of extra-curricular activities supported by the school.
Our Catholic faith is taught in every class according to the religious education guidelines for Western Australian Catholic schools. Padbury does not have a church on site however the school is part of the Whitford's Parish - Our Lady of the Missions.
Facilities include wonderful natural playgrounds, a large oval, tennis, netball, basketball and multicourt areas, an undercover area, hall, a well resourced library, an information technology learning hub, Science lab and contemporary, well equipped classrooms that are brought to life through the learning of the children.
Padbury Catholic Primary School is founded upon the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy. We have a staff of more than 40 teaching and non-teaching staff who are committed to providing a high level of pastoral care and quality education for students. As a Catholic school we uphold the values of Jesus Christ.
The name Padbury was given to the school as the Archbishop at the time asked that schools be referred to according to their locality. A survey to change the name was held at a later date but it was decided to keep the name as it is still today - Padbury Catholic Primary School.
Mercy: Be thoughtful, warm and respectful in all you do and say.
Compassion: Show you care for others in your words and actions
Justice: Treat everyone fairly and equally
Dignity: Show respect to everyone – we are all made in the image of God
Excellence: Always be your best and do your best
Hospitality: Be welcoming, friendly and inclusive in all you say and do
Stewardship: Let us take care of everything God has given us
Service: Make a positive difference in the life of others
MOTTO & EMBLEM
Our Motto: Foundation Principal Sister Carmel chose the motto of ‘Love one Another’ (John 13:34) as it is the first and greatest of all the commandments. If we do this then all other virtues will be a part of our life.
The Cross: The cross is stylised on the Mercy Cross because of the link with the Sisters of Mercy and Sister Carmel Wringe who was the Foundation Principal. It also represents Christ as the foundation of all that we aspire to be as a Catholic school.
The Rainbow of the Covenant: Every time we see a rainbow we are reminded of our friendship with God. This friendship is called a ‘covenant’ and as God promised Noah never to turn a back on those people chosen as partners and friends, our job is to make this a world of peace and love and never turn away from the God who cares for us.
The Water: Water symbolises our Baptism and also represents God’s gift of the ocean to us as part of our locality.