About St Mary's


Teaching and learning is the core business of St Mary’s. In addition to our Religious Education and values program, there is a strong emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Personal Development, Health and the Arts. Through our rich and explicit programs, based on the Science of Learning, we endeavour to assist the children to develop life-long skills and knowledge.

We have a strong team of qualified classroom support assistants, led by our classroom support teacher, who respond to the individual needs of the children in our care. We are passionate about providing a dynamic and engaging curriculum for our students which promotes best teaching practice and educational pedagogy. Above all, the staff of St Mary’s excel in relating to the children in their care and in their ability to strive for excellence in teaching and learning.

At St Mary's we have wonderful newly refurbished facilities that feature contemporary learning and break-out spaces, large performance and multipurpose halls and playgrounds and a multi-purpose sports court. All our classrooms have interactive panels and students have access to Chromebooks, iPads and personal computers.


Jesus Christ calls us as an inclusive community to live our faith, engage in quality learning and enrich our world for the future. 


Following in the footsteps of our founders, the Sisters of Mercy, Together As One we are:

Jesus’ hands, offering SERVICE to others,
Jesus’ eyes, seeing the needs of others with COMPASSION
Jesus’ heart, showing RESPECT for all creation
Jesus’ feet, walking with others in the spirit of JUSTICE
Jesus’ mind, persevering and striving for EXCELLENCE

View the Vision and Mission statement


St Mary's Primary School was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1903 and this rich Mercy history is still embedded in our actions today.

Catholic Education first began in Crookwell with lay teachers in 1892. In 1903 the Sisters of Mercy arrived and the first St. Mary’s School was established. The Catholic Convent, which adjoins the Church through the side Chapel, housed the first schoolroom.

In 1912 the school moved into a new Parish hall on land across the road. This remains our current school site. Over the years the school continued to grow and by 1948 St. Mary’s Memorial School was opened. The school remained in the care of the Sisters of Mercy until 1993.

Today St Mary’s Primary School is a Catholic Systemic school that follows the guidelines and policies set down by the Catholic Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and the NSW Board of Studies. Our school currently caters for 125 students from Kinder to Year 6. There are between 13 - 25 children in each class.

The Mercy values of Excellence, Compassion, Justice, Respect and Service underpin all we strive to achieve.