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Why choose us?

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Lane Cove prepares students for an ever-changing world by providing skills for life. We encourage academic performance in an environment of innovation. Critical and creative thinking are central pillars of our teaching, and the social and emotional development of students are given equal focus.

Close connections with the community and parish ensures that St Michael’s is an all-embracing and all-welcoming school.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Lane Cove.

I am very excited to join the St Michael’s Catholic Primary School community as Acting Principal for 2024 and I extend a warm welcome to you. I am honoured to have the privilege to work with Sydney Catholic Schools and especially the staff, families, parishioners and students of St Michael’s Catholic Primary School.

My goals for this year are focused on working in partnership with the school community to achieve planned and targeted academic and community improvement plans while nurturing high expectations. Our comprehensive approach includes a diverse range of extra-curricular activities designed to enrich each student’s experience. Our commitment is to nurture the whole child by providing a well-rounded, holistic education that extends beyond the classroom. A love of learning, teamwork and personal growth align to enable your child to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

I look forward to continuing to foster a school culture where parents and teachers work in partnership to strive to empower students to become resilient, creative, confident, lifelong learners who are optimistic about their future and the positive impact they can have on the world.

The Mercy values of compassion, respect, justice, courage, service and hospitality underpin the school motto of ‘love and loyalty’. The mission of the school inspires the community to love God through educating students in the rich traditions of the Catholic faith and assisting them to respond to the message of Jesus in their lives; love others by valuing and respecting all members of the community and challenging them to do what Jesus would do; love learning by providing a dynamic student-centered education which inspires children to become enthusiastic life-long learners. We look forward to continuing to build a learning environment where members will learn and flourish in a safe, effective and engaging learning environment. We strive to live out the Gospel values of Jesus each day in a supportive and caring environment that acknowledges and celebrates the gifts and talents of all those in the community.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our school and if you would like to call or make an appointment to take a tour of the school. Please do not hesitate to contact our school office.

Mrs Mary Hor

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Lane Cove commenced in 1919 as a church-school, but it wasn’t until the actual parish of St Michael’s Longueville was formed in 1922 that the Sisters of Mercy began teaching at St Michael’s. The Parish Priest, Fr Hugh McGuire, arranged for the Sisters of Mercy (North Sydney Congregation) to run the school. The Sisters of Mercy had staffed St Michael’s up until 1985, when they ended their leadership of the school. The first lay Principal was Mrs Caroline Leuenberger.

In 2011, through Federal Government funding, a large multi-purpose centre was built and named in honour of Monsignor Hugh McGuire. A leadlight window from the original St Michael’s Church is featured prominently outside this building. 

In 2019, St Michael’s has an enrolment of approximately 530 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

The Mercy charism is alive and well at St Michael’s. We listen to our hearts, are ready to be open and responsive by being aware of others and developing empathy. It begins with our heart and leads us to action and justice.

As Catherine McAuley called on the Sisters of Mercy, we are called to not just talk about love and compassion, but to do something about helping other people in need. This is the Mercy charism in action.

Our MissionVision
Our vision and mission engage students, families and staff in the faith life and positive learning culture of the school.

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Lane Cove is built on an authentic faith and learning community who value:

  • Love of God educating students in the rich traditions of the Catholic faith and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, assisting them to respond to the message of Jesus in their lives.
  • Love of Others valuing and respecting all members of the community and challenging them to do what Jesus would do.
  • Love of Learning providing a dynamic student-centred education, and inspiring children to become enthusiastic life-long learners as members of a broader global community.

Our ParishFr Geoff Plant, our Parish Priest, is a well-known figure at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Lane Cove. He prepares our classes for Reconciliation, involves students in parish Masses, upskills students to be altar servers, contributes to the implementation of the Religious Education syllabus and is a prominent figure at important school events. 

St Michael’s Parish church is located diagonally across the road from the school. The St Michael’s Parish website provides information on Mass times and opportunities to connect further with the parish community. 

Weekend Masses
Lane Cove: Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday 9.30am, 6.00pm
Riverview: Sunday 7.30am
Greenwich: Sunday 8.00am 

Weekday Masses
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12.00pm and Saturday 9.15am 

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