Welcome to St Anthony’s, a school boasting a rich history of excellence in teaching and learning.
Our school motto of ‘Love and Service’ is central to our school community. 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. Here, we strive to “Make a Difference” as a community by embracing and celebrating the uniqueness, creativity and achievements of each individual.
We are an inclusive primary school that encourages agile, collaborative thinkers with learning that extends beyond the classroom. Your child will gain a holistic education at St Anthony’s, based on the Catholic values which underpin our curriculum and guide all our actions.
As a new Principal at St Anthony’s, I have personally experienced the warmest of welcomes from this astonishing school community. Across the playground, I immediately witness children of all ages playing together – here you don’t only gain friends from your class, you gain friends from across the school. I’ve also been struck by how energetic and enthusiastic each member of our dedicated and talented staff are. Our teachers nurture, engage and challenge each student to achieve their personal best. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, and this village is bursting with loving and supportive friends, parents and teachers.
We welcome students of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to join our school. Children enrolled in our school do not need to be of the Catholic faith but are expected to embrace our Catholic values.
I invite you to meet me and to come explore our school by visiting our Facebook page. Alternatively, if you would like a private tour or wish to speak to someone at the school, please contact the office on (02) 9665 7399 or email us.
History St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School Clovelly opened as a primary and secondary school with 45 students in 1918 and was staffed by the Sisters of St Joseph. In 1922, the second storey of the school opened with 220 students. St Anthony’s became solely a primary school in 1963. The three unique charisms of the Sisters of St Joseph, the Presentation Sisters and the Michaelite Fathers are celebrated through history, prayer and liturgy.
The area that is now Clovelly parish was originally part of the Franciscan district administrated from Waverley, where Franciscan community was established from Ireland in 1879.
This first parish building was a one storey church school designed and built by Mr Moriraty of Melbourne and the the first Mass was celebrated in it on the fourth Sunday of Advent, 23 December 1917, by Fr Kelly.
This first parish building now forms the lower part of the ground floor of the current school.