Welcome to Holy Innocents’ Catholic Primary School Croydon. At Holy Innocents’, we make a difference through learning partnerships. As a teaching and learning team, we endeavour to ensure that your child is a creative, critical thinker who can adapt, relate and contribute to their world .
The staff of Holy Innocents’ work collaboratively with students and parents to provide opportunities where children grow as learners and people of faith. Our motto, ‘To Love, To Lead, To Shine’ supports our vision for students: that are connected deeply with their faith, that they are passionate about learning and that they model the key characteristics of contemporary citizenship which will enable them to be successful in their future life.
We strive for excellence in learning and nurture a safe and inclusive multicultural environment upholding the values of respect, empathy, self-control and teamwork (REST): respect and responsibility for self, others, and the environment.
Parents are welcome and we seek your constructive participation and feedback through decision-making processes. We invite you to become familiar with our community through our website.
Holy Innocents’ School Catholic Primary School Croydon began in February 1925. The school opened with 55 pupils. During the week, the new Church was partitioned off into classrooms, with pews used as desks. The holes from the hinges from the drop down desk tops can still be seen today in the church.
The first teachers were two Sisters of Charity from Concord. Due to the pressing need for more teachers in their own Parish, by 1927 they could no longer service the school. On their arrival, the Presentation Sisters advertised that they would take lessons in piano and all stringed instruments, singing, theory of music, elocution, dancing, shorthand, bookkeeping and business principles. In 1927, the school had 142 pupils.
We build upon and celebrate the rich traditions and charisms of both the Sisters of Charity and the Presentation Sisters. The influence of both of these orders on our school still resonates and has rich links to our motto ‘to love, to lead, to shine.’
The school motto, Light My Way was created through a shared process involving students, staff and parents and epitomises our commitment to our Presentation charism and our commitment to share our Catholic faith through teachers and parents working together to educate students in faith.
As a Catholic School we are committed to:
nurturing the Catholic faith and traditions founded on Jesus Christ and His teachings
providing a motivating, contemporary Australian education that enables all students to achieve their full potential.
inclusive teaching practices that uphold the dignity of each student.
empowering students to make a difference in the world.