Rosary Park Catholic School, Branxton is a systemic Catholic school situated in the Hunter Valley, NSW, catering to students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Committed to meeting the learning needs of all students, the school blends traditional and contemporary learning styles and has a range of new buildings and first class facilities that serve a wide and diverse cross section of communities, both rural and urban, in the Greta and Branxton Parishes.
It is a safe, welcoming and caring environment where children are encouraged to become lifelong learners and discerning individuals able to use their knowledge and skills for their own good and for the good of society.
Rosary Park strives to develop a love of learning in every child by encouraging students to value the opportunities made available to them by providing high quality and challenging educational activities that enable students to achieve to their full potential. The school encourages all students to strive for academic excellence in all Key Learning Areas and pursue interests in a range of co-curricular activities. We utilise technology as a learning tool and students in Years 5 and 6 use one-to-one digital learning devices.
Rosary Park challenges every student in a supportive learning environment and values each student’s different abilities. A wide range of support is provided for students who need assistance with learning academically and socially, and academic strengths are challenged during classroom learning along with enrichment activities including science and engineering challenges, Tournament of the Minds and Creative and Critical Thinking.
The school strongly believes in the importance of the wellbeing of children, parents, staff and community with a focus on the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) framework. We wish to develop confident students with high self-esteem, respect and dignity, and we are firmly committed to working in partnership with parents and carers. The school celebrates Wellbeing Week each term and maintains a continual focus on wellbeing and mindfulness in all aspects of school life throughout the year.
Rosary Park offers opportunities for children to develop leadership skills and to grow as confident individuals. The school gives students a well-balanced education through participation in a myriad of extra-curricular initiatives which allow each individual to expand their interest and skills and encourages children’s involvement in social justice initiatives such as Mini Vinnies and Mercy Works, following in the footsteps of our founders, The Sisters of Mercy.
A Before and After School Care service is provided to Rosary Park students by St Nicholas OOSH services. It caters for all students each morning from 7am to 8.30am and each afternoon from 3pm to 6pm, as well as vacation care in school holidays and pupil free days.
An enthusiastic Parents & Friends Association strives to work with the school's executive and all members of the school community to make all people, particularly new families, feel welcome and to develop a supportive and effective learning environment.