Rosary Park Catholic School, Branxton is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school and one of the newest Catholic primary schools to be built in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Equipped with modern facilities and 21st century technology, Rosary Park provides contemporary and flexible learning environments and quality teaching for all students to maximise learning opportunities within and beyond the school grounds.
The school community encourages the unique and creative talents of every student, giving them the opportunity to discover, strengthen and express their creative abilities through music, drama and visual arts. Students have the opportunity to participate in CAPA workshops, join the school choir, receive private music lessons from the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music, audition for ASPIRE, enter the Branxton community art show and perform in the school musical.
Rosary Park offers a range of sports across their internal and external sporting program including netball, soccer, rugby league, touch football, AFL and winter and summer sports. Students are also given the opportunity to compete and represent at local, regional, diocesan, state and national levels in swimming and athletics carnivals, cross country, gala days and team sports.
Educational programs have been introduced to increase students connection with and awareness of nature and environmental issues, including the Bush Care Group where a number Year 5 and 6 students undertake outdoor environmental activities on a weekly basis. Students are involved in the development of a vegetable and sustainability garden which allows them to grow seasonal vegetables, recycle and compost, with the intention of providing produce for the school canteen.
Rosary Park strives to develop an Australian spirituality that reflects its Catholic story, whilst also recognising the significance and owners of the traditional land upon which it has established learning roots. The school conducts workshops on local Aboriginal knowledge and invites guest speakers to share their knowledge through the art forms of dance, painting and storytelling.