St Kevin’s Primary School Cardiff, is a single stream school that offers small class sizes with exceptional and dedicated staff. It is supported by an amazing parent and Parish community, who subscribe to our philosophy of “it takes village to raise a child”. All members of this village ensure that they contribute in their own way, to the nurturing of the body, mind and spirit of all children at St Kevin’s Primary School.
St Kevin’s is proud of its origins as a Josephite school, following in the footsteps of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. We live by the legacy of Mary MacKillop of “Never seeing a need without doing something about it!” Catholic values are embedded into our everyday life through Making Jesus Real. How we greet, treat and speak to others, is paramount to following in the footsteps of Jesus and demonstrating to all what we truly believe in.
St Kevin’s is a school that celebrates the diversity that Australia is today. We have a strong pride and knowledge in our Indigenous culture. We embrace the cultures of those from other lands, sharing and learning from each other so that we are all one and equal in our village.
St Kevin’s students consistently achieve strong NAPLAN results. St Kevin’s is a Gifted Education Lead school, where we target both literacy and numeracy, while also catering for the needs of students who may struggle in these areas.
St Kevin’s provides opportunities for all students to work and achieve at their level, allowing them to participate Science and Engineering days, leadership forums and various sporting events. St Kevin’s senior classes attend school camps and have the opportunity to visit Canberra and experience its many cultural and educational facilities.
Musical expression and creativity are highly valued at St Kevin’s with students able to join the school choir and perform at local community events. Guitar lessons are available for students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 provided by locally based music company. St Kevin’s produces a whole school musical where students can contribute their skills in acting, singing or dance on a 2-year cycle. Art club is held during lunch times on a Thursday.
The robotics program encourages students to use their creativity and natural curiosity through hands-on experiences and the mentor-based programs build science, engineering and technology skills that inspire innovation, foster self-confidence, communication, and leadership. St Kevin’s also provides workshops on learning to code, building websites, creating apps, 3D printing and design, Arduino, robotics, Google research and Digital Citizenship, which encompasses online behaviour and safety.
St Kevin’s parents form an integral part of the school community assisting with the running of the uniform shop, school canteen, fundraising and school sporting carnivals. Parents and grandparents also assist in the classrooms with reading and craft activities and parents are welcome to accompany classes on various excursions throughout the year.
St Kevin’s also provides a satellite classroom for the Hunter Aspect School which prepares students with autism for mainstream schooling in their local area.
Students of St Kevin's Primary School, Cardiff are encouraged to continue their Catholic education for Years 7 to 12 by attending St Paul's Catholic College, Booragul.