St Pius X Primary School, Windale, is a Kindergarten to Year 6 systemic school in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle that aims to provide a sound educational framework that will equip pupils with the skills to make a worthwhile contribution to society and ultimately achieve personal development.
Smaller class sizes allow teachers at St Pius X to focus on the individual child and give them the assistance they require to reach their full potential.
With a large percentage of students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, St Pius X supports Indigenous students through their education and assists them in helping them achieve their best. The school provides opportunities for members of the school community to enhance their appreciation and knowledge of Aboriginal Australia and Aboriginal spirituality and strives to identify, appreciate and respect Aboriginal families in the community and actively involve them in the education of students and school activities.
St Pius X offers a range of sports across the internal and external sporting program allowing students to compete and represent at regional, diocesan, state and national level in swimming, cross country, athletics, gymnastics, basketball, netball and soccer. Students also have the opportunity to participate in sport gala days, Newcastle Knights league coaching clinics, the intensive swimming program and skills programs in gymnastics, futsal, bike riding and basketball, conducted by Lake Macquarie PCYC.
Learning with technology is a central focus at St Pius X, where students have access to interactive SMART Boards, iPads and laptops in every classroom, as well as the library, including the latest computer technology and video conferencing facilities. Student learning is also enriched by the provision of dynamic information skills and literature programs such as MiniLit, Lexia and Mathletics.
St Pius X operates as a professional learning community where teachers work collaboratively to plan and deliver learning programs tailored to individual needs so that all students experience high levels of achievement.
Students of St Pius X Primary School, Windale, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Mary's Catholic College, Gateshead.