Principal’s Welcome

A Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle school, St John Vianney Primary is located in a semi-rural setting in the heart of the township of Morisset, gateway to the south-western side of Lake Macquarie.

Thank for choosing to learn more about St John Vianney Primary School, Morisset.  As the proud principal of St John Vianney, I am thrilled to lead a school where opportunities for faith, growth, learning, and achievement are at the heart of everything we do.

Our commitment at St John Vianney goes beyond academic excellence; we aim to nurture well-rounded individuals who embody the values of respect, responsibility, and resilience. Our dedicated teaching staff is here to inspire and guide students on their educational journey, fostering an environment that encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.

We take pride in being a Catholic community where respect, forgiveness, honesty, and continuous learning are paramount. These core values are not just words but the foundation of our Positive Behaviours for Learning Program, which has significantly shaped the culture of our school. We strive to create an environment that promotes self-discipline emphasising the responsibility of the entire school community for student welfare.

Our unique family-oriented atmosphere ensures that every child is known and cared for, fostering connections that span across all grades. Buddying Kindergarten children with Year 5 students and our school events contribute to this sense of community, where relationships thrive, and support is readily available.

Beyond the classroom, St John Vianney provides opportunities for students to actively participate in the life of our Parish. Students attend regular Masses and liturgies, along with the efforts of our Mini Vinnies group, showcase our commitment to faith, service, and outreach. In essence, St John Vianney is not just a school; it is a small, happy, and peaceful community with a real spirit of togetherness.

As you explore our school website, you’ll discover the various programs, activities, and events that contribute to the vibrant and engaging educational experience we offer. We believe in the power of collaboration between the school and parents, recognising that parental involvement and support are integral to the success of our students.

I look forward to welcoming you to St John Vianney.

Freda Pascoe