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Vision, Mission and Values


Grow in respect and honesty


With Christ as our model,

we the school community of St Anthony of Padua,

in partnership with the parish,

strive to provide quality Catholic education

in the spirit and charism of St Mary Mackillop,

whilst living by our school motto

"Grow in Respect and Honesty"


As partners in Catholic education, our staff are called to:

  • Demonstrate the rich traditions of our faith through prayer, liturgy, and social interaction, which contribute to the Church’s Mission of evangelisation.
  • Ensure Religious Education is a priority in this school, through teaching our Catholic faith and incorporating the Gospel values in all that we do.
  • Provide quality learning experiences that accept and recognise the personal strengths and limitations of individuals as they strive for personal excellence.
  • Provide an education for life that is attentive to the needs of all students based on a shared philosophy of team teaching.
  • Engage our students with contemporary social justice issues so they willingly commit to a hope-filled future.
  • Recognise and affirm the dignity of each individual in an environment of deep mutual respect for themselves, others, and the world around us.


At St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School in Picton, NSW, our values are rooted in the rich traditions of our faith and the teachings of St. Mary Mackillop. Our vision is to follow in the footsteps of Christ, guided by our school motto, "Grow in Respect and Honesty." We are committed to fostering a strong partnership with our parish and providing quality Catholic education. Our mission is to demonstrate our faith through prayer, liturgy, and social interaction, prioritising Religious Education and Gospel values. We strive to offer high-quality learning experiences that embrace individual strengths and encourage personal excellence. Our dedicated staff engage with contemporary social justice issues to inspire hope for the future, all while upholding a deep mutual respect for every individual, ourselves, others, and the world around us.

School Rules:

  • Respect for Learning
  • Respect for Ourselves
  • Respect for Others
  • Respect for Property

Charism of St. Mary Mackillop

Patron Saint: St Anthony of Padua