Principals Message

Principals Message2020-07-03T06:18:48+00:00

Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School Haberfield, an engaged and welcoming community that provides a holistic education for every child.

Our teaching and learning programs are rigorous, fully integrated with technology and conducted in a contemporary classroom environment. We value authentic partnerships between the school and the home, with parents very involved in the learning and growth of their child. Teachers are passionate and dedicated to their professional development to improve the outcomes of every student.

Our motto, Forward with Courage, brings together the spirit of two great women – St Joan of Arc and Nano Nagle – who are inspirational role models for our students, staff and parent community. As a Catholic school, founded on the values and example of Jesus, we are bonded by our Baptism to live our lives in service and compassion for the poor and marginalised.

From your first call to us to the first time you enter the school and are greeted, I know you will feel welcome in our Catholic school community.

Mr Des Fox
Principal

Principal of St Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School Haberfield talking with a mother and her three boys

History
Students smiling and chatting next to a statue of St Joan of Arc

St Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School was opened in 1910 under the care of the Presentation Sisters from Wagga Wagga before transferring to lay leadership in the late 1980s.

Charism

The school takes its strength from the inspiration of two remarkable women in history. St Joan of Arc was a woman of outstanding courage who did not bow to the political pressure of her time and eventually died at the stake, a martyr for her country and her faith. Nano Nagle was a Irish woman who used her wealth to provide homes and schools for the homeless children of the city of Cork in Ireland. After her father died and her funds dried up, Nano gathered a group of like-minded women around her and continued the work. The charism of Nano Nagle is strong in our school with symbols of the lamp of learning and the Nano Nagle icon prominent in the school.

Mission
Two students sitting and chatting in the Nano Nagle garden

With the presence of Jesus alive in our hearts, St Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School Haberfield is committed to preparing students within the Catholic faith, under the guidance of St Joan of Arc and Nano Nagle, so they can effectively function and contribute to their global community.

Values

A Catholic Community where the values of Truth, Empathy, Excellence, Curiosity, and Collaboration are always in our thoughts, words and actions. 

Motto

Forward with Courage

Parish priest talking with group of children inside churchWe enjoy an excellent relationship with the St Joan of Arc Parish Haberfield. The parish priest and parish community are vital to the faith development of our students. It is within this wide community of believers that our students are spiritually enlivened.

We work together on Sacramental programs and collaborate on outreach events to grow our students in their faith through word and action, modelled on the life of Jesus. Understanding what our faith calls us to be is fundamental to our Catholic school.

Parish Priest: Fr Phillip Zadro

Mass Times
Tuesday: 7.30pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 9.00am
Friday: 9.15am
Saturday: 5.00pm and 6.15pm (Italian)
Sunday: 9.00am and 6.00pm

Contact Details

97 Dalhousie Street
Haberfield, NSW 2045
(02) 9798 6657
admin@stjoanofarc.org.au
www.stjoanofarc.org.au

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Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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