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. They 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.
History 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 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.
We 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.