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Bungaree Parish Schools: St Brendan’s, Dunnstown & St Mary’s, Clarkes Hill
The Catholic Education Office Ballarat (CEOB) provides governance and support to 64 diverse primary and secondary schools, across western Victoria from the Murray to the Sea. The CEOB partners with schools to promote Catholic identity, deliver quality learning, enable effective stewardship and nurture respectful and trusting relationships with the community.
Bungaree Parish Schools:
St Mary’s and St Brendan’s Primary Schools
St Brendan’s and St Mary’s form the Bungaree Parish Schools. A number of our staff including the Principal, work across both schools and all teachers plan collaboratively together weekly. Two small school communities that value and strengthen the relationships between the students, teachers and families. The students are exposed to a broad curriculum in an environment that is inclusive, respectful and committed to passing on the Catholic Tradition.
School Overview – St Mary’s, Clarkes Hill
St Mary’s Primary School in Clarkes Hill is a small rural school located approximately 16 kilometres North East of Ballarat. Clarkes Hill is a farming area with much of the surrounding land being used to grow crops such as potatoes. St Marys school is made up of two learning units – Foundation to Year Two and Year Three to Year Six.
School Overview – St Brendan’s, Dunnstown
St Brendan’s Primary School in Dunnstown is a small rural school located approximately 11 kilometres east of Ballarat. Today’s school is set amidst fertile farming lands with magnificent views to Mount Warrenheip and beautiful surrounding countryside. The class structure consists of two learning groups – Foundation to Year Three and Years Four to Six.
Principal – Bungaree Parish Schools: St Brendan’s Primary School Dunnstown & St Mary’s Clarkes Hill
The Principal models faith in action and inspires the school community to enact a shared vision that focuses on high-quality education for all students. The Principal leads the school community by personal and professional example to ensure the school:
is recognised as an authentic Catholic school which promotes Gospel values and nurtures spiritual development
delivers a contemporary, high quality, and evidence-based learning experience for students
achieves a high standard of academic success
is collaborative and continuously develops and supports staff
is a learning community
Working in partnership with the Catholic Education Office the Principal assumes operational and strategic responsibility for the effective leadership and stewardship of the school.