Welcome to St Michael's Catholic Primary School Dunedoo
Inspired by the example set by St Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Woods, St Michael's Catholic School aims to foster a love of learning, allowing all children to reach their full potential through a partnership of school, parents and parish.
St Michael’s School is a Catholic Primary School situated in the small rural township of Dunedoo. The School was established by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1921 and continues the Mission of Saint Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods of educating rural children. St Michael's is very much a “family” school, small enough to be familiar with each child’s needs and interests. It strives to establish an environment, which fosters the development of the whole person thus enabling children to witness and understand the richness and joy of a life, lived in accordance with the teachings of Christ.
Class teachers, support teacher, teachers’ assistants, and progressive and flexible Learning Support Programs, such as PreLit, MiniLit, MultiLit, MacqLit for (Literacy) and Quicksmart for (Numeracy), cater for students’ individual learning needs. At St Michael’s we expose the students to a wide range of co-curricular activities, encouraging them to foster a love of learning, to reach their full potential and become interested and productive member of our society. These range from experiences such as, Speak Out, Moorambilla Choir, School Musicals, Eisteddfods, to sporting triumphs at State level in swimming and athletics as well as participation in Diocesan, Polding and State level sport.
St Michael’s actively encourages parents, families and the wider community to be involved in the education of our students. The students are involved within the Dunedoo community participating in the Anzac Day March, Remembrance Day Service, NAIDOC celebration, Harmony Day, visiting the elderly at Kahkama House and Art For Youth Program. The school's attendance at and facilitation of different events within the Dunedoo community is always appreciated.
Commitment to Child Safety
St Michael’s Catholic Primary School is committed to a culture where children are safe, supported and nurtured to grow and develop. The protection and wellbeing of our students is based upon the belief that each person is made in the image and likeness of God, and that the inherent dignity of all should be recognised and fostered. In safeguarding our community we work to develop and enhance the dignity of every member. This is particularly so for the most vulnerable children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with a disability.
Creating child-safe school environments is a dynamic process that involves active participation and responsibility by staff, parents and the whole community. It is marked by collaboration, vigilance and proactive approaches across policies, procedures, curriculum and practices.
Every person involved in education at St Michael’s Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.