ABOUT US

St Helena’s Catholic Primary School is a co-educational primary school of approximately 520 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.

The school provides a strong foundation for children’s spiritual, intellectual, social, moral, physical and aesthetic development by providing a supportive and nurturing environment which contributes to each student’s sense of self-worth, enthusiasm and optimism for future learning and discovery.

St Helena’s is a community that places Jesus Christ at its centre.  We strive to live like Jesus.  Our school motto, “Something Beautiful for God”, is a reminder for the school community of its Catholic, Christian identity and of the lives we are called to lead.  Together, staff, families, students, priests and the parish community work to make St Helena’s a place where all are welcomed and where each individual can realise their fullest potential.

Students are seen as individuals with unique needs, interests and characteristics.  We are committed to supporting and nurturing students to develop as an individual and as a member of our school and wider community.  We regard each child as a precious gift, filled with the life and love of God.

“Students are seen as individuals with unique needs, interests and characteristics.”

Our aim at St Helena’s is to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives. We recognise that parents are the first and foremost educators and strive to work in partnership with them in providing an education program that meets the needs of every child. At St Helena’s, learning is strongly focused on the development of literacy and numeracy skills.

Our staff at St Helena’s has a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the primary school curriculum and a deep understanding of how students learn. We know our students well: their individual interests, backgrounds, motivations and learning styles. We are committed to providing a faith-filled community in which a safe, positive and creative learning environment is nurtured and sustained. While we are dedicated to academic excellence and vitality, we promise so much more; a balanced educational experience for body, mind, heart and spirit. We teach our students the importance of caring for each other, for all humanity, and for the natural world.

HISTORY

Our school commenced in 1999 as Ellenbrook Catholic Primary School with an enrolment of 45 students from Kindergarten to Year 2. The official Blessing and Opening of the school was held on 14 September, 1999, the Feast of the Holy Cross. Archbishop Hickey, then Archbishop of Perth, agreed that St Helena, a holy woman known for her deep devotion to the Holy Cross, would be an ideal patron for the school and, thus, the school was renamed St Helena’s Catholic Primary School. Over the years, the school has grown to over 500 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.

St Helena’s provides a strong foundation for students’ development by providing a supportive and nurturing environment that contributes to each student’s sense of self-worth, enthusiasm and optimism for future learning and discovery.

St Helena’s is:

  • a welcoming and open school community – a Catholic community in which everyone can contribute in an atmosphere of mutual care, respect and encouragement.
  • the right size – large enough to provide a range of programs designed to support every student to reach their potential, and small enough for individual care.
  • a school that provides opportunities to shine – all students have the opportunity to participate and gain success and recognition in their chosen activities.
ST HELENA'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
TELEPHONE: (08) 9297 7500   |   55 FORTESCUE PLACE, ELLENBROOK, WA 6069
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