We welcome any enquiries about Holy Name Primary School.
Please make an appointment to visit us – our Principal, Mrs Caroline Galea can provide a personal tour and answer any questions that are important to you regarding your child’s primary education. As a parent, an experienced educator and a Principal, Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge to our school.
A tour of Holy Name Primary School will allow you to see engaged learning, partnerships between students and teachers as well as a school community in action.
To be eligible for enrolment in Prep, a child must have had his/her fifth birthday by April 30th in the year in which she/he commences school.
2024 School Tours
Please call our office on 9471 0883 or email email@example.com to arrange a personal tour with our principal, Mrs Caroline Galea.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
DO I NEED TO BE A CATHOLIC TO ENROL?
No. Holy Name Primary School is a welcoming inclusive community. It seeks to provide a genuine, safe and caring experience of community. We value diversity and treat each person with dignity.
WHAT ARE THE FEES AND LEVIES?
Our family fees for 2023 is $1850, regardless of how many children you have. This covers all the children in one family. Concession and health care card holders receive a considerable deducation.
WHAT DO THE LEVIES COVER?
Our levies cover everything the children need from exercise books, to art and craft supplies. Levies also cover all incursions and excursions throughout the year including camps and sports.
Curriculum levy – $330 per student
Incursion/Excursion levy – $80
DO YOU HAVE A BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM?
Holy Name Primary School offers both a Before School and After School care program.
WHAT EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE PROVIDED?
We have many extra-curricular activities that include, Swimming, Camps, Inter school sports and lunchtime clubs (Student Representative Council, Gardening Club, Coding Club, Art Club, just to name a few) Private music lessons are also available via an external company.
CAN I ENROL MY CHILD IF I AM EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY?
Yes, of course you can. We will always do everything possible to make sure that no child misses out on a quality education.
ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH SCHOOL SPORTS VICTORIA?
Yes, we have had a long standing relationship with School Sports Victoria. Our Year 5 and 6 students participate in the Preston District Interschool Sports Program. The sports they represent the school in are (Term 1: T-Ball, Bat Tennis, Cricket and Rounders) and (Term 2: AFL, Soccer and Netball). Other District Sports for Grade 4-6 representation include Swimming, Cross Country, Hooptime Basketball and Athletics.
DO YOU OFFER A SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM?
Yes, we do. Reconciliation is celebrated in Year 4, Eucharist is celebrated in Year 4 and Confirmation is celebrated in Year 6. Dates and further information is shared via our newsletter.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CATHOLIC AND GOVERNMENT SCHOOL?
Many people ask this question. While we both deliver the Victorian curriculum, a Catholic School, however is a Christ-centered community based on gospel values. As a Catholic school we look at a holistic education for your child – assisting them to achieve their full potential as compassionate, contributing life giving members of society who are highly skilled, informed, tolerant, open and just.
ARE YOU A FEEDER SCHOOL?
We are a feeder school to other Catholic Secondary Schools in the area –
- Parade College
- Santa Maria College
- St Monica’s College