Principal’s Welcome


Dear Parents

Welcome to Notre Dame Catholic Primary School. We are proud of our school and hope that the information at this site will help you learn more about us.

The time your child will spend in primary education is a most significant period in your child’s life and in the life of your family. We trust that your association with the school will be both happy and rewarding.

Notre Dame Catholic Primary School was established in 2010 through the amalgamation of Holy Name School in Carlisle and Notre Dame School in Cloverdale and the newly built school was opened on its current site in 2011. Through the amalgamation of the two schools Notre Dame shares the charism of both the Presentation and Mercy Order of Sisters founded by Nano Nagle and Catherine McAuley respectively. Our school motto ‘Founded on Faith’ calls us to bear witness to Jesus Christ through Mary, his mother, whose inspiration is pivotal to both Orders of Sisters, their founders and our school.

We acknowledge parents as the first and most significant educators of their children and recognise the unique contribution made by parents to the life of the school and to the learning of the children. At Notre Dame, staff, students and parents work together in a spirit of Christian cooperation in the task of enabling our children to reach their full potential. We believe that this common vision allows the best interests of the child to be served at all times. The constantly evolving learning programme we offer at our school attempts to address the needs of all students and aims to provide a broad range of educational experiences so that every child can enjoy achievement and success within a happy and supportive environment. Through this learning programme, the development of the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially is fostered.

At Notre Dame Catholic Primary School we celebrate the relationships that exist between all members of our school community and recognise the contribution made by all.

I trust that your association with our school will be both happy and rewarding.

Darryl Winsor