of the St Ann’s community,
I would like
to extend a warm welcome to our school website. This is where you will find
information and updates about our community and future developments of our
We are a welcoming Catholic school, one of 142 schools administered by
Brisbane Catholic Education on behalf of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Part of Our
Lady of the Southern Cross Parish, based at Springfield Lakes, we have welcomed our first 100 foundation students
from Prep to Year 3 and our dedicated foundation staff have helped settle them
into their new classrooms in Term 1. We are excited about growing by one Year
level at a time until we reach Year 6 and, by the time we reach full size, will
be a four-stream school catering for 780 students and employing around 50
teachers and support staff.
Our school features contemporary
learning environments that aim to empower learners with the knowledge, skills
and capabilities to respond to the challenges of the world of the 21st century.
Our Vision is to build a
contemporary educational environment in a welcoming and warm community that
values diversity and sets high expectations. While our Mission is based on Pope
Francis' hope that a Catholic education is accessible and available to all people.
I would just like to say it is a humbling and exciting opportunity to be the
Foundation Principal for St Ann's. I am a strong believer in the African
Proverb: "It takes
a Village to raise a child" and will work to make sure
all our students are supported both in the school and home environments.
In 2020 our
primary focus will be on "Learning" which ensures that every student
has opportunities to access the curriculum, experience challenge and
celebrate success. This makes St Ann’s School a valued educational option for
families in the Ipswich area.
forward to developing a strong collaborative culture where open and transparent
communication makes every St Ann's student feel valued, welcome and safe. I
would encourage you to drop into the school office, meet our team and learn
more about the exciting things happening as we look to the future.
We are a Christ centered community, called to be who we are dreamed to
be, contributing to a more just and caring world.
Live Jesus in Your Heart – Forever
Mr Sonny Smith
Principal – St Ann’s Primary School, Redbank Plains