Philosophy & Democratic Principles


We the community of parents, staff and clergy at St Robert’s, believe that working together as a team can give our children a primary school preparation that will establish a strong foundation for lifelong development. As a team we recognize the need to provide a quality education that will give each child the means to acquire an understanding and appreciation of their own worth, their strengths and their ability to make an important contribution to society.

We recognize the need to provide a “Success for All” environment. We understand a need for all to recognize themselves as valued members of a society that comprises a variety of cultural, religious, social and ethnic groups all unique and different from
their own.

We foster an appreciation of the core values of Australian and Catholic traditions; Care and Compassion, Respect, Honesty and Trustworthiness, Integrity, Responsibility, Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion, Freedom, Fair Go and Doing your Best.

The importance of a positive attitude and confidence in the learning process will encourage the acquisition of solid habits and attitudes leading to greater knowledge, responsible citizenship, good health and the maintenance of one’s physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Every endeavour should be made to prepare each child for a world of rapid change and unforeseen demands. It is important to encourage an acceptance that a continuing education beyond primary years, through secondary and throughout their adult lives is a normal expectation.

Our commitment is therefore to work collectively as a team to ensure that solid foundations for continued development are formed throughout each child’s formative years at St Robert’s Catholic Primary School.