Annual Reports

St Mark’s is a co educational Catholic primary school established in Dingley in 1974.

St Mark's is in the parish of St Joseph's, Springvale, and is under the guidance of the Order of Minor Conventual Franciscans.

 

St Mark's has 466 children enrolled at the school in Years Prep to 6. The school is located on Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley,directly opposite Braeside Park.

 

The school of St. Mark's exists to share, nurture and transmit values for living and to promote faith relationships with Jesus. It strives to do all it can to ensure it adequately prepares our children to meet the challenges that await them. Many of our children will be going into jobs that don't presently exist, using technology that has not even been invented. Education, like most fields is constantly changing and striving to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

 

Academically children need to develop as independent life-long learners and this ability is essential, as they will constantly need to acquire new skills. However it is paramount that as educators we ensure the development of the total child. As a catholic school we have a mandate to ensure that the children in our care develop a personal relationship with God that is centred in a community, which gathers to celebrate the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Each child at St Mark's is seen as an individual, a child who needs to achieve and know the feeling of success. This personal sense of worth occurs through understanding responsibility, goal setting, motivating children, providing challenging activities, security, safety and pastoral programs that model Jesus' love for everyone.

 

2016 School Annual Report

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