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Why choose us?

At St John Vianney Catholic Primary School Greenacre we offer specialised programs, where our skilled teachers challenge and encourage students to develop future-focused skills through problem solving and critical thinking. 

As a diverse and multicultural community, we build strong relationships with parents to provide the utmost in care, wellbeing and security for our students. Our diversity provides students with the opportunity to be collaborative, resilient learners, with a socially just outlook on the world.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, Greenacre. We have a strong and vibrant community that provides a contemporary, high quality and inclusive Catholic education for all our students. We are proud of the rich diversity within our school and Parish community.

Our school has been serving the community of Greenacre for over 60 years. Initially established by the Sisters of St Joseph, we continue to respond to the needs of our community. We are proud of the strong bonds which have been developed between the school, home and parish and are a strong Catholic community that welcomes all denominations.

We have a highly motivated and talented staff who work collaboratively with each other and families to cater to the needs of all students. We pride ourselves as educators on delivering experiences and programs that cater to the individual learning needs of all students.

I invite you to join our strong and vibrant community which will nurture your child and family during these precious years of primary education.

Andrew Benfield
Acting Principal

History
In 1956 the parish of St John Vianney and St Thomas More, Greenacre was established. The Sisters of St Joseph started the parish school in 1961 in the church hall which had been converted into a classroom. Then, in 1969, it was the parishioners who provided the finance and labour for building the school to accommodate the then 242 students.

Over the past 50 years, with the demographic changes in the area, St John Vianney has developed into a vibrant multicultural community. It is a place of welcome and acceptance.

Mission
Empowering and uniting students through an enriched Catholic Education that inspires a love of learning. 

At St John Vianney Catholic Primary School Greenacre we ‘Believe, Persist, Achieve’ by:

  • trusting in God, ourselves, and others
  • engaging in authentic learning experiences
  • supporting and caring for all members of our community
  • celebrating our cultural diversity

Vision
We aspire to educate collaborative, resilient learners with a socially just outlook on the world.

Values
At St John Vianney we value:

  • Faith
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Inclusion
  • Love
  • Fairness

At St John Vianney, we ‘Believe, Persist and Achieve’ through our motto:

Ora Et Labora
‘to pray and work’

St John Vianney

Universally known as the ” Cure of Ars ” , St Jean-Baptise-Marie Vianney was born
on May 8th, 1786, at Dardilly, near Lyrons, France. St. John Vianney shows us that we
can use our strengths to mitigate our weaknesses. His life was filled with works of
charity and love.

St. John Vianney was canonized on May 31, 1925. His feast day was declared August 4.
He is the Patron saint of Priests and the Patron saint of our school.

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The school is directly involved in supporting those in need in our local community, and our families are keen to ‘give back’ to the community and work in partnership with various charities. The sacramental programs are parish based and our Religious Education program is central to the life of the school, encouraging students to develop a deeper understanding of God, self, others and their world. 

Administrator: Rev Pasquale Pizzoferro
Phone: (02) 9759 6263

Parish Priest Email: pp@stjohnvianneygreenacre.org.au
Parish Secretary Email: secretary@stjohnvianneygreenacre.org.au
Email: st.john.vianney@bigpond.com
Website: www.stjohnvianneygreenacre.org.au

Office Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9.00am–1.00pm
Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil 5.00pm, Sunday 7.30am, 9.30am

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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of 147 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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