St Mary’s Scone awarded 2017 Monsignor Coolahan Award for School Community

St Mary’s Primary School, Scone has proven to be an integral part of the local community, winning the 2017 Monsignor Coolahan Award for School Community.

The Monsignor Coolahan Awards recognise, affirm and celebrate the significant contribution made by the recipients to aspects of excellence in Catholic schooling in the diocese. Recipients are nominated by their peers and the awards highlight the service that is given to their respective communities.

Throughout 2017, St Mary’s has proven to be a valuable educational asset in the Scone community.

Along with other schools in the Upper Hunter, the school has proudly partnered with local charity ‘Where There’s a Will’, helping to develop a brighter future for all children within the community.

The school is also committed to the implementation of Positive Education, with all staff undergoing extensive training to enable all students the opportunity to flourish.

Providing for the academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical needs of all students, together the school and St Mary’s Parish Scone have run a successful sacramental program each year. The program allows students to train as altar servers and participate regularly in family masses and successfully fundraise for social justice activities within the local community and overseas.

Students from St Mary’s also regularly visit the residents of Strathearn Village Nursing Home, spending time with them by sharing stories, singing to them, reading poems and playing board games.

Congratulations to the community of St Mary’s Primary School, Scone!