Transforming the learning of each student every day.
Word and Deed
St Anthony's is proud to be part of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese's system of 80 Catholic primary and secondary schools operating across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains providing more than 43,500 students with a high-quality, low fee Catholic education.
At St Anthony's Primary we look to the model of our patron, St Anthony of Padua and aim to reflect the example and mission of Jesus Christ in everything that we say and do. We aim to transform the learning of each student and enrich the professional lives of staff within our Catholic learning community.
Our school strives for excellence in learning and to live by our school motto, 'Word and Deed'.
"My school is amazing! Learning is like going on thrilling adventures with the coolest teachers who make everything so much fun."
"We are incredibly grateful for our child's experience at St Anthony's. The warm and inclusive environment not only embraces diversity but celebrates it, fostering a sense of belonging for every student, regardless of their background. It's truly a school where everyone is valued and appreciated."
"I love my school because it's where I make friends. We always have so much fun playing together and our playground has so many things to do."
"We are delighted by the excellent support St Anthony's provides for our daughter's education. The committed educators and creative methods foster an atmosphere where curiosity flourishes, making our child eager to learn each day. It's a nurturing environment that cultivates both academic achievement and a genuine love of learning."
Our Mercy Values
St Anthony’s was founded and led for more than thirty years by the Sisters of Mercy. We build on their foundations by striving to reflect the love of Jesus through the living out of our Mercy Values.The Sisters of Mercy were founded by Catherine McAuley. Catherine had a great passion for serving God by serving some of the most vulnerable in society. She instilled values in her Sisters that are alive in the many places they have served around the world. Mercy Values are integrated into learning at St Anthony’s, and a reminder of the need for us to always put our faith into action.
Our school first opened by the Sisters of Mercy as St Enda's in January 1950, and was the first Catholic school in Toongabbie.
In the early days, many of our students were from the predominantly Maltese farming community. Children from Kindergarten to Year 4 were taught in the present parish hall, which served as both church and school. The initial enrolment was 179 students.
In 1956, a new school was built on the present site in Targo Road, Girraween, and classes extended to Year 6 for girls. The school was renamed St Anthony’s after St Anthony of Padua, patron of the parish of Toongabbie. Additional buildings have been added over the years to meet the needs of our growing community.
In 1982, the first lay Principal was appointed. Through co-operation and commitment, staff and community met the challenge of maintaining the identity of the school and continued to cater for the different needs of the community. In 1984, a decision was made to cater for boys all the way through to the end of Year 6.
St Anthony’s Primary continues the tradition of the Mercy Sisters by focusing on the education of the whole child.
We invite you to join our vibrant learning community
Contact us today to find out how to enrol.