“Our family has been a part of the St Gerard Majella School community for 10 years now – how time flies! Our three children have attended St Gerard Majella School and have loved every minute of it!
St Gerard Majella is a small, warm and welcoming community. The teachers and staff are professional, supportive and nurturing; the students are fun and friendly.
The school lives by its motto, “The Lord is My Light,” and the values of faith, justice, inclusion and compassion are evident in all aspects of school life. I love the fact that the children are developing academically, as well as emotionally, socially, physically, culturally and spiritually. There are so many extra opportunities on offer for the students, from sport to music tuition, to the Justice Squad, Gardening Club and Chess Club. Thank you so much SGM!”
Lisa Galvin (SGM parent)
“As a family of deep Christian values we feel privileged to be a part of a school that provides a safe and nurturing environment for our children to develop spiritually, emotionally and academically. St Gerard Majella is a close-knit community that genuinely cares for the well being of others, first and foremost their students. The long-serving teachers and staff epitomise this commitment and passion for education through a holistic approach to learning; respectfully acknowledging our Indigenous heritage; implementing a variety of extracurricular activities and embedding social awareness in their daily practice. Staff welcome opportunities for parents and carers to be active participants in their child’s learning by volunteering in the classroom, sharing expertise and contributing towards policy and curriculum decisions. Above all else, St Gerard Majella is a warm and welcoming school community that provides a sense of belonging for every child and their family.”
The Wilkes Family
“I have had the pleasure of being part of the SGM family for over 4 years now…. to feel so welcomed and connected, though not a parent; is a pretty special thing. I know that I am not the only one who feels part of this amazing big family. This culture is set as not only part of the Christian ethos, but as a way of life with all staff and then naturally as an example to the children. Children are thriving in an environment which is nurturing and aware of their individual needs. I enjoy visiting students, who are more than ready to engage in conversations about our environment, Council activities etc., not to mention their support in eating all the Fairy Floss I’m able to make at the bi-annual SGM Fete!”
Cr Cathy Zeiger
Councillor Div 3 – Cairns Regional Council
I like St Gerard Majella School is a small primary school in Woree has a sense of community. With only two classes in each year level the kids get to know all the kids in their year level and throughout the school. I have found the kids and families that attend the school are friendly, respectful and look out for one another. I have found the staff (teachers and school officers) professional, caring and approachable. Although small, the school has all the facilities you would expect in a primary school including after-school care. If you are looking for a primary school in Cairns with an emphasis on respect, faith, compassion, justice and inclusion then I recommend St Gerard Majella school.
J. Picco, parent
Hello lovely staff at SGM. I wanted to say huge thanks for helping my children grow over the past 8 years. As my youngest now embarks on his high school adventures, I wanted to say one last goodbye and thank all the staff at SGM for being such pivotal role models to my children.
This is not goodbye forever as I will most definitely see you around town. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Libby, Richard, Kiki and Ryker Kennedy. 2011 to 2019.