I warmly welcome you and your family to St Gerard Majella’s website and our school. On behalf of the St Gerard Majella School community, I hope that this will be the beginning of a long and lasting association with our school. We are here to support you as the first educators of your children. We trust that you will always feel welcome. As we work together for the education of your children, I sincerely hope that the time will be spent in cooperation and mutual support. We encourage you to participate in all aspects of school life by contributing your initiative, energy, time and expertise to the school.
The expectations for each child and parent wishing to enrol at St Gerard Majella’s are to strive to uphold the values of the school, participate in the religious education program and agree to becoming part of a community of learners. The core values which form the heart of St Gerard Majella’s School community include: Faith, Compassion, Inclusion, Justice and Respect.
At St Gerard Majella School, we believe in nurturing a safe, inclusive and authentic learning community in which children can develop a sense of belonging and wellbeing. With our strong focus on social emotional learning our students are provided with a language and framework for building respectful relationships, effective communication, personal and social responsibility.
Our professional and dedicated staff are committed to continually improving their skills and knowledge and utilize their expertise to create learning programs which cater for the individual needs of students. Student engagement and learning is also enhanced by the wide variety of extra-curricula activities on offer.
The seven defining features of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Cairns are the guide for our school community.
- Be a place of authentic evangelisation where faith and life are one
- Celebrate God’s abundant and abiding presence in all Creation
- Be a community nourished by life giving relationships
- Be welcoming to all who seek to share in our life
- Be a centre of vital, holistic learning
- Be a place of self-renewal and sower of change
- Build constructive covenants with all partners
I look forward to your support and participation in all our educational endeavours at St Gerard Majella School.