Schools

Pymble Parish Schools

The Pymble parish includes two schools, each adjacent to our two churches. Catholic systemic schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay are administered by Catholic Schools Broken Bay which is responsible for 44 schools, 36 primary schools, seven high schools and one K-12 school.

Video introductions to our two primary schools

Broken Bay representatives participate on the Catholic Education Commission (NSW), its committees, and committees of the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) which liaise with the NSW government on education, school, and employment issues. These NSW organisations are, in turn, linked nationally with corresponding organisations responsible for liaison with the Federal government.

Catholic Schools Broken Bay

Catholic Schools NSW

Coronavirus Notes

Schools are open with operations in accordance with Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and NSW Health requirements. All students are learning on campus unless they are unwell or have a medical certificate to support their absence.

Catholic Schools NSW information on coronavirus 2019

Pymble

In Pymble adjacent to the Sacred Heart church is the Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School at 1 Bobbin Head Road Pymble NSW 2073. Access map of the school location

The school property on Bobbin Head Road has been host to Catholic schools for more than 100 years. The property, first owned by the Sisters of Mercy, was home to the Mount St Bernard private boarding college, managed by the Sisters for girls from Years 5 to 10 (formerly the Leaving Certificate). The original Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School for Kindergarten to Year 6 was located on the property on the corner block on Telegraph Road. Over time, the two schools were combined to the current Bobbin Head Road location as a Kindergarten to Year 6 primary school.

Sacred Heart school

West Pymble

In West Pymble adjacent to the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour church is the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary School at 64 Kendall Street West Pymble NSW 2073. Access map of the school location

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary School was opened in 1962 with a staff of one Sister of Mercy and 32 kindergarten children. The school now offers a comprehensive Kindergarten to Year 6 program implemented by highly qualified teachers and excellent support staff.

West Pymble school

NSW School Terms

School term dates and holidays are generally the same as government schools. School development days occur at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year. Check the actual student details with your individual school.

School zone speed limits apply on all school days, including school development days.

Term Dates

2022 2023
Term 1 Friday, 28 January to
Friday, 8 April
Term 1 Friday 27 January to
Thursday 6 April
Term 2 Tuesday, 26 April to
Friday, 1 July
Term 2 Monday 24 April to
Friday 30 June
Term 3 Monday, 18 July to
Friday, 23 September
Term 3 Monday 17 July to
Friday 22 September
Term 4 Monday, 10 October to
Tuesday, 20 December
Term 4 Monday 9 October to
Tuesday 19 December

Public Holidays

NSW holidays scheduled under the NSW Public Holidays Act 2010.

Day 2022 2023
New Year's Day Saturday, 1 January Sunday, 1 January
Additional Day Monday, 2 January  
Australia Day Wednesday, 26 January Thursday, 26 January
Good Friday Friday, 15 April Friday, 7 April
Easter Saturday Saturday, 16 April Saturday, 8 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 17 April Sunday, 9 April
Easter Monday Monday, 18 April Monday, 10 April
Anzac Day Monday, 25 April Tuesday, 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday, 13 June Monday, 12 June
Bank Holiday Monday, 1 August Monday, 7 August
Labour Day Monday, 3 October Monday, 2 October
Christmas Day Sunday, 25 December Monday, 25 December
Additional Day Tuesday, 27 December  
Boxing Day Monday, 26 December Tuesday, 26 December

School Policies

Catholic Schools Broken Bay develop, publish and assist schools to implement a range of policies on important issues. The policies explain those responsible for putting in place processes within each policy. System wide approaches are used to ensure consistency of decision making between schools and within schools. Policies also provide a statement of intent from which procedures and guidelines can be developed.

Further information on Catholic Schools Broken Bay policy statements