Catholic systemic schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay are administered by the Catholic Schools Office.

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.

Our parish includes two schools, each adjacent to our two churches.


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

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

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 school.

Term Dates

2020 2021
Term 1 Tuesday, 28 January to
Thursday, 9 April
Term 1 Wednesday, 27 January to
Thursday, 1 April
Term 2 Monday, 27 April to
Friday, 3 July
Term 2 Monday, 19 April to
Friday, 25 June
Term 3 Monday, 20 July to
Friday, 25 September
Term 3 Monday, 12 July to
Friday, 17 September
Term 4 Monday, 12 October to
Friday, 18 December
Term 4 Monday, 5 October to
Friday, 17 December

Public Holidays

2020 2021
New Year’s Day Wednesday, 1 January Friday, 1 January
Australia Day Monday, 27 January Tuesday, 26 January
Good Friday Friday, 10 April Friday, 2 April
Easter Saturday Saturday, 11 April Saturday, 3 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 12 April Sunday, 4 April
Easter Monday Monday, 13 April Monday, 5 April
Anzac Day Saturday, 25 April Sunday, 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday, 8 June Monday, 14 June
Bank Holiday Monday, 3 August Monday, 2 August
Labour Day Monday, 5 October Monday, 4 October
Christmas Day Friday, 25 December Saturday, 25 December
Additional Day
Monday, 27 December
Boxing Day Saturday, 26 December Sunday, 26 December
Additional Day Monday, 28 December
Tuesday, 28 December

School Policies

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

Further information on Catholic Schools Office policy statements