"This year we entrusted the School to educate our second son who started in Reception. This speaks volumes for the genuine care, respect and dignity that we believe is afforded to our children at St Raphael’s. Our wish is for our sons to be given every opportunity to grow, learn and become resilient individuals, St Raphael’s contributes positively towards that."- Sue and Lincoln, parents
St Raphael’s Catholic School
St Raphael’s Catholic School
"Our boys loved coming to school at St Raphael’s every day. They knew that they would be challenged by the school work, enjoy their friendships and cared for by the staff. Our main aim was for our boys to want to come to school, and St Raphael’s certain succeeded in that!"- Shauna and Hamish, parents
"Our son first came to the school as a shy little boy who wasn’t sure whether he even wanted to be there! Since that time, he has blossomed into a confident, talkative and inquisitive child who absolutely loves school, and has made many good friends along the way.
When the time came for our second son to be enrolled, we did not hesitate to make the same choice."- Lucy and Tom, parents
"They have learnt to think independently and challenge themselves. They are always encouraged to participate in class activities and in school sport carnivals."- Kylie, parent
"Choosing a school for your child can be one of the hardest decisions on the parenting journey. Thankfully St Raphael’s School Parkside made this choice easy for us. Our first impression of this small and diverse co-ed school was that it was very welcoming and friendly. Seeking a balanced education, the School offers a variety of learning opportunities such as Sports, Arts, LOTE and Music in addition to the academic curriculum. As our journey towards the end of our fifth year at St Raphael’s School draws to an end, we are so very grateful to the wonderful and dedicated Staff who ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities. Together with the structured learning, we feel that these activities enhance and nurture our children’s social and individual well-being.”- Sue and Lincoln, parents
"Families appreciate the tight-knit community of St Raph’s. This means that parents are on school grounds before and after school having a chat, getting together for a coffee after drop off and asking each other for assistance via the parent Facebook group. We’ve made many new friends through St Raphael’s School."- Shauna and Hamish, parents
"We chose St Raphael’s for our son because it had such a lovely community “feel” to it. All the students and staff know everyone’s name, and make the new students and their families feel very welcome.
St Raph’s ‘punches above its weight’ in relation to the quality of care and education."- Lucy and Tom, parents
"We do love that the children can have music lessons during class time. Our children have also had the opportunity to develop their musical skills. "- Kylie, parent