Welcome to Galilee Catholic Primary School, Bondi. Our school provides a nurturing and safe environment for your child to grow and learn where they are encouraged and supported to be confident and successful lifelong learners.
Your child will gain a holistic education at Galilee, based on our Catholic values, which underpin our curriculum and guide all our actions.
Our staff are committed and knowledgeable educators and have a variety of talents and skills that ensure literacy and numeracy are at the forefront of teaching and learning in Galilee Catholic Primary. The Galilee whole school vision for learning is future-focused and promotes an approach that values sustainability and care for the Earth.
Our strong academic approach is complemented by a variety of extracurricular pursuits in sport, creative arts, music and drama which allows every child to achieve their full potential.
We welcome students of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to join our inclusive school. Children enrolled in our school do not need to be of the Catholic faith but are expected to embrace our Catholic values.
You are welcome to come for a tour of Galilee anytime. Please contact the office on (02) 9130 7082 and a member of the team will organise a time for your private tour.
I look forward to meeting and sharing my vision for the school with you. During the tour, you will see first-hand how amazing the Galilee community is and all our school has to offer your family.
History Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi was established in 2002 following the amalgamation of St Anne’s Primary School Bondi Beach and St Patrick’s Primary School Bondi.
Catholic education has a long history in Bondi. The Sisters of St Joseph opened St Anne’s Primary School Bondi Beach in 1894 and St Patrick’s Primary School in Wellington St Bondi in 1919. St Anne’s Primary School was then administered by the Sisters of Mercy from 1929 until 1991.
At Galilee, we continue to live out the Josephite and Mercy charisms of helping those in need. We are also inspired by the gospel stories of Jesus’ ministry around the shores of Lake Galilee. Jesus called the apostles to take up the challenge and follow Him. We too are called to follow Jesus with faith, hope, courage and generosity.
Inspired by the Galilee Gospel stories where Jesus called others to join him in his mission; we at Galilee Catholic Primary School respond to this call and rise to the challenge by:
Celebrating our faith through understanding and valuing Catholic traditions
Developing lifelong skills through a contemporary learning environment that meets the needs of individual students
Building relationships with the school, parish and the wider community
Making a difference by respecting the environment, keeping our school safe and appreciating our individuality.
Our vision is reflected in the school motto ‘Together We Rise to the Challenge’. Just like the first disciples we aim to be people filled with Faith, Hope, Courage and Generosity as we respond to God’s call.
At Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi we have a strong partnership with our parish. Every term, students and their families come together to celebrate family Mass at 5.00pm on Sunday. These special Masses often mark the feast day of a saint or special occasion within the church’s calendar.
Galilee includes the wider community in its day-to-day activities. The link between the school and Bondi Catholic Parishes is particularly strong.
CATHOLIC PARISHES OF BONDI Churches: St Patrick’s Bondi and St Anne’s Bondi Beach