Hello and welcome to St Mary's Primary School Laidley. My name is Zoe Stewart and I have been Principal here since January 2020. St Mary's is a Prep to Year 6 Catholic co-educational learning community with over 250 students.
I have spent my career working in and leading regional and remote Catholic schools and I love working in small communities.
First and foremost, I am a teacher and I am passionate about educating students and making a difference in their lives. I'm a mother of three young children who also attend St Mary's and I thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and opportunities that our community has to offer.
It is my firm belief that every child should enjoy equal access to an education, and it is my mission is to ensure that every student will experience learning success at St Mary's.
As a Principal, I have high expectations of myself, our teaching team, students and parents. There is nothing more powerful than a strong community combined with a positive learning culture to boost academic success for our students. Our staff pride themselves on knowing every student individually which means lessons can be planned to meet their needs.
As leader of our teaching and learning team, my goal is to continue to inspire and equip our teachers with the best teaching strategies so they can build their expertise and increase outcomes for our students.
We encourage students to take ownership over their learning by using strategies to help them articulate what they are learning. Students are expected to use feedback from their teachers and peers to reflect on their learning and use it to help them progress.
We work closely with families who value education and have realistic expectations for their children. Together we ensure students become the best version of themselves as they journey from Prep to Year 6 and on to high school.
Parents and caregivers are warmly invited to join all aspects of school life including school events, volunteering, working bees and parish life.
I invite you to come and see our beautiful school. Please get in touch anytime, I'd love to show you around and look forward to meeting you personally.
Zoe Stewart Principal