Holy Spirit - Thornbury East  ||  St Anthony - Alphington

Vision Statement

St. Anthony’s is a Catholic parish primary school in Alphington, inspired  by the mission of Jesus. We are guided by the principles and traditions of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, founded on faith and service. Compassion, courage and determination are embedded in a learning environment that promotes a passion for learning, connectedness to each other and a sense of belonging to the community. Our quality teaching and contemporary practice motivate our students to succeed. We believe that working in partnership with our families has a positive and engaging  impact on the lives of our students. St Anthony’s community brings faith and learning to life.


At St Anthony’s We:

  • We pray as a community and celebrate important seasons of the church.
  • We support students learning by  providing targeted intervention on a needs basis by specialist teachers
  • We are founded on the principles and traditions of Mary MacKillop.
  • We reach out to others in the community with leadership from the S.R.C and social justice captain. 
  • We provide opportunities for  students to engage in their work through interest/ability based tasks.
  • We  present work in a variety of ways catering for students’ multiple intelligences.
  • We collaborate in order to plan, teach and assess our students work.
  • We moderate common tasks so that we have a common standard.
  • On our professional learning teams we participate in action research to inform our own learning about teaching.
  • We work and play together to reach understandings about our work.
  • We support our students and their families through our well being programs within a restorative practices framework.
  • We inform our parents through formation nights relating to the Sacraments of Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation.
  • We participate in community events such as the Weetbix triathlon and the ride and walk to school day, and are involved in the ISSDA interschool sports 
  • program.
  • We look after each other through our buddy classes and our connect groups.  Parents always comment about the great sense of community that we have.
  • We learn through using concrete materials 
  • We offer extra curricula music lessons in guitar and keyboard and offer the opportunity for singing lessons through a scholarship program supported by the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Our Locations

Holy Spirit Church
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury

St Anthony's Church
45 Railway Place, Alphington

Parish Office
248 Raleigh Street, East Thornbury


Weekend Masses

Holy Spirit Church

Sat  5pm 
Sun 10am 

St Anthony's Church

Sat 6pm
Sun 9am in Italian 
Sun 11am

Weekday Masses

Holy Spirit Church

Tue 9:15am Communion Service
Tue 7.30pm Mass
Thur 9:15am (Italian Mass)

St Anthony's Church

Wed  9:15am
Fri  9:15am

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