Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Felix Catholic Primary School Bankstown. Our hope is that this website will provide you with a snapshot of the strength of our school as a dynamic, innovative, Catholic learning community.

Our school vision statement is:

A – Aspire
I – Inspire
M – Make a difference

At the heart of St Felix’s school community is our Catholic faith, nurtured in the tradition of Mary MacKillop, where learning opportunities inspire and empower all to be people of hope who can make a difference in the world.

We have a wonderfully supportive school community that strives to nurture and develop each member. Our school policies and procedures, our approach to pastoral care and the way that we relate to each other as members of a learning community reflect the values taught to us by Jesus.

Mrs Fran Bonanno
Principal

St Felix Catholic Primary School Bankstown is one of Australia’s oldest Catholic schools opening in 1853. Archbishop Moran sought help from Mother Mary MacKillop, and in 1887 the Josephite Sisters took control of the school, which then had about 40 pupils. In 1889 a convent, which also accommodated some boarding students, was added, but numbers remained low. Classes were conducted in the original St Felix Church.

The parish of Bankstown was established in 1916 and enrolments then increased significantly to over 400 in 1940 — girls from Kindergarten to sixth class and boys to third class. By 1960 there were 804 students in the primary school alone and over 200 girls continuing to third year secondary (Intermediate).

In 1983, the Josephites Sisters ended their eighty-year leadership and involvement at St Felix. The Catholic Education Office appointed Mrs. Shirley Jackson as the first lay Principal of the school in this century. 

Since 1990, boys have continued their education at St Felix to Year 6. St Felix continues to progress as a modern, well resourced systemic school catering for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 6, staffed by a team of highly trained and enthusiastic lay teachers. At present there are just over 420 students in our school.

Vision

Our vision is deeply nurtured by the charism of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop: never see a need without doing something about it.

At St Felix, our Vision For Learning, AIM, animates and empowers all community members to a life of hope. As a community, we support one another and nurture growth as we build on our strengths.

Mission

Learn. Lead. Live.

We Aspire to:

  • Foster a love for life long learning, empowering all students to achieve
  • Nurture all community members to be collaboratively focused on learning and wellbeing
  • Embrace the whole child, honouring dignity, self esteem and integrity of individuals
We Inspire to:
  • Recognise and foster respectful relationships, developing a spirit of belonging and pride
  • Engage in critical and creative thinking, taking a collective responsibility for learning
We Make a difference by:
  • Celebrating  achievements
  • Acknowledging and valuing diversity

St Felix de Valois Catholic Church
A: 550 Chapel Road Bankstown NSW 2200
P: (02) 9790 1933
W: www.stfelixparish.org.au

Parish Priest: Fr Van Nguyen
Assistant Priest: Fr Ronnie Maree

Mass Times
Tuesday–Saturday: 8.00am
Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.00am (children’s liturgy), 12.00 noon (Polish), 6.00pm

Reconciliation
Saturday: 4.30–5.30pm

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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.