Welcome to St Matthew’s Primary School - Page


St Matthew’s, Page, a co-educational school catering for kindergarten to year six students, was opened in January 1972 with an initial enrolment of 360 children and twelve staff members. In response to a request from the then Archbishop of Canberra Goulburn, Archbishop Cahill, the Sisters of St Joseph took charge of the new school. Sister Leo Ryan became the Foundation Principal.

The last Principal appointed by the Sisters of St Joseph was Sister Anne Moylan (then Sister Peter Julian), who left St Matthew’s at the end of 1987. In 1988, the first lay Principal was appointed, and by 1989, the school was entirely staffed by lay teachers. The community is greatly indebted to the Sisters of St Joseph, who worked so tirelessly to establish and nurture the growth of Catholic Education at St Matthew’s. A plaque commemorating their role in establishing the school has been placed in the foyer.

By 1977, St Matthew’s enrolment reached its peak of 912 students. Currently, in spacious, newly renovated, well-resourced learning spaces, the enrolment is approximately 325 students, drawn mostly from the surrounding suburbs of Hawker, Weetangera, Page, Whitlam, Belconnen Town Centre, Strathnairn, McNamara, and Scullin.

This is what education is all about.
This is the meaning of life ...
To know Jesus as a friend,
As someone who cares about you
And the person next to you,
And all the people here and everywhere.


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