Welcome to St Matthew’s Primary School - Page
St Matthew’s, Page, a co-educational school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year Six, 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 (known then as 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 the establishment of the school has been placed in the foyer.
By 1977, St Matthew’s enrolment reached its peak of 912 students. Currently, in spacious, comfortable and well- equipped surroundings, the enrolment is now approximately 340 students, drawn mostly from the surrounding suburbs of Hawker, Weetangera, Page and Scullin. We also have students who come from as far away as Hall, Murrumbateman, Yass and Wamboin.
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.
POPE JOHN PAUL II