"This year we entrusted the School to educate our second son who started in Reception. This speaks volumes for the genuine care, respect and dignity that we believe is afforded to our children at St Raphael’s. Our wish is for our sons to be given every opportunity to grow, learn and become resilient individuals, St Raphael’s contributes positively towards that."- Sue and Lincoln, parents at St Raphael's School
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"Our boys loved coming to school at St Raphael’s every day. They knew that they would be challenged by the school work, enjoy their friendships and cared for by the staff. Our main aim was for our boys to want to come to school, and St Raphael’s certain succeeded in that!"- Shauna and Hamish, parents at St Raphael's School
"Our son first came to the school as a shy little boy who wasn’t sure whether he even wanted to be there! Since that time, he has blossomed into a confident, talkative and inquisitive child who absolutely loves school, and has made many good friends along the way.
When the time came for our second son to be enrolled, we did not hesitate to make the same choice."- Lucy and Tom, parents at St Raphael's School
"They have learnt to think independently and challenge themselves. They are always encouraged to participate in class activities and in school sport carnivals."- Kylie, parent at St Raphael's School
"Choosing a school for your child can be one of the hardest decisions on the parenting journey. Thankfully St Raphael’s School Parkside made this choice easy for us. Our first impression of this small and diverse co-ed school was that it was very welcoming and friendly. Seeking a balanced education, the School offers a variety of learning opportunities such as Sports, Arts, LOTE and Music in addition to the academic curriculum. As our journey towards the end of our fifth year at St Raphael’s School draws to an end, we are so very grateful to the wonderful and dedicated Staff who ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities. Together with the structured learning, we feel that these activities enhance and nurture our children’s social and individual well-being.”- Sue and Lincoln, parents at St Raphael's School
"Families appreciate the tight-knit community of St Raph’s. This means that parents are on school grounds before and after school having a chat, getting together for a coffee after drop off and asking each other for assistance via the parent Facebook group. We’ve made many new friends through St Raphael’s School."- Shauna and Hamish, parents at St Raphael's School
"We chose St Raphael’s for our son because it had such a lovely community “feel” to it. All the students and staff know everyone’s name, and make the new students and their families feel very welcome.
St Raph’s ‘punches above its weight’ in relation to the quality of care and education."- Lucy and Tom, parents at St Raphael's School
"We do love that the children can have music lessons during class time. Our children have also had the opportunity to develop their musical skills. "- Kylie, parent at St Raphael's School
“St Raphael’s provided my children with a safe environment that encouraged them to develop confidently as learners and human beings. The school celebrated our children’s personal learning milestones and supported their sporting endeavours with celebration. The faculty became an extended part of our family and we felt valued throughout our twin’s Primary School learning years. Our twin’s harnessed lifelong friendships with peers during their time at St Raphael’s, and they reminisce about this time fondly. We have also formed great friendships with other parents. It is because of this we have enrolled our third child to embark on her Primary School years at this community enriched school. The grounding and focus on faith and building of self-esteem has positively impacted our children and set them on the right path into their High School journey.”- Adriana, parent at St Raphael's School
"I admire the family culture at St. Raphael's Primary School. At St. Raphael's, everyone knows one another and they really care for each other. This is great. St. Raphael's Primary School offers many opportunities for kids to enhance their skills and talents. I love being a part of this wonderful school. 💕 I am thankful to the principal and all staff members at St. Raphael's for their hardwork and sincere commitment". 🙏🏽- Udani parent at St Raphael’s School