About Nazareth Catholic School

Nazareth Catholic Primary School is situated in the heart of Grovedale, and provides excellent educational opportunity for children in the surrounding areas, including Waurn Ponds, Grovedale, Marshall and parts of Mt. Duneed.

The school currently has 15 general learning areas, with additional Visual Arts, STEM and Library areas. There is also a large multi-purpose hall and many breakout spaces for small group learning opportunities to take place.


Our current enrolment is approximately 330 students, with 35 staff members. Our staff and students bring their varied backgrounds and life experiences to who we are today. 


The external spaces feature covered play spaces, as well as court spaces for netball, basketball and other major game activities. Creative play is encouraged, with elements such as an outdoor kitchen and large sand pit present. The library is also open for passive play in the second half of lunch time. Learning Communities are also open during lunch time with opportunities in 3-D printing, Computer Coding, Construction and Indoor Games. 


Nazareth Catholic Church also shares the school site, which enables our students to attend Mass with our parish community on Thursday mornings at 9.30, in class groups. These are timetabled throughout the year and parents are also encouraged to join the Liturgy celebration.


At Nazareth School, our students share in rich and varied learning experiences, including support from local council and community groups in the areas of Sustainability and Social Justice. 



Democratic Principles


The programs of and teaching in Nazareth Primary School support and promote the principles and practice of Australian Democracy, including a commitment to:

  • Elected government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal rights for all before the law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and association
  • The values of openness and tolerance

Nazareth School displays posters of democratic values.  The flying of the Australian flag and the Australian Aboriginal flag, is a regular observance in our school at assemblies and important events.  Through the Integrated Inquiry Units of work the students undertake studies in Civics and Citizenship within the Victorian Curriculum.