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Why choose our school?

St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Lidcombe is a warm and welcoming community that develops confident, capable and well-rounded students. We value the individual and working for the good of all.

Experienced and approachable teachers know all our students well and this has enabled strong academic results and ensures we cater to children’s interests and passions. A strong faith-based and future-focused education equips St Joachim’s students for the exciting opportunities that lay ahead.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Lidcombe. As a school community, we embrace an interactive way of teaching and learning which extends through all aspects of school life. We encourage students to share in school leadership, shaping their learning and leading by example.

We welcome a strong partnership with parents, the parish and our community inspiring students to ensure Jesus is an intrinsic part of their world.

It is a great privilege to be the principal of this wonderful school and you are encouraged to browse our website to understand why St Joachim’s Lidcombe is such a positive and dynamic learning environment.

Carolyn Parsell
Principal

St Joachim's Catholic Primary School Lidcombe Principal
St Joachim's Catholic Primary School LidcombeThe Sisters of St Joseph founded the school in 1885 and remained active in the school until 1984. After that time the Sisters handed the principalship over to lay staff who have continued to uphold the traditions and spirit of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and her Josephite Sisters.

Mission and Values

At St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Lidcombe we are committed to building our future by learning about our faith, about ourselves and about our world.

In the spirit of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, St Joachim’s is committed to:

  • Being a Catholic community that lives the values of the Gospel.
  • Fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of each individual.
  • Providing quality education for all.
  • Celebrating the cultural diversity of our community.

Our parish is very supportive of the school community and is actively involved in celebrating liturgical and other special events in the life of the school. Father Eduardo and Father Ruwan have a strong commitment towards the spiritual development of the students, staff and parents. The parish and school are committed to building strong relationships and developing a rich faith community. The sacramental programs are parish based.

Parish Priest: Fr. Eduardo Orilla

Mass times

Day Time
Monday 9.00am
Tuesday 9.00am
Wednesday 7.00pm
Thursday 9.00am
Friday 9.00am
Saturday 9.00am (1st Saturday), 5.00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am, 5.00pm
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