Enrolment applications are accepted at any time. However, the usual timeframe is from February to May of the year before your child starts in Foundation.

Towards the end of April, families and their children will be invited to interview with the Principal or Deputy Principal.

First-round offers are sent to families at the beginning of May, and subsequent rounds are offered when and if applicable.

or download a PDF copy of the Enrolment Form below.

At St. Mary’s Malvern East, we are all responsible for being a welcoming, inclusive Foundation to Year 6, Catholic community. Through respectful partnerships, we strive for excellence and take action in a contemporary world.

St Mary’s Primary School warmly welcomes all families regardless of faith, Parish or catchment.

Our school is behind St Mary’s Church on Manning Road and has a current enrolment of 190 students, from Foundation to Year Six. In 2018, we celebrated our Centenary and have a long and proud history of providing excellence in primary school education.

St Mary’s is recognised as a place of quality teaching and learning, with a strong community spirit.

The school is supported by our dedicated Parish Priest, Father Michael Gallacher and enriched by a committed parent body.

The students at St Mary’s have a solid connectedness to their school, and there is a high level of engagement and achievement. 


Our SCHOOL SELECTION CHECKLIST will help you choose the right school

There are so many schools to choose from, and you want the best for your kids. That’s why we’ve created a School Selection Checklist; to help you choose the best school for your family.  Complete this form, and the checklist will be on its way to your inbox.


Open Days

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended our Open Days in 2023. It was a pleasure showcasing our school and engaging in informative discussions with prospective parents and students.

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Open Days as we move forward into 2024. These events will provide you with an excellent opportunity to experience the vibrant St Mary’s Catholic Primary School community. Mark your calendars with the following dates:

2024 Open Days:

  • Tuesday, 20th February: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 5th March: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 26th March: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, 18th April: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, 2nd May: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

These Open Days and Open Night events will allow you to explore our facilities, interact with our dedicated staff, and immerse yourself in the St Mary’s Primary School atmosphere. We believe that these experiences will offer valuable insights into our educational approach and community.


Personalised Tours

We understand the importance of visiting the school and witnessing our environment firsthand when making an informed decision. Therefore, if you’re eager to visit St Mary’s before our 2024 Open Days, we warmly invite you to book a personalised tour at your convenience.

To schedule a personalised tour, please use the link below or contact our office at your earliest convenience. Our friendly staff will be delighted to assist you in arranging a visit that suits your availability.

We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and helping you discover the educational opportunities we have to offer.

There is plenty of two-hour parking available in nearby streets, while all-day parking is available on Grant Street and Tennyson Street.

We appreciate your interest in St Marys Primary School and look forward to welcoming you soon.


Transition Program

During Term Three, the St Mary’s staff, including Foundation teachers, visit enrolled children at their Kindergartens to commence the transition process.

Early in Term Four, the children are invited to participate in four transition sessions onsite, focusing on various games and activities based on English, Mathematics, STEM and Physical Education.

In late November, a Parent Information Night is held, which often includes a guest speaker and focuses on making the transition to school a successful, positive experience for both students and parents.

Holy Eucharist and St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Malvern East

Parish Priest: Father Michael Gallacher

St. Mary’s Church – 91 Manning Rd, Malvern East

Holy Eucharist Church – 1241 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East

Parish Office & Presbytery – 91 Manning Rd, Malvern East, 3145
Tel:  03 9571 2407
Fax: 03 9571 5094
Email: malverneast@cam.org.au