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Welcome, Vision and Mission Statement and Term Dates 2017

On behalf of us all who make up the St Finn Barr’s school community I welcome you to St Finn Barr’s Catholic Primary School, Launceston as we embark on the 2017 school year.


St Finn Barr’s is a 1.5 stream school from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Our school structure includes two 3-day Kindergarten groups, two Prep classes and 3 multi-age classes in each of the following combinations: Grades 1/2, 3/4 and Gr 5/6. 


At St Finn Barr’s we are a welcoming and inclusive school community where we believe all students have the right to grow to their full potential in a school environment that promotes Safe, Respectful and Resilient behaviours. Our staff are enthusiastic, highly dedicated and committed to the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of our students through life long learning. 


We help our students to feel secure and experience success so they learn to view themselves as valued members of a community.  In 2017, we are strongly committed to focusing on the well being needs of all students.  Across the school and in classrooms, we focus on MJR (making Jesus Real Program), MY TERN (Taking emotional responsibility now), Circle Time and our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program.


At St Finn Barr’s we offer a diverse and dynamic curriculum that caters for all learning styles. We provide a range of development opportunities including student leadership, learning support, differentiated curriculum, daily PE activities and swimming programs, camps, community projects and specialist subjects in PE, Music and Drama. We develop our students to become active and responsible citizens through supporting community organisations and involvement in community events.


We value and support partnerships with parents/carers in the daily education of their children, and believe that this should be founded on a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation, communication and involvement. It is a privilege to work with families in the education of their child/ren and opinions and enquiries are valued and welcomed at any time.


Please feel free to explore our website and contact the school for further information or to arrange a tour of the facilities so you can experience our warm and engaging environment first hand. 


You can view information about our school on Instagram (stfinnbarrs), Twitter (@stfblton) or through our page on Team App.


Liz Illingworth



Vision and Mission of St Finn Barr's


Grounded in a strong Catholic heritage, St. Finn Barr's School has a proud tradition of community. Together we are challenged, inspired and encouraged to discover and learn.




Our Mission is to create a genuine relationship with Christ each day through our interactions with others. Through whole school prayer and celebrations we commit ourselves to live out the Gospel.



We all maintain a commitment to develop life-long learning. We recognise that children have different learning needs and strive to meet their individual strengths. We challenge everyone to take ownership of his or her own learning.



We appreciate and support every member in our whole school community through encouragement, involvement and collaboration.



Term Dates 2017

Term One

9 February  - 13 April

Term Two

1 May - 7 July

Term Three

24 July - 29 September

Term Four

17 October  - 21 December


Please note there is a student free day on Monday April 3rd and Monday October 16th.





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