Principal's Welcome


Principal

Denis Johnstone

Email:  principal@smascotvale.catholic.edu.au


Welcome to St Mary’s, a vibrant and connected community where children are inspired to Respice Stellam - Look and reach for the stars.


I am newly appointed to the role of Principal at St Mary’s in 2023 and have loved becoming a part of this learning community that is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for its students.


Schools in 2023 are ever changing and evolving, along with the needs of children and society.  Education is being reimagined and tailored to suit the future needs of students beyond the walls of the classroom.  St Mary’s educators are embarking on this journey to future-proof our students’ education and give them every opportunity to thrive and flourish in the modern world.


As an educator and father, I have a strong passion for mental and physical wellbeing and consider these pivotal foundations for children to feel safe, happy and flourish.  St Mary’s staff are dedicated to providing fertile ground for children to grow and learn in the modern world.


Stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected,


Denis Johnstone

Principal