St Matthew’s School Narrogin, is a single stream, co-educational Catholic school with an enrolment of 180 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6. It is located in the very heart of the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Narrogin is a comfortable two hours’ drive from both Perth and Bunbury, and offers a host of sporting, cultural, artistic and community opportunities in a thriving rural locality.
The school’s rich and proud history dates back to 1918 when the school was founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions. Today the school offers modern and well-maintained facilities in a well-resourced and progressive learning environment. The vibrant and dedicated staff are committed to implementing whole-school explicit approaches to both Literacy and Numeracy, whilst imbedding Information and Communication Technology across the curriculum.
St Matthew’s School places a strong emphasis on developing the “whole child”. At the very core of our educational delivery are strong academic programs that are complemented by student social and emotional wellbeing programs such as CHAT and Making Jesus Real. Specialist subjects include Physical Education, Music (including an extension ‘Rock Band Program’), Science and Indonesian.
Extension and support programs such as Minilit, Multilit and Rainbow Reading are all provided for the learners at St Matthew’s School. Further opportunities offered to students include Mini Vinnie’s, our bi-annual School Production, Maths Olympiad, and participation in the Narrogin Show and Spring Festival.
The school works collaboratively with the St Matthew’s Parish and Parish Priest. A committed Parent and Friends’ Association and progressive School Board work closely with the Principal in building strong community spirit. Community commitment to the preparations for our 100th Anniversary, the design and building of a nature playground and the preparation of students for sacramental, sporting and cultural events are further evidence of the valued role parents and parish play in the life of our learning community.
At St Matthew’s School we aspire to live our school motto: Concern – Concern for Self; Concern for Others; Concern for Environment and Concern for our relationship with God.
Diocese of Bunbury