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Our Catholic Identity and Parish

Nazareth Catholic Primary School is a learning community that strives to develop the whole person so as to find God in all things.

Nazareth embraces the spiritual tradition of St Ignatius of Loyola and strives in partnership with parish, parents and wider community, to reach our vision by promoting the total development of each individual/student.

We aim to develop students who throughout their lives:

  • SEEK God in all things
  • Acquire WISDOM so as to exercise good judgement
  • Build KNOWLEDGE of self, others, God and the world
  • Find and promote PEACE

Prayer is an integral part of daily life at Nazareth. Each day commences with prayer and concludes with prayer and there are several opportunities provided within the complexity of each day to pause in prayer. 

The school also marks special occasions such as our School Feast Day, various saints' feast days, and other special assembly and liturgical celebrations. Parents are welcome to attend these celebrations, which will be advertised in the school newsletter.



Nazareth Catholic Primary School is an integral part of the All Saints Catholic Parish community in Shellharbour City.

Father Joe Nguyen is the parish priest of the All Saints Parish. Father Joe is often in the school grounds, visiting to talk with the staff, children and parents.

There are many aspects of parish life in which students, staff and families may become involved. All members of our parish school community are actively encouraged to be part of parish and Church life. 

Our parish sacramental celebrations provide an opportunity to celebrate students' life of faith with fellow parishioners. The parish provides programs of preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation each year. Enrolment for the sacraments occurs through the parish. The school-based Religious Education curriculum supports and enriches this program of preparation.

Participation in weekend Mass is also actively encouraged. View the Parish Mass Times here.

For more information, visit the All Saints Parish website