Corpus Christi School, Werribee

Corpus Christi School, Werribee

Principal:  Ms Linda Roynic

E No.  E1342

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9741 8440

Email Website

History:

Year opened: 1985
Officially opened by: Hon. Barry Jones MP (Blessed by the Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, Most Rev. Joseph O’Connell)
The first Parish Priest: Fr Michael Nolan
The first Principal: Sr Colleen O’Dwyer
Initial number of Students: 140
Religious Order: Sisters of St Joseph (1985–1992)

Corpus Christi School was established in 1985 in response to an increasing demand for Catholic education in Werribee and to relieve pressure on the parish school of St Andrew’s. It became the third of the four current primary schools in the parish.
The school was situated on the site that was initially part of the Corpus Christi Seminary – hence the name. However, prior to the parish purchasing the site, the land was used for market gardening and the pioneer students were often referred to by some as the ‘Cabbage Patch Kids’. Due to the enormous efforts of parents and staff, the rather barren landscape quickly gave way to the beautiful gardens and play areas, interspersed by a great variety of trees and bushes, giving the school a wonderful and tranquil environment that is enjoyed by all today.
The school grew slowly but surely until it reached its current size of about 380 children. The Sisters of St Joseph established the school through the wonderful leadership of Sr Colleen O’Dwyer. Sr Yvonne Harte was the last principal prior to the handing over of the school to the laity in 1993. Mr. Patricia Rogers was the first lay principal of the school from 1993 to 1999.


Description:

Classes at Corpus Christi are multi-aged. Children experience a variety of learning opportunities in all curriculum areas through the use of Information and Communication Technologies and the Arts, incorporating the Inquiry Approach. Classroom practice takes into consideration the needs of all students.


Features:

The spirit of the school is one of warmth and welcome. Parental involvement is encouraged in all levels. From classroom support to fundraising, policy development, grounds maintenance, assistance with excursions and attending special occasions, the parents at Corpus Christi School are an integral part of our community.

School location

Address:  29 Russell Street
Werribee VIC 3030

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  St Andrew's