Catholic Schools and Catholic Schooling Pathways
Today there are two Catholic Primary R-6 Schools in the Glenelg Parish. Catholic education in the parish began when the first Church was opened on the 6th June, 1869. The following day the newly formed Sisters of St. Joseph began teaching in the Church and this school eventually evolved into St Mary’s Memorial School. The Dominican Sisters assumed the responsibility of this ministry in 1902. In 1954, Our Lady of Grace School was established by the Dominican Sisters. Situated in the suburb of Glegowrie, Our Lady of Grace Parish School is one of two R-6 primary schools in the Glenelg Parish within the South West quarter of Adelaide. It has approximately 200 students and operates within the Dominican Tradition. You can access the School Website below.
Our Lady of Grace Parish School
38 Beadnall Tce, Glengowrie, South Australia 5044
Phone: 08 81779100
Principal: Ms Josette Charles
St Mary’s Memorial Parish School, Glenelg
16 Milton Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045
Postal Address: PO Box 812 Glenelg 5045
Phone: 08 8294 4580
Principal: Mr Nat Izzo
Catholic Schooling Pathways
Relationship with State Schools
The Glenelg Parish Pastoral Team supports the children of Catholic families who attend State Schools in the area. Children who attend state schools are welcome and invited to join:
Children’s Liturgy: When attending either the 10.30am or 5pm Sunday Masses at Our lady of Victories Church (18 High Street, Glenelg) or 9am Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church (Beadnall Tce, Glengowrie). Liturgy of the Word with children offers children the opportunity to open out the Scriptures and explore Christ’s message to them.
The Sacramental Program: Each year the parish invites children aged 7 years or above to enrol in the Sacramental Program. Children prepare and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.
The sacramental program begins with Reconciliation in Term4; Confirmation the following year in Term 2; and First Eucharist in Term 3.