Principal's Message

Founded in 1972, St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School enjoys a proud tradition as a family and community-centred school in the Laverton Parish. We currently meet the needs of 240 beautiful students from diverse multi-cultural backgrounds in this rapidly growing community. It is a school valued for its innovation and excellence in teaching, commitment to student wellbeing and positive partnerships with parents and the parish.


At St Martin de Porres we believe that the teaching of English and Mathematics is our core business. Through explicit and targeted teaching at the student's level, we strive to improve outcomes and achievement and strive for excellence. We also encourage our students to be actively involved in their learning, accepting challenges and being encouraged to take risks and explore their own creativity in all curriculum areas.


We promote a culture of inquiry based learning, incorporating effective learning of knowledge, strategies and  future skills. We attempt to integrate all areas of curriculum where possible, allowing students to find meaning in their learning and make connections with

their world.


Students at St Martin de Porres enjoy the benefits of learning in a small school. All the children know each other right across the years and develop strong bonds with classmates. The school offers small class sizes and excellent facilities in a safe, well-maintained learning environment. Before and After school care is available on site.


You are warmly invited to tour the school as we believe that “every day is open day”. Ring to make an appointment through the office to see our vision in action and experience confident, resilient children who take pride in their school.


Kind regards

Dan Ryan