St Jude the Apostle Primary is part of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The present Parish Priest is Father John Hannon; we blessed to have a vibrant community at St. Jude’s.
The first Catholic School in Scoresby, known as Christ the Priest, was opened on 1 February 1972. The first principal was Mr Michael Crilly. In January, 1974, Father Noel Mackay was appointed Parish Priest of Scoresby. The Parish and School were renamed in honour of St Jude. The school grew in numbers year by year as more and more families settled in this new, fast-growing, residential area. The school developed from a one-stream to a three-stream school and when St Jude’s could no longer cope with the needs for education in this developing area, a school was built at Rowville - St Simon’s (1982) - and later at Wantirna South - Holy Trinity (1985). The principals who have served St Jude’s over the years are: Michael Crilly, Maureen Connolly and Pauline Williams. In 1983 the Salesian Sisters were invited to take over the administration of St Jude’s School when Sr Kathleen Hanna was appointed Principal. Since then Sr Carmel Krohn, Sr Helen McMahon, Sr Sarah Hanley and Sr Margaret Bentley have spent time as Principal of St Jude’s. Most recently 2004-2016 Rod Peterson has served as Principal. Tim McMullen joined the school as Principal July 2016.
When we accept your child at St Jude’s we become partners with you in your child’s education, sharing responsibility for their growth and development spiritually, academically, socially and emotionally. We understand that each child is unique and special and we encourage them to develop their gifts and to share them with the school community.
Quality education is naturally a high priority at St. Jude’s. Developing sound academic skills in Numeracy, Literacy, Science, Thinking, and Communicating are essential cornerstones of our program. We also strongly emphasise the development of positive Personal and Social skills to assist children in the enjoyment of a happy a fulfilled life. We enjoy a full and robust curriculum which includes the Arts, Health/PE and Humanities.
The St Jude’s School motto is “SERVE THE LORD WITH JOY”. May your years of involvement and association with St Jude’s School enable you and your family to live this motto now and into the future. All families are welcome.