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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Patrick’s Primary Kilmore, a coeducational primary school situated 65km north of Melbourne’s CBD.  St Patrick's is a member school of Marist Schools Australia and governed by Melbourne Archidiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).

As principal, I can say it is a privilege to work alongside and serve the community of St Patrick’s Primary in Kilmore. Our school has a rich history and the parish, which was established in 1849, has shown a commitment to provide Catholic education to the families in the district for well over 120 years.

St Patrick’s in an invitational community that is driven by the mission of the church. The school provides a safe, caring and supportive learning environment that is centred on the child.


Situated alongside Assumption College, a college established by the Marist brothers in 1894, the two schools are committed to providing a space where students have the opportunity to thrive and to realise their potential.

Like most schools, St Patrick’s is a busy, productive and inspiring place to be. The school highly values Family School Partnerships where home and school actively work together to engage our families in a shared conversation about learning. The vision for our staff as professionals is outlined in the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (A.I.T.S.L) standards and we believe in a culture of constant feedback and improvement.  The AITSL standards can be found here.

If you are new to our community I extend a warm welcome and thank you for trusting your child to our care. To our existing families I thank you for your generous support and ongoing understanding. I do not tire in reminding myself and our community “That it takes a village to raise a child”.

Michael Bourne, Principal

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