Mooroolbark, VIC 3138
(03) 9725 0595
End of Reay Road
Mooroolbark, VIC 3138
SPJE School aims to be a genuine community of faith, with Jesus at the centre, calling us to be His people. He calls us to support and encourage each other, to be open to his message and the power of His Spirit and to provide a living experience of being Church in Mooroolbark.
Through our SPJE Rights and Agreements we practise:
The parish of Croydon founded St Peter Julian’s School during the growth period of the outer east in the late 1960s. The Dutch order of the Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Sisters were the foundation staff of the school. Mooroolbark eventually became a separate parish and in 1979 established Eymard Hill School. In 1990, after problems with the Eymard site, it was decided the two schools would amalgamate. In 1991, St Peter Julian Eymard School was formed on the original site, which had been extended in size by the purchase of property that was to be used as a freeway. The new school has grown in enrolments as new areas have opened up in the region and as the reputation of the school is held in high esteem by the local community.
The school is set at the foot of the Dandenongs. Facilities include modern buildings, good equipment and large playground areas. All school facilities are well maintained and resourced. Current enrolment is approximately 540, with students divided into workable class groups across 22 classrooms.
Our school is in the Parish of Mooroolbark. Our mission is educating its children in faith and life. Education in faith for students, parents and staff is our priority. Both the school and the parish have dedicated Religious Education Leaders who enable this to happen. The community is actively involved in all areas of Catholic education and school life. The school welcomes all students in the Mooroolbark parish community and offers equitable access to its facilities. The Student Diversity/Student Wellbeing program ably supports this philosophy.
The school offers a first-class program in all areas of the curriculum, facilitated by the school’s dedicated staff. Great emphasis is placed on literacy and numeracy proficiency and there are dedicated leaders employed in these areas. Information and communication technology is integrated into the children’s daily learning, through the use of the school’s extensive computer network, with access to multiple platforms in each classroom. Sport and Physical Education is a high priority at St Peter Julian Eymard School, as is the LOTE program. Italian is taught through the school from Prep–6. A specialist music and drama program operates in a well-equipped performing arts area and many extended out-of-hours programs are also offered to the students.
The programs and teachings of St Peter Julian Eymard School support and promote the principles and practices of Australian democracy, including a commitment to: