Transforming the learning of each student every day.
Mother Teresa is proud to be part of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese's system of 80 Catholic primary and secondary schools operating across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains providing more than 43,500 students with a high-quality, low fee Catholic education.
At Mother Teresa Primary we are committed to providing each student with a learning environment that is comprehensive, inclusive and challenging. Located in Westmead, we are a multicultural school which is inspired to care for others the way Mother Teresa did herself.
Our vision and mission
Our changing world needs creative kids. Mother Teresa Primary provides a Catholic education that is relevant, personalised and meaningful for your child. Our vision and mission are inspired by the compassion and outreach of Mother Teresa, and forms the basis of all we do.
The students of today and tomorrow must have the skills to survive and the creativity to thrive in a world characterised by continuous change and global citizenship. In each student we need to develop the capacity to become creative, independent learners able to assess their own learning needs, and to develop learning skills to meet those needs.
Our students will require compassionate attitudes and values to participate in a world that is both multi-faith and multicultural. Our school practises Christian meditation (‘Prayer of the heart’) to develop a contemplative and compassionate spirit in the whole school community.
Our school's unofficial history began in 2009, when it became apparent there was a need for a second primary school in the Westmead area.
In 2010, an extra Kindergarten class was established on the Sacred Heart Primary School, Westmead site. These students, while enrolled in their host school, were actually the first class of Mother Teresa Primary School. At the beginning of 2012, the Darcy Road site was completed and Mother Teresa Primary was officially opened, sharing the site with established secondary schools, Catherine McAuley and Parramatta Marist High.
When we opened our doors, the school had two Kindergarten classes, two Year 1 classes, one Year 2 class and a Year 3/4 composite class.
The final stage of the school building project was completed in 2014, allowing for enrolments from Kindergarten to Year 6. Today, Mother Teresa Primary Westmead is a thriving school community committed to providing a high quality education for its students, while always remembering those in need, both within and outside our community.
Today our thriving school community continues to live, work and learn inspired by the compassion and care of Mother Teresa.
"“The teachers are really helpful - they help you when you get stuck in your learning, but they challenge you always to try your best.”
"“Everyone is warm and welcoming at our school - we make sure everyone feels like they belong.”
"As parents of three children, we have found that MTP is the epitome of a Catholic Community. The students quickly develop a sincere sense of belonging, families are welcomed and encouraged to participate, and staff go above and beyond expectations in every available instance. There definitely is an authentic 'love of learning' present among the students and a 'love of teaching' among the staff. "
Sali and Sherif Gorgi (parents)
Our school logo
The school logo challenges us to look outward into the larger world, where the love growing in our hearts, reaches out with compassion to embrace all of life.
Symbolises Jesus’ ultimate act of compassion. Mother Teresa Primary is a Christ-centred community that sees its mission, like Mother Teresa, to bring dignity and compassion into the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.
The heart is a powerful ancient symbol. Our school nurtures the spiritual life of each of its members and develops a loving community based on respect, justice, honesty, integrity and hope.
The 'duel heart'
Represents our desire to be connected to the ever-embracing heart of our loving God. The outward direction of the cross from the heart shows that to be Christ-like is to be of service to each other and show care for our world.