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St John Vianney's Primary is a welcoming Catholic community offering quality education for students.

The genuine care and concern each student is shown is based on our faith community being one of love, which is characterised by justice, tolerance, forgiveness and respect for each other. This culture is the foundation upon which our students can develop and enjoy an enriching, challenging and fulfilling education.





Dept of Veteran's Affairs Anzac Day Schools' Awards

New South Wales State Winner
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017


Blacktown City Garden Competition

Best School or Higher Education Garden
2014 & 2017



Students playing outside at St John Vianney's Catholic Primary Doonside

A welcoming and supportive community

Our school is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow belong and be confident.

Students benefit from belonging to a Catholic community which is enriched and enlivened by its long history and tradition.

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Teacher inspiring students at St John Vianney's Catholic Primary Doonside

Passionate teachers who care

Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers. Our teachers make each student feel valued and safe, and help them strive towards excellence and be the best learners they can be.

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Students learning together at St John Vianney's Catholic Primary Doonside

Personalised Learning

Each student’s unique strengths and needs guide the design of the learning opportunities we provide. Our expert teachers will tailor teaching to meet each student at their point of need, track how they are progressing, and respond with extra support when needed. After all, learning how to learn is equally important as what we learn!

Students benefit from learning experiences that empower them to be responsible, reflective and independent lifelong learners in a safe environment, and where the use of up-to-date technology is integrated into classroom practice.

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PDHPE at St John Vianney's Catholic Primary Doonside

Opportunities beyond the classroom

We believe it is important for students to pursue interests to find what they are passionate about. Our school gives them exposure to a range of exciting opportunities to unlock their creative potential, develop a talent or follow a passion. Some of these opportunities include:

  • NSW Primary School Junior Chess League
  • Voice of Youth
  • Debating
  • Creative Arts Festival
  • Choir
  • International competitions conducted by NSW University
  • Keyboard lessons
  • Book club
  • Premier's Reading Challenge
  • a wide range of sports

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Students praying at St John Vianney's Catholic Primary Doonside

Faith-based education

St John Vianney's is a great place for students to grow in faith and learning. We value each student as an individual and share the values of the Gospel to help them discover the hope that is within and to experience a meaningful and flourishing life.

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Project Compassion at St John Vianney's Catholic Primary Doonside

Helping those in need

Modelling and giving witness to the values of the Gospel is a focus at St John Vianney's Primary. Students are encouraged to live out these values in their daily interactions with everyone in our community and beyond. This is further witnessed by our support of many church and community based organisations. These include:

  • Caritas Australia's Project Compassion
  • St Vincent de Paul Society (food donations)
  • Australian Catholic Mission
  • Diocesan initiatives such as support for East Timor

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Students painting in class at St John Vianney's Catholic Primary Doonside

Quality schooling that is affordable

We keep our fees as low as possible so that all families have the opportunity to access a high quality Catholic education. Significant discounts apply for siblings. Ask about our flexible payment plans.

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Other reasons to choose our school


  • Our focus on student wellbeing based around mutual respect and positive relationships

  • Targeted learning support and intervention programs to ensure all students thrive
  • Our well-resourced, technology rich spaces

  • Our bright and welcoming library space that is a vibrant learning hub for our school