St Michael’s School was opened in 1962 by the Parramatta Sisters of Mercy.
The following year, the Presentation Sisters from Lismore were invited to be responsible for the school. In 1963, the teaching staff numbered four and the enrolment was 250. Classes were taught in the ‘Tin Shed’, an ex-army hut, and the remainder in a weatherboard house, half of which was occupied by a Mrs Moore.
The school was located in bushland surrounded by poultry farms and a hatchery. Difficulties were experienced in the early years, but the challenge developed a pioneering spirit and a bond with parents and children that has always been special. An open, welcoming spirit has always been an outstanding feature of St Michael’s.
St Michael’s continues to grow from this wonderful history. Through ongoing support from the Catholic Education Office, government grants and our families, we provide facilities and resources reflecting 21st century needs and opportunities.
Now with well over 730 students, our school continues to reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Blacktown South community, with 75% of our students having English as an additional language.
|1962 – 1962||Sr Mary Dunstan RSM|
|1963 – 1964||Sr Magdalen Matthew PBVM|
|1965 – 1968||Joseph Reynolds PBVM|
|1969 – 1971||Sr Stephen Begadon PBVM|
|1972 – 1974||Sr Carthage Wall PBVM|
|1974 (Term 2)||Sr Benedicta Maye PBVM|
|1974 (Term 3)||Sr Theresa Joan PBVM (acting)|
|1975 – 1976||Sr Ursula Hartigan PBVM|
|1977 – 1978||Sr Rita Doyle PBVM|
|1978 – 1987||Sr Margaret Mary Cogan PBVM|
|1987 – 1997||Sr Ursula Hartigan PBVM|
|1997 – 1997||Mrs Patricia Mervin (acting)|
|1998 – 2004||Mr Richard Orley|
|2004||(Terms 2-4) Mr Gary Borg (acting)|
|2005 - 2018||Mr John Laffan|
|2018 (Terms 2-3)||Mrs Sarah O’Rourke (acting)|
|2018 (Term 4-present)||Mrs Sue Veling|