Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

School Guide 2022

Choosing a school for your children?

We all know that starting school is the beginning of a new adventure, but how do we choose which school is best for our children? Here are some school open days that may help you decide.


St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School

St Cecilia’s Catholic School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 co-educational school located in the Diocese of Broken Bay at Balgowlah. St Cecilia’s is a vibrant learning community supported by quality teaching and learning; a variety of sporting and creative opportunities with the core values of Respect, Justice, Service, Hope and Celebration woven throughout the curriculum. St Cecilia’s has a history of excellent academic achievement, within a Catholic setting in a culture where love, care, kindness, and community focus prevail. 

St Cecilia’s prepares students for success in a changing world!

Join the open day on Tuesday 15th March with school tours from 9.15am and the Principal’s address is at 9.30am.

Phone: 9948 3069
Facebook: St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School Balgowlah
Address: 59 Seaview Street, Balgowlah


John Colet School

John Colet School is an independent, multi-faith, co-educational infants and primary school in Belrose. They offer a culture based on traditional values and a strong emphasis on ethical, spiritual and character development. The school’s extended curriculum stretches students and provides a rounded education with first-class results. They provide stimulating and enriching content for all students including Shakespeare, Mindfulness, philosophy, classical and modern languages, Creative Arts and Drama and choral singing.

John Colet’s Headmaster, Julian Wilcock, is currently offering Private Tours of the peaceful bushland campus by booking. An Open Day will also be held in the middle of the year when an extensive building program is completed.

Phone: 9451 8395
Facebook: John Colet School
Instagram: johncoletschool
Address: 6 Wyatt Avenue, Belrose

Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School

On the School Tours, you will receive a warm welcome and presentation from the Principal and then be shown around the beautiful grounds and classrooms. There are opportunities to ask further questions and meet other parents.

Discover what Kamaroi has to offer via one of their upcoming Tours. If you would like any further information, please go to the Online Enquiry Page.

Introducing Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School – watch here.

Phone: 9450 1651
Facebook: Kamaroi School
Instagram: kamaroischool
Address: 220 Forest Way, Belrose


Pittwater House School

Pittwater House offers your child the best of both worlds with an innovative learning approach, combining single-gender classes on one large, green co-educational campus.

The school is small and highly personalised, yet the 3.5 hectare campus is expansive, offering an array of sport and leisure spaces for all students – from the Early Childhood Centre children to the young adults in Year 12.

Experience Pittwater House for yourself

Although tours are currently on hold, you are invited to register your interest in an Early Childhood Centre, Junior School, Senior School or Whole Campus tour once they recommence.

Alternatively, register to participate in a Zoom Q & A with the Principal, Dr Nancy Hillier.

Click on the links below to secure your spot at one of the Open Mornings scheduled for Term 2. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

Phone: 9972 5789
Facebook: Pittwater House
Instagram: pittwaterhouse
Address: 70 South Creek Road, Collaroy

Collaroy Plateau

St Rose Catholic Primary School

St Rose Catholic School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 co-educational school located in the Diocese of Broken Bay at Collaroy Plateau. 

St Rose is recognised as one of the top-performing academic schools across the Northern Sydney region. The community is what makes them different, where teachers, families and students care and support each other. The learning programs encourage independent thinking inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. Student interests and learning needs are supported by a dedicated, talented and professional team, proud of their commitment to guiding students to reach their full potential.

Open days: private tours and Principal’s address from 9am.

  • Tuesday 15th March
  • Thursday 4th August

Phone: 9702 9982
Facebook: St Rose Catholic Primary School Collaroy
Address: 8 Rose Avenue, Collaroy Plateau


St Martin’s Catholic Primary School

The open day and evening will be held on Wednesday 9th March 2022 from 9.15am – 10.45am and 6pm – 7pm. Meet the Principal, Adrian Pulley, and see learning in action while touring the dynamic classrooms and extensive grounds.

Phone: 9452 2022
Facebook: St Martin’s Catholic Primary School Davidson
Address: 147 Prahran Avenue, Davidson

Dee Why

St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School

Interested families are invited to come and take a first-hand look at the learning environment. St Kevin’s student leaders will take you on a school tour and you will meet the Principal, Lorraine Vincent. Come along and discover how each and every child has a unique learning experience at St Kevin’s.

Open Days:

  • Tuesday 15th March – 9.15am to 11am  
  • Tuesday 10th May – 9.15am to 11am

Open Evening:

  • Tuesday 15th March – 7pm to 8pm

Phone: 9971 1644
Facebook: St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School, Dee Why
Address: 57 – 59 Oaks Avenue, Dee Why


Forestville Montessori School

Forestville Montessori School (FMS) is an Independent School, birth – 12 years, located in the picturesque suburb of Forestville on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

At FMS they embrace your child’s individuality while nurturing ways to explore a deep and meaningful understanding of the world around them. They seek adventures to ignite their natural curiosity, independence and joy for lifelong learning.

Your child will be offered hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning. FMS will play to your child’s innate strengths – regardless of their age or ability, without competitive pressure. They cultivate thinking outside the box, expanding their horizons, taking them beyond accomplished.

Scheduled a phone call via the website with Principal Denice Scala today. Following your call, there will be a time organised for you to come in and see the classrooms in action via a personalised tour.

Phone: 9452 2044
Facebook: Forestville Montessori School
Instagram: forestvillemontessori
Address: 1 Angel Place, Forestville


Stella Maris College

Stella Maris Open Evening is an opportunity for parents and students to see the school in action, to meet the Principal and Heads of Department, to enjoy the student performances and to tour the campus led by our student ambassadors.

This year, Stella Maris Open Evening will be held on Wednesday, 16th March, 4pm – 7:30pm. There are three identical sessions to choose from so that the College can monitor the crowd and manage the space properly. Northern Beaches Mums are invited to bring your daughter/s to experience the Stella difference.

Numbers are limited therefore registration to the event is a must for all visitors. To assist in running a COVID-safe open evening, it is limited one parent and one child per family.

Click here to register your attendance:

Phone: 9977 5144
Facebook: Stella Maris College, Manly
Address: 52 Eurobin Avenue, Manly

Mona Vale

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Sacred Heart Catholic School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 co-educational school located in the Diocese of Broken Bay at Mona Vale. Sacred Heart Mona Vale will offer your child opportunities and experiences to reach their full potential. They educate the whole child, and focus on meeting the needs of every child, in a caring, supportive environment. At Sacred Heart, students are provided with a diverse range of opportunities to thrive academically, in sports and in the creative and performing arts.

Sacred Heart grow learners who change the world!

Join the open day on Thursday 31st of March with a school tour from 9am and the Principal’s address is at 9.30am.

Phone: 9999 3264
Facebook: Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Mona Vale
Address: Corner Waratah and Keenan Streets, Mona Vale


St John’s Catholic Primary School

Families interested in enrolling at St John’s are invited to come along to the Open Days. You will meet the Principal, Mark Bateman, and see the learning environment first-hand. St John’s student leaders will take you on a tour of the school, and children will be able to enjoy student-run activities.

Open Days:

  • Tuesday 29th March – 9.15am to 10.40am
  • Thursday 19th May – 9.15am to 10.40am

There will also be an Open Evening on Tuesday 29th March from 6pm to 7pm, where the Principal will give you a tour of the school and an overview presentation. 

Phone: 9971 9297
Facebook: St John the Apostle, Narraweena
Instagram: stjohnsnarraweena
Address: 166 Alfred Street, Narraweena

Oxford Falls

Oxford Falls Grammar

Oxford Falls Grammar is a co-educational Christian school educating and developing Kindergarten to Year 12 students who are Confident in Life.

The OFG educational approach promotes a positive growth mindset to inspire critical and creative thinking, empowering students to reach their full potential. The balanced curriculum builds the academic, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of each child as they discover their passions and develop their identity.

Experience OFG through a virtual tour or book a personal school tour if you are interested in a Junior School enrolment in 2023.

Phone: 8978 0500
Facebook: Oxford Falls Grammar
Instagram: oxfordfallsgrammar
Address: 1078 Oxford Falls Road, Oxford Falls

Pennant Hills

St Agatha’s Catholic Primary School

St Agatha’s is a supportive, nurturing community where the wellbeing of your child, and gaining a well-rounded education based on Catholic values, is pivotal to ensure their learning success.

They have a dedicated, talented and professional team who are committed to student learning working in partnership with parents/carers. Dedicated onsite before and after school care available.

Come along to their open day on Tuesday 8th March with tours being held at 9.30am and 5pm.

Phone: 9484 7200
Social media: St Agatha’s Catholic Primary School, Pennant Hills
Address: 7 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills


Pymble Ladies’ College

Pymble girls don’t just dream, they do. Watch your daughter change the world in her own way with a Pymble Ladies’ College education.

‘Watch Us Change the World’ is their statement of intent. It exists to instil courage in their young women to create the future they want to see for themselves.  

Since 1916, a Pymble education has equipped girls with the tools to achieve those dreams, while shaping them as influential and compassionate women. Girls at Pymble Ladies’ College are nurtured to be inquisitive, inspired, and determined, so they can make a difference, big or small.

The campus sits on 50 acres of beautiful park-like grounds on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. The College is a non-selective, independent school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, with Boarding available from Year 7.  

The opportunities – both curricular and co-curricular – ensure Pymble girls have every chance to achieve the goals they set for themselves.  

Pymble Ladies’ College also has two dedicated bus services from the Northern Beaches to help parents avoid the peak-hour commute when transporting students to and from the campus.

Book today and join Pymble on Wednesday 16 March 2022 at 4.00pm for their Open Event. The Open Event begins with a student-led tour of the grounds and facilities, followed by a presentation from the Principal, Dr Kate Hadwen and senior executives of the College.

Book here.

If girls can dream it, they can do it at Pymble.

Phone: 9855 7799
Facebook: Pymble Ladies’ College
Instagram: pymblelc
Linkedin: Pymble Ladies’​ College
YouTube: Pymble Ladies’ College
Address: Avon Road, Pymble

St Ives

Sydney Grammar – St Ives Preparatory School

Apply now for 2023 – Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 3 & Year 5

St Ives Prep is a school for busy boys who love to learn, ask lots of questions and think deeply about their world. 

The School is dedicated to developing rounded boys who are keen to be active, informed and critical thinkers and is set on beautiful grounds with plenty of space to play.   

St Ives Prep embraces a strong culture of reading and the joy of discovery, offering impressive curricula and extra-curricula programmes in literacy, numeracy, science, STEM, sport, music, drama, the visual arts, social sciences, languages, debating, woodworking and chess.

The St Ives Prep buses cover large areas of the North Shore and the Northern Beaches.

The Headmaster regularly conducts tours for parents. Bookings are essential and places are limited.

Phone: 8302 5200
Facebook: St Ives Preparatory School
Instagram: sydgram_official
Address: 11 – 21 Ayres Road, St Ives


Mater Maria Catholic College

You’re invited to meet the staff and students, and experience an evening at Mater Maria Catholic College on Thursday 31st of March from 4pm – 7pm.

Facebook: Mater Maria Catholic College
Address: 5 Forest Road, Warriewood