St Justin's School, Wheelers Hill

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St Justin's School, Wheelers Hill

Principal:  Mr Patrick Torpey

E No.  E1337

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9561 7644

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St Justin’s primary school opened in February 1984 as a second school in the parish of Good Shepherd, Mulgrave. It moved to its present site in June 1984. It became a parish in 1986 with the appointment of Fr Michael Wheeler as Parish Priest. The second stage of the school building, consisting of eight classrooms, opened in 1992. In 2003 the Administration block was fully refurbished along with the staffroom and the library.


Current enrolment is 330. Enrolments have been increasing slightly each year and our projections at this stage indicate that the school may have a population of 360 students by 2006. All students come from diverse cultural backgrounds and consequently there is a high percentage of students who have English as their second language. This mix of cultures adds a richness to our school spirit and directly influences curriculum planning and delivery. Our school also enjoys close contact with the residents of Cumberland View Retirement Village, participating in monthly religious services and a Christmas concert. Staffing consists of : Principal/ 12 classroom teachers/ librarian/Italian teacher ESL teacher who offers support with literacy learning. We also have Student Welfare, a Physical Education Program and a School Counsellor.


What makes our school so unique is the sense of friendliness which pervades all levels of the environment.
Our firm, yet friendly discipline is indicative of:
i) an effective code of conduct
ii) a discipline policy that is well documented and actively practised
iii) a curriculum that is challenging to all students

The cross stands for our Catholic faith.
The letter J symbolises our patron saint, St Justin.
The semi-circle represents the school site, which is on a hill.

School location

Address:  42 Whalley Drive
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  St Justin's