Our School

Holy Child Primary School is a school that operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).

MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.

Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders.

This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.


The Josephite Sisters established holy Child Primary School, Dallas, in 1965 (Parish Reg). The Josephite ethos of pastoral care and community involvement are the hallmark of the Holy Child community.

Holy Child School is part of the Dallas parish, which serves the suburbs of Coolaroo, Meadow Heights, Dallas, Upfield, Campbellfield and parts of Broadmeadows.

Early in 2015 we celebrated 50 years, our silver jubilee, marking a significant milestone in our parish history.

The buildings have been regularly upgraded and have been maintained over the years. The school has completed the construction of a new-shared parish foyer and school multi-purpose hall. Followed by the construction and renovation of a new senior classroom block, funded under Building the Education Revolution, which caters for 21st century, student-centred learning approaches.

These improvements were complemented by the installation of a new garden, play environment and junior adventure playground.

In this special Catholic community, your child will experience a caring, supportive environment where our dedicated, professional staff encourage each student to feel happy, safe and confident in developing positive self-esteem.  We believe it is important to create an environment where we all work together to provide security and growth in the child’s pursuit of excellence.

The school provides educational programs, which cater for the spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical development of students.  We offer a broad and comprehensive curriculum with a strong emphasis on academic excellence and building quality relationships.

Underpinning all our teaching is a strong sense of our Catholic faith and tradition and, as such, our Religious Education Programs are an integral part of our curriculum. We have a strong sense of pastoral care and our discipline policy is based on justice and concern for others.