St Luke’s community welcomes students with high support needs

23 July 2020
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In 2021, a high support learning setting will open onsite at St Luke’s Catholic College Marsden Park, welcoming students with a diagnosis of moderate intellectual disability as a primary disability and low adaptive functioning.

To begin with, St Luke’s Arrunga School will serve a small number of students from Kindergarten to Year 6. This important service will grow over time to meet the needs of secondary students also.

Founded in 2017, St Luke’s Catholic College serves the growing community of Marsden Park in Sydney’s thriving North West Growth Area.

Principal Greg Miller says that there will be many opportunities for Arrunga students and their families to share in learning experiences, activities and events at the school.

“We can’t wait to welcome students and their families to this terrific new facility,” Greg said. “We’re looking forward to Arrunga becoming an important part of the St Luke’s Catholic College community.”

Arrunga is a Darug word meaning ‘in harmony’. A purpose built learning environment which promotes a personalised approach to the needs and adjustments required by students will be constructed later in 2021. To begin with, several modular classrooms will provide outstanding temporary facilities for the first Arrunga students.

Similar Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta settings, Wiyanga located at St Patrick’s Marist College at Dundas and Kirinari at Xavier Catholic College in Llandilo, enrol students from Years 7 to 12. If you would like to learn more about Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta high support learning settings, please visit the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta website.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about enrolment at St Luke’s Arrunga School, please contact Mrs Alma George by phone on 0407 233 622 or email

With thanks to Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.


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