Welcome To Holy Trinity Primary School - Curtin

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Inspiring connections with our God, with ourselves, with our learning and with our world.

Why Choose Holy Trinity?

  • We engage students in learning experiences that are challenging and meaningful.
  • We are the only Catholic International Baccalaureate school in Canberra.
  • We cater for the individual needs of each child.
  • We promote collaborative and inquiry learning.
  • We are a small, friendly school which nurtures and encourages a strong sense of community.


The school emblem incorporates the symbol of the Holy Trinity and encompasses the motto of Faith, Hope and Love to which we aspire.

School Prayer

God, our creator, as we begin this day, we thank you for the
land, language and culture of the first nations people.
We thank you for being with us and may the gifts of
faith, hope and love guide us in our words and actions today.
We pray that our school will always be a happy place,
where we can learn from each other and do our best.
Holy Trinity, hear our prayer.

Our History

The Parish of Holy Trinity, Curtin was established on 2nd February 1965, by His Grace Archbishop O'Brien. The Parish embraced the Woden Valley that consisted of Hughes and Curtin suburbs only. Father Benedict Lynch was appointed Parish Priest.

Holy Trinity School was blessed and opened on 23rd October 1966 and made history by being the first Australian Catholic Primary School to be constructed with Commonwealth capital funding support.

The first teachers at Holy Trinity were: Sister Conrad (Matilde) Harnischfeger, Sister M. Esther (Helen) Dean, Sister M. Pierina (Valerie) Green and Shirley Matthews, who was the only lay teacher.

The foundation Sisters of Charity community resided at Dawson Street, Curtin, for some months until their convent was built at 22 Theodore St adjacent to the school, and included our teaching Sisters and Sister Joan McKenna who taught at Catholic Girls High School (St Clare’s College), Griffith.