St Peter Julian Eymard, Mooroolbark

E No. E1361
Principal: Mrs Maria Bast
Address: Reay Road, Mooroolbark 3138
Year Levels: P to 6
Melways Reference: Map 51 H 1
Phone Number: 9725 0595
Fax Number: 9723 9255
Diocese: Archdiocese of Melbourne
Region: Eastern
Parish: St Peter Julian's


This school is an amalgamated school. The parish of Croydon founded St Peter Julian’s School during the growth period of the outer east in the late 1960s. The Dutch order of the Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Sisters were the foundation staff of the school. Mooroolbark eventually became a separate parish and in 1979 established Eymard Hill School. In 1990, after problems with the Eymard site, it was decided the two schools would amalgamate. In 1991, St Peter Julian Eymard School was formed on the original site, which had been extended in size by the purchase of property that was to be used as a freeway. The new school has grown in enrolments as new areas open up in the region and as the reputation of the school in the local community is held in high esteem


The school is set at the foot of the Dandenongs. Facilities include modern buildings, good equipment and large playground areas. The school is organised in Levels – Prep, Junior, Middle and Senior, and the curriculum approach is integrated, based on the CSF documents. Classrooms are spacious, carpeted and have ample display areas. All school facilities are well maintained and resourced. The library is computerised, contains over 12,000 items for loan and is open daily for student and staff use. Currently enrolment is approximately 500, with students divided into workable class groups across 18 classrooms


Our school is the Parish of Mooroolbark, educating its children in faith and life. Education in faith for students, parents and staff is our priority. Both the school and the parish have dedicated Education in Faith coordinators who enable this to happen. The community is actively involved in all areas of Catholic education and school life. The school welcomes all students in the Mooroolbark parish community and offers equitable access to its facilities. The Special Education/Student Welfare program ably supports this philosophy. The school offers a first-class program in all areas of the curriculum, facilitated by the school’s dedicated staff. Great emphasis is placed on literacy and numeracy proficiency and there is a dedicated coordinator in this area on staff. Information technology is integrated into the children’s daily learning, through the use of the school’s extensive computer network, with access to multiple computers in each classroom. Sport and Physical Education is a high priority at St Peter Julian’s, as is the LOTE program. Italian is taught through the school from P–6. A specialist music program operates in a well-equipped music room and many extended out-of-hours programs are also offered to the students.