"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers." Martina Horner
At St Lucy's we treasure all those who support us through their time, donations and in so many other ways. Without these 'treasures' St Lucy's would find it challenging to fulfill the Regio Emilia philosophy that 'the learning you make for yourself goes with you'.
We greatly value our relationships with our supporters.
The Bernard Curran Foundation
The Bernard Curran Foundation is the most long standing of St Lucy's supporters. Over the years it has set up the School's computer centre, provided aids for the blind, refurbished the Gymnasium and assisted in construction of the new Creative Arts Centre. In 2012 it is helping provide a new learning space for our senior class.
James N Kirby Foundation
The James N Kirby Foundation supports St Lucy's sister-school partnership with St Therese's, an indigenous Infants School at Wilcannia and funds consultation visits by speech and occupational therapists each term. It also provides for technology support and shared creative arts classes via Skype. The program has resulted in significant academic improvements for the students in Wilcannia.
The Farrell Family Foundation
The Farrell Family Foundation established the Creative Arts scholarships at St Lucy's which have resulted in a number of breakthroughs for our students. Through the scholarship program they learn to share their experience of the world and develop their talent in art, drama, dance and music.
The Rotary Club of Wahroonga
Wahroonga Rotary has been supporting St Lucy's for over 25 years. In 2012 they presented the school with a generous cheque for the education of two students whose families suffer financial pressures. Rotary members also assist the school through their annual working bee. Their support is highly valued.
The Telstra Foundation
The Telstra Foundation has been pivotal in the development of St Lucy's Creative Arts Centre.
TAG Family Foundation
The Tag Family Foundation is an all round supporter of everything the school is trying to achieve with the children in its care. Specifically providing a fabulous exhibition space - the Tagliaferro Gallery.
The Mary Kearney Estate awarded St Lucy's a generous bequest for the "support and comfort of children in need".
The money has been of enormous assistance as we work to accommodate more students with higher needs who require one on one support. Independent schools receive no extra funding for these children, which makes donations and bequests even more important.
Jack Betteridge Scholarship Fund
The Jack Betteridge Scholarship Fund is to help St Lucy's students who have deteriorating health or other unexpected challenges and require more individual or professional assistance than we are normally able to provide.
You can become part of the Jack Betteridge Scholarship Fund by donating to help us continue to provide assurance that children in extreme situations will receive the exceptional help they need.
Wilson HTM made a significant donation in 2011 towards the St Lucy's playground. As a result our students will have a permanent shade cover to protect them during sport and at morning tea and lunch.
CLSA Chairman's Trust
A generous donation from the CLSA Chairman's Trust has resulted in St Lucy's extremely successful volunteer training program. The program trains volunteers to run literacy and play skills sessions that aim to give students the gift of reading and the social awareness they need for a successful life.
The Catholic Women's League
The Catholic Women's League, Broken Bay Diocese, provides an annual bursary for a child who would otherwise not have the chance of a St Lucy's education. Their contribution is greatly appreciated.