Welcome to St Edward's School Canowindra

St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School, Canowindra is a co-educational, faith filled Christian community which provides a comprehensive, well-rounded education for all students from Kindergarten to Year Six.

St. Edward’s is located in Central West NSW, in the picturesque town of Canowindra. St. Edward’s has strong links with the Canowindra community being established over 100 years ago.

St. Edward’s is able to offer a high teacher/student ratio, providing the advantage of smaller class numbers and a greater level of individual student attention and care.

St. Edward’s is dedicated in providing a well rounded education for your child. Full of learning, faith, care, environment, opportunity and place within the Canowindra community.

Acknowledgement of Country

“We respectfully acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which we gather. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes.

We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people present. We also remember the Josephite Sisters who have gone before us.

We pray that Saint Mary MacKillop of the Cross will watch over us and that her life of service to others be a continuous source of inspiration for our actions”.

May we walk gently on this land.

Our History

The school was established in 1908 by the Sisters of St Joseph from Perthville. The order was founded by St. Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. The Sisters of St Joseph play a vital role in our school, their love and dedication to our school is invaluable to both students and staff. The school is one of thirty-five Diocesan Schools administered by the Catholic Education Office, Bathurst.

Our Mission & Values

The purpose of the Catholic School is related to the mission of the Church to enable children to know God and to live in communion with Him, and to understand the world in which they live in light of the Gospel.

Catholic Schools share in this mission by their commitment to helping spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Special times are set aside for the teaching of Religion along with Mass and Sacramental Preparations. All children are expected to attend and participate fully as possible in Religious Education instruction and activities.

St Edward’s Primary School strives to develop the whole person; socially, intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally and morally so that each may be able to become the person he or she is called to be. This is a special characteristic of a Catholic School.

Our Mission Statement

The St Edward's 'professional learning community' will provide a quality Catholic Education and ensure high levels of learning for all students.


The School Motto is ‘For God and For Country’.

Tilga Street
Canowindra NSW 2804

Phone: 02 6344 1170