A Message from our Principal, Mr Michael Gallagher

At St Raphael's we strive to educate the whole person as a spiritual, physical, emotional and academic being, so that our young boys and girls grow to be confident young adults who make positive contributions to the world.

We have high expectations of our students and are committed to ensuring that they are inspired and challenged not only to outstanding academic success, but also to faith development and support for social justice issues and service to others.

We pride ourselves on our modern facilities, clear standards and expectations of students, our fine record of academic success and care for each student. This, combined with a wide range of sporting and cultural activities, challenges every student to identify talents and develop them with excellence.

Our students are taught by committed and enthusiastic staff in a learning environment that recognises the needs of the individual.

St Raphael's greatly values its relationships with its families and encourages them to be ‘part of the journey’ as their sons and daughters progress through the school. A commitment to be involved in the education of your son or daughter, through participation in the life of the school, brings untold benefits to parents. Meeting other parents and involvement in this phase of your child’s journey is a wonderful experience not to be missed. The support and involvement of parents is very much part of the ‘St Raphael's spirit’.

I invite you to visit the school and to experience yourself the enriched learning environment at St Raphael's Catholic School.


Mr Gallagher


Commitment to Child Safety

Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst is committed to a culture where children are safe, supported and nurtured to grow and develop. The protection and wellbeing of children and young people is based upon the belief that each person is made in the image and likeness of God, and that the inherent dignity of all should be recognised and fostered. In safeguarding our community we work to develop and enhance the dignity of every member of our community.

CEDB is committed to instilling Safe Child standards in all our schools and CEDB with an understanding that keeping children safe is the responsibility of everyone within our school community.

Christina Trimble

Executive Director of Schools

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 and Brigidine Sisters who have gone before us.

We pray that Saint Mary MacKillop of the Cross and Saint Brigid continue to watch over us, and that their lives of service to others be a continuous source of inspiration for our actions”.

May we all walk gently on this land.

11-15 Liverpool Street
Cowra NSW 2794

Phone: 02 6342 2940