Lighting the way - Preserving Our Faith, Culture and Heritage
Our school is dedicated to educational excellence, encouraging students to reach their potential in a nurturing environment to become productive Australian citizens, reflecting the faith of the Assyrian Church of the East, Assyrian language and Culture.
St Hurmizd Assyrian primary School is a unique learning institution founded by His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia after his appointment as a Bishop of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East in a Diocese that includes Australia and New Zealand. In Australia as the Assyrian community grew to many thousands of individuals, His Beatitude's vision was that the young Assyrians needed to attend a school where the Board of Studies Curriculum is taught as well as extra study would be introduced that would include their Language (Assyrian) and Culture.
With pride and joy, the first stage of the St Hurmizd Assyrian School was opened on Sunday 20th January 2002 by his Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia. Towards the end of his opening speech His Beatitude said "...a school, in which our people from all denominations will have pride in knowing that they have accomplished their national obligations upon which rely all the coming generations May the blessings of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ be upon all of you."
The School commenced its first Term of teaching on Wednesday 30th January with 86 students.
The school's motto is : Haimanoota, Yartoota and Yulpana which translates into: Faith, Heritage and Education.
Currently St Hurmizd Assyrian primary School is providing Educational service for 553 students including religious studies, Assyrian Language and all Board Of Studies Key Learning Areas.
The Assyrian Community in Australia and Abroad will forever be grateful for His Beatitude Mar Meelis's vision to establish a primary then followed by a secondary school Mar Narsai Assyrian College