St Lucy’s School began in 1938 when the Dominican Sisters responded to the request of the Catholic Church to establish a school for children who were blind, just as they had previously for children who were deaf. Originally located at Homebush (1938), the school was created under the patronage of St Lucy, the traditional protectress of the blind. In 1959, the school transferred to Wahroonga adjacent to the Dominican Convent and Prouille School, also established by the Dominican Sisters.
Over the years the direction of St Lucy’s has moved from the education of blind children to encompass children with a range of disabilities. At the same time, the school has more than doubled in numbers and has been physically transformed by the development of the playground and the addition of specialist facilities designed by Alec Tzannes and Associates.
St Lucy’s now offers an educational approach based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy with a focus on the creative arts and a commitment to realising our belief that all children are made in the image of God.
Our goal is to be a school of joy and beauty that all children wish they could attend. That is our vision of equality.
St Lucy’s Principals
|1938-1940||Sr M Stanislaus McCosker (Founding Prioress)|
|1941-1946||Sr M Marlina Carrigan (Directress of Studies)|
|1947-1956||Sr M Magdalene Christie (Directress of Studies)|
|1957||Sr M St Mark Marshall (Directress of Studies)|
|1958||Sr M Madeleine Egan (Directress of Studies)|
|1960-1963||Sr M Annunciata Marshall (Principal)|
|1964-1967||Sr Margaret Short (Principal)|
|1967||Sr Judith Catlan (Acting Principal)|
|1968-1973||Sr Margaret Short (Principal)|
|1974-1977||Sr Marie O’Regan (Principal)|
|1978-1979||Sr Margaret Short (Principal)|
|1980-1982||Sr Valerie Grimson (Principal)|
|1983-1986||Sr Louise Welbourne (Principal)|
|1986-1993||Ms Marilyn Jones (Principal)|
|1994-2002||Mrs Kathleen Freeman (Principal)|
|2003-2012||Mrs Jo Karaolis (Principal)|
|2013- 2015||Dr Georgina Reynhout (Principal)|
|2016-2017||Mr Warren Hopley (Principal)|