Welcome to Our Lady's. All who seek us out are most welcome in our place.
Our Lady's Primary School provides a child-safe environment, where all students have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and will be protected from harm.
Our Lady's Primary School serves the parish of Our Lady's Wangaratta in educating students in the ways of Christ, the world, and our local community.
The rapid growth of Wangaratta after World War Two prompted the late Monsignor Mahoney to select some acres off White Street for the purpose of expanding facilities for Wangaratta’s Catholic Community. Fr James Byrne was appointed to the new parish of Our Lady’s in March 1958. One of his first priorities was to establish a school for the rapidly increasing population of the South Wangaratta area. He had approached the Brigidine Community who signified their willingness to provide teaching staff, so plans were drawn and building commenced.
The values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ touch the personal life of the child, where he/she is able to experience people who manifest qualities of love, forgiveness, patience, compassion, tolerance and justice.
- developing a positive knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ in the Gospel
- integrating faith and life
- professing and practicing these values
- a personal interest in and concern for each child
- promoting a sense of hope and worth
- fostering an atmosphere of prayer and a sense of liturgical worship and celebration
A strong community is fostered where respect for ourselves, others, environment, heritage and Church is created and nurtured.
- establishing a spirit of working together
- promoting parent/staff partnership
- establishing a climate which is welcoming, affirming and reconciling
- genuine openness, caring, support and responsibility
- providing a sense of belonging by participating in community activities
- increasing opportunities for contact with parents
- inter-school relationships
- empowering individuals to create a just, harmonious society, encouraging all to respect and care for the environment
- promoting the development of self esteem and social skills to ensure we acknowledge and value the contribution of self and others
- encouraging all members of our community to play an active part in roles in the life of the school, parish and wider community
- development of mutual respect, courtesy and respect for the rights of others
Each individual is given the opportunity to develop to their full potential through quality teaching and learning experiences.
- regularly evaluating and developing programs insuring that the education offered is consistent with the development of the whole person
- providing opportunities for continued learning for teachers students and parents
- providing appropriate resources, facilities and equipment
- offering a wide range of learning experiences
- providing an environment that provides for self motivation, opportunities for creativity, development of physical skills, leadership, co-operation, faith development, personal growth and the acquisition and application of skills
- developing an appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in the community