Our Lady's Primary School, Wangaratta

Phone: (03) 57213783
Fax: (03) 57219401
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Embracing a compassionate and dynamic community through strong Gospel values, quality education and promoting respect for all

 

Our Lady's acknowledgement of country.

"As we gather on this sacred land let our voices join theirs. 
We are standing on the country of the Yorta Yorta Nation and it’s 8 clans, including the Pangerang people of Wangaratta. 
In the spirit of reconciliation we commit to walk together in truth and justice."

Welcome to Our Lady's. All who seek us out are most welcome in our place. 

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.

School Motto:

"Strong Minds, Compassionate Hearts"

 COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY:
All students enrolled, and any child visiting, have a right to feel safe and be safe. The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have zero tolerance to child abuse. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and are free to enjoy life to the full without any concern for their safety.

Further information on Our Lady's Primary School's approach to child safety can be found in our  pdf Child Prote (207 KB) pdf tion and Safety Policy (207 KB)

and in our  pdf Child Safety Code of Conduct (193 KB) . For information about reporting child abuse please refer to  pdf FourCriticalActions ChildAbuse (214 KB)

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DUTY OF CARE:

Our Lady's, its Principal and its staff owe a duty to take care of students whilst they are involved in school activities, or are present for the purposes of a school activity. This duty of care is non-delegable meaning that it cannot be assigned to another party. 

In accordance with the Guidelines, the school’s duty extends to taking:

  • reasonable measures, with regard to all the circumstances, to protect students from risks of harm and injury that should have been reasonably foreseen; and
  • take reasonable care that any student (and other person) on the premises will not be injured or damaged by reason of the state of the premises or of things done or omitted to be done in relation to the premises.

This requires not only protection from known hazards, but also protection from harm that could foreseeably arise and against which preventative measures can be taken

Discrimination Free School.

At Our Lady’s we value the diversity of our school community and respect the differences between employees and students, recognising that each person has individual talents and skills to bring to their work. At Our Lady’s we believe that all employees and students are entitled to work in an environment in which they can enjoy their work and their relationships with their colleagues, free from unwanted discrimination and harassment of any kind.

 

Democratic Principles

Our Lady’s Primary School continues the spirit and mission of the Brigidine Sisters and therefore, seeks to form its students as good Christians and Honest Citizens.

We strive to provide a comprehensive education that will allow our students to take their rightful place active members of the Church and of Australian society

The programs of, and teaching in, all Australian schools must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • • elected Government;
  • • the rule of law;
  • • equal rights for all before the law;
  • • freedom of religion;
  • • freedom of speech and association;
  • • the values of openness and tolerance.

 Our Lady's procedures for reporting and responding to child abuse.

Prodedures for reporting and responding to child abuse:

 

 



A Message from Our Lady's Principal

Hello everyone and welcome to our school website. Our Lady's is part of a great community in the south of Wangaratta. Our students work very hard at giving their best and their families work hard at giving the school their best.

After exploring the contents of the website, please feel welcome to ring the school or come in for a visit to see us in action. Here at Our Lady's we aspire to create a school  where faith, learning, responsibility and respect are hallmarks for preparing children for the world of today and tomorrow.

 

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