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.
Our Identity statement.
‘Our Lady’s is a faith community built on the Brigidine traditions to provide quality education and respect for all.’
Our Lady's acknowledgment 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 its 8 clans, including the Pangerang people of Wangaratta.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we commit to walk together in truth and justice."
"Strong Minds, Compassionate Hearts"
DUTY OF CARE:
Our school is a Sandhurst Catholic School which operates with the consent of the Bishop of Sandhurst and is owned and operated by Catholic Education Sandhurst Limited (CES Limited).
Our school in partnership with parents, guardians, and/or carers, who are the primary educators of their children, is entrusted with the holistic education of students in our school. Our school staff, therefore, have a duty of care to students to take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions that they can reasonably foresee would be likely to result in harm or injury to the student and to work for the positive wellbeing of each child.
The school owes a duty to take reasonable care that any student (or other person) on the premises will not be injured or damaged because of the state of the premises, including things done or omitted to be done to the premises.
Indeed, the school has a duty of care to provide a safe and protected environment for all students and adults in the school environment on a daily basis or in casual association.
COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY:
The care, safety, and wellbeing of children and young people is a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education. This commitment is drawn from and inherent to the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice, and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel.
Further information on Our Lady's Primary School's approach to child safety can be found in our
For information about reporting child abuse please refer to our
Police and DFFH Interview Protocol
pdf FourCriticalActions ChildAbuse (214 KB) .
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.
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 as 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.