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.
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"
OUR LADY'S GOVERNANCE
The vision for education in Sandhurst is to provide, in partnership with our families, stimulating, enriching, liberating and nurturing learning environments in each of the Catholic school communities within Catholic Education Sandhurst Limited (CES Limited). Our Lady's Primary School is one of the Catholic school communities within CES Limited. At the heart of this vision is our commitment to the ongoing duty of care that we have for the safety, wellbeing, and inclusion of all children and young people.
The identity of the Sandhurst Catholic Schools reflects the principles of Catholic social teaching, grounded in the person of Jesus and interpreted and enacted for the “common good” in response to the “signs of the times”. These principles require that the dignity and potential of each person be fully respected within a climate that is conducive to peace, security and development. This must find expression in the relationships, structures, curricula, planning, processes and care in the everyday life of the school.
The Bishop has established the Company, CES Limited, to assume the ownership and operation of fiftytwo Catholic schools and to be responsible for the operation of further schools that will be established by the Company referred to as (Sandhurst Catholic Schools).
DUTY OF CARE
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.
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.