Welcome – Principal
I wish to extend a warm welcome to your family on behalf of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL), Prahran. Our school community is a happy, friendly and welcoming place where your child will be nurtured to reach full potential through curriculum that is personalised and engaging. This website provides a ‘snap shot’ of our school for prospective families and is a source of ongoing information to our current families.
It is a privilege to be part of this community and as Principal, each day I witness the love, commitment and hopes that each parent carries for their child. Parents are the first educators of their children and it is they who are the consistent influence in their lives. We teachers journey with you in supporting your child’s development by providing a safe and happy learning environment. We aim to work in partnership with you by nurturing the children’s development, by taking a genuine interest in their welfare, and by guiding, supporting and assisting their holistic development. The teachers at Our Lady of Lourdes School are professional, dedicated and resolute in ensuring that each child attains their full potential.
Our Lady of Lourdes School is a parish primary school. We are committed to educating the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and creatively. We continually strive to create a Catholic learning community in which Christian values are taught, not only through formal lessons, but through our values and relationships with parents, teachers, students, family and the wider community.
At Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, we aim to develop the attitudes and skills which will equip the children to participate fully in the world of the 21st century. We believe that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning. The school caters for individual differences and believes that children should proceed at individual rates and be successful in what they do. We build the expectation that each of us has the potential to contribute to the development of our changing world.
The staff and I look forward to welcoming you to Our Lady of Lourdes school community.
Mrs Francine Walsh
A PARENT ONCE SAID …
“It is such a pleasure to arrive each morning to be greeted by a warm and friendly smile. The children are playing happily, the garden is being watered, the grounds are being swept and above it all I can hear the teacher on duty happily greeting each child and their parents. As a parent I couldn’t think of a better way for my child to start his school day.” – Melinda