This school exists as one of the ministries of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. As a Catholic school we seek to support parents in the faith development of their children. This includes formal Religious Education lessons using the diocesan curriculum. It also includes our informal Religious Education program which is best expressed through our inclusive practices and quality relationships.
Preparing children for the Sacraments
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish follows the Parramatta Diocesan policy regarding the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Penance. The parish where families worship is the parish where children will receive their Sacraments. In the Diocese of Parramatta, Sacramental programs are parish-based and family-centred. While our school supports these programs, the Parish Sacramental team is responsible for the preparation of the children. Sacramental preparation takes place in the parish and involves the family of the child.
Father Henry can be contacted at the Parish Office on 9622 2920 to discuss these programs with you.
Preparation for a Changing World
At Our Lady of Lourdes we equip the children with a variety of skills to prepare them to be successful members of society. In doing so we encourage the children to become responsible for their own learning and foster the desire to become lifelong learners.
Our Lady of Lourdes school follows the Board of Studies approved curriculum for Kindergarten – Year 6 in the Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Human Society and It Environment, Creative and Practical Arts, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Learning and teaching is founded on current education research to ensure learning is personalised for the individual and diverse needs of our students.
We encourage our students to own and drive their own learning and provide specific programs for both gifted and talented students and students with special learning needs to enhance their studies and ensure they are supported in the most beneficial way.
Our Learning Support Team works closely with classroom teachers to enhance student’s learning with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy.