Our Lady of Lourdes
Ferguson Road,
Dardanup
(08) 9728 1054
(08) 9728 1469
dardanup.admin@cathednet.wa.edu.au

Principal's Welcome

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our school website. Your time in exploring our website is appreciated. Our website is constantly updated in the hope that we can provide accurate information for those parents considering our school as an educational option for their children.

Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) School is a co-educational Catholic primary school catering for approximately 209 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Located in the country town of Dardanup, 15km south east of Bunbury, OLOL is committed to providing enriched learning opportunities which enable children to develop to their full potential.

The school is focused on good teaching and learning, and actively uses individual student data to enhance and support student learning. The school offers a comprehensive learning program with support and extension opportunities available for all students. Ongoing school improvement is a strong focus.

The school also assists parents in preparing each child to contribute positively to their local community, having a particular awareness of the needs of, and responsibility to, the wider Church. A particularly strong working relationship has been established with the Parish, and our Priest Fr Wayne Bendotti, to support the faith development of all students and families.

Our school has a strong welcoming culture with an emphasis on communication, teamwork and pastoral care. Our strength is our committed and high quality staff with excellent connections and communication across year groups. This provides a whole school consistency of approach to learning and has led to our strong academic results and excellent reputation.

OUR VISION
Our vision is to be a welcoming community of “Many Minds and One Heart in Christ”.

OUR MISSION
Our Lady of Lourdes is an expression of the life and pastoral care of the Church in the local community. With Christ as its inspiration and guided by Gospel values, the school strives to promote the education and development of the whole child. Our Mission is:

to provide a high quality education that will inspire an ongoing love of

God which embraces our Core Values.

OUR CORE VALUES
As a learning community centred on the example of Christ, the following core values underpin our approach:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Courage

I invite you to view our strategic plan available in the ‘Our School’ link on this website.

In formulating this Strategic Plan the School Leadership Team, Staff, and School Board have undertaken a thorough and inclusive process. Throughout this process we have assessed how well we are going as a school, identified emerging concerns and discussed new trends and opportunities likely to be faced in the future. We are appreciative of the feedback provided through community consultation and a commitment to turning our aspirations for the school into a clear path forward.

This plan will provide a clear direction for all in our school as we strive to support students in their learning and personal development.

We strive to work in partnership with parents over the coming years as we move towards achieving the strategic intent and goals of our Strategic Plan. As a school, we continue to live out our vision of “Many Minds and One Heart in Christ”.

Angela Hegney
Principal

With Christ as its inspiration and guided by Gospel values, the School aims to develop a sense of worth, responsibility, respect for others and an ongoing love of God and of learning.