On behalf of the school community, I extend to you a warm welcome and sincerely hope that your association with Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA) will be both happy and rewarding for you and your child.
OLA is a welcoming community in which all aspects of a child’s development are catered for, in partnership with parents and the broader community. It is important for teachers and parents to work together, and if this can be achieved then it is the children who benefit. Too often the school is spoken of as the provider of education and the important role and contributions of other institutions are minimised in the process. The three main contexts in which students learn and grow are the family, the school and the community. We encourage you to join us as a faith community, working together to create a climate of respect, unity and excellence providing an environment in which your children will achieve their full potential.
At the very heart of each Catholic school is a desire for the full flourishing of each student, across religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social domains. Here we support students to grow in virtue and to embrace a view of themselves and the world that leads to peace, justice, and the prospering of the whole of creation. (Horizons of Hope, CEM, 2016)
Our theme for the year is, Encountering God. God invites us to make sure our lives matter. God encourages us to live justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God. It is through working together that our community; children, parents and staff; will continue to build a school which reflects our constant encounters with God, in the Spirit of love, as the Gospel teaches.
I would like to welcome all parents into a long and happy relationship with OLA Primary School and Parish Community.