Our School

Our Lady of the Assumption

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Our School

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Primary School 

Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA) is a parish primary school built on a strong faith foundation calling us to be people of action in our world. The school programs are designed to foster the skills and talents of all students and bring parents into partnership with their children in the learning process. Our teachers are highly dedicated and well respected within the community.


OLA offers some outstanding educational opportunities for our Prep – Year 6 students and we pride ourselves on our wonderful community spirit. We invite you to take a moment to explore our website and learn more about our school.


At OLA Parish Primary School we strive to live out our Vision to be a place of welcome. We hope there is a strong sense of belonging for each member of our community. We aim to promote within our students a love for learning. Our concern at OLA is to educate the whole person. The religious, social, academic, physical and emotional aspects of our students are vitally important as we encourage each child to reach their potential.


Our staff are highly professional, motivated and dedicated to supporting each and every student. Parent partnerships are very important to us here at OLA. Together we aim to deliver an education of the highest quality. We invite parents to be involved in the life of OLA, knowing that this involvement maximises educational outcomes for our students.

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Our History

We are proud of our beginnings and history

Our Lady of the Assumption School (OLA) is situated in the Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) Peninsula Zone in Cheltenham. OLA was established as a church and school in 1951 with an enrolment of 80 students and staffed by the Brigidine Sisters. At this time, Cheltenham was part of the Highett parish. In 2008, OLA celebrated the anniversary of fifty years as a parish. The school is an integral part of the OLA community.

Our Mission

Promoting a love of learning

We promote a love of learning, through partnership with families, staff and the Parish community in a just and inclusive environment.

Our Vision

Welcoming community to all

We, at OLA, are a welcoming Christian community, living and celebrating with faith and gratitude in the spirit of Jesus.

School Prayer

May we learn to be just like Jesus

God, loving creator. Thank you for this day.

Guide our hearts to live in your way of love.

Lead the OLA community into actions of generosity and kindness.

May we learn to be just like Jesus. Amen

OLA Learning Space
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Learning Spaces

Spaces for all of our learners

We are fortunate to have a variety of different learning spaces at OLA. Such spaces include:

  • Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Makerspace

  • Japanese Room

  • Visual Art Room

  • Performing Arts stage

  • OLA Instrumental Program spaces

  • Modern, bright and open Church onsite

  • Large hall (includes kitchen to use with classes)

  • What I Need (WIN) intervention room (for both enabling and extending our learners)

  • Oval featuring soccer goals, AFL goals, running track and long jump pit

  • Adventure playground featuring student favourites; the spider climbing frames and large tyres

  • Well stocked and up to date library

  • Maths Task Centre

  • Outdoor spaces for our Gardening Program  (including our well loved chickens)

Meet Our Team

Nice to Meet You


Richard Jacques


Caitlan Taig

Deputy Principal, Religious Education Leader and Mathematics Leader

Fr Alan Fox

Parish Priest

Gabrielle McGee

Finance & Admin Manager

Alicia Robertson


Josy Reeder

Learning Diversity/

Wellbeing Leader and Learning & Teaching Leader

Anna Danson

Gr 5/6 Classroom Teacher and STEM Specialist Teacher

Shelby Turner

Gr 1/2 Classroom Teacher and Junior Level Leader

Kerry Boeing

Learning Support Officer

Carrie Mulcahy

Gr1/2 Classroom Teacher

Christine Thredgold

Prep Teacher, Intervention Leader and Literacy Leader

Di McDowall

Learning Support Officer

Di Milburn

Library Support

Fiona Lee

Prep Teacher

Francine Jorgensen

Gr 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Ann Arthur

Learning Support Officer

Gen O-Meara

Gr 5/6 Classroom Teacher and Senior Level Leader

Tom Perkin

Gr 5/6  Classroom Teacher

Helene Lionakis

Gr 5/6 Classroom Teacher and Japanese Specialist Teacher

Sarah Dooley 

 Learning Support Officer, Admin and First Aid

Julie Doyle

Gr 3/4 Classroom Teacher

Katherine Grima

Library Support

Kelly Herat

Learning Support Officer

Sarah Arnott

Learning Support Officer

Kirsten Milinski

Prep Classroom Teacher

Liz Thompson

Physical Education Specialist Teacher

Mark Buccilli

Gr 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Marsha Van Cuylenburg

Gr 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Meg McCallum

Learning Support Officer

Michela Vella

Gr 3/4 Classroom Teacher and Middle Level Leader

Michelle Congerton

Gr 3/4 Classroom Teacher

Nicole Collins

Gr 5/6 

Classroom Teacher

Sam Hudson

Gr 1/2 Classroom Teacher and Visual Art Specialist Teacher

Catherine Harrison

Gr 3/4 Classroom Teacher 


OSH Club

Out of hours school care

Out of hours care is available before and after school each week day and throughout the school holidays. Enrol or book: www.oshclub.com.au or contact on 0478 100 455.



Ph: 0478 100 455          

Email: ourladyofassumption@oshclub.com.au

Before School Care - 7:00am to 9:00am

After School Care - 3:15pm to 6:00pm

Vacation Care - 7:00am to 6:00pm


Welcome to OSHClub your Before & After School Care and Vacation Care provider. 

OSHClub works in partnership with Our Lady of Assumption PS to provide Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services to the school community. We pride ourselves on providing children with fun, play based learning experiences. From exciting activities and healthy nutritious food to caring motivated team members, the service meets all your children’s needs.


What happens at OSHClub?

We provide a range of activities for all ages including arts and crafts, games, sports, drama, board games, dress ups, cooking activities and fun social time with friends. On request from parents, during term time children can also participate in Homework Club. The service provides breakfast at Before School Care and afternoon tea at After School Care.

Our team

Your children are in the care of our qualified and experienced team members who have a current Working With Children check and are trained in First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis.


How to enrol and book

An online OSHClub enrolment form must be completed via oshclub.com.au prior to your child’s first attendance. Once enrolled with OSHClub, you can log into your account and book the sessions you require.


Further information

For more information, please visit our website oshclub.com.au or call our Customer Service Team on 1300 395 735.



Representing the OLA family

The children at OLA are very proud of their school. The purpose of the school uniform is to identify each student as a member of this community, and thereby to establish a common bond.  The parents and staff together believe that wearing a simple school uniform enhances this feeling of belonging.  The wearing of uniforms establishes attitudes of pride and cooperation and adds to the tone of the school. Parents are urged to ensure children wear their uniform and take pride in their appearance.  During First and Fourth terms the school hat is a uniform requirement.

New uniforms can be purchased from Bob Stewart’s 54-56 Florence street Mentone – www.bobstewart.com.au

The second-hand uniform shop is open a couple of times per term and is run by a fantastic team of OLA parents. Keep an eye out in the newsletter and on Caremonkey for upcoming dates!

Term 1 and 4 Summer Uniform; students must wear a hat.

Term 2 and 3 Winter uniform.