Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and draws its students from the local parish community and the immediate local area. The school belongs to the wider Sydney Archdiocesan system of Catholic schools. The school was established in 1907 by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and staffed by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, who came to Kensington in 1894. The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart were unable to appoint a Principal beyond 2001, therefore the first lay Principal took leadership of the school in 2002.
A feature of OLR is our Pastoral Care ethos which is based on our conviction that “as people of the heart” we treat all people with dignity and respect. Our Behaviour Management Policy is built on this premise and is articulated in our rights and responsibilities: Everyone has the right to be safe; to be happy; and to learn in a supportive environment.
OLR has developed a highly effective learning culture which reinforces shared responsibility and teamwork. Targeted Professional Development opportunities are given priority to assist teachers to keep up-to-date with the knowledge and understanding of high quality contemporary teaching and learning.
Believing that every child is a miracle transforms the way we design for children's learning. The staff consider themselves fortunate to have the privilege, the joy, the excitement and at times amazement of working with young people.
St. Joseph's Memorial School has two campuses. At Bridge Street, children start in the preschool and transition into school which goes up to Year 2. The children then move to Year 3 until Year 7 at the William Street Campus. This unique setting allows for not only a broader preschool program but for an easy transition into school.
Embracing the potential of each child is our primary focus which is guided by the principles of our Catholic Traditions and Reggio Emilia. Our small class sizes, modern classrooms and facilities, and unique playgrounds, enable the children to develop in a creative, dynamic and progressive environment where the learning prepares children as citizens for the 21st Century.
Our fee structures cater for variation in family size and income level.
To have a personal tour of the school phone and make a time to talk with the Principal, Mr Craig Fosdike.
OLSH College aims to develop young women who are confident, independent and interdependent learners with a commitment to service in the wider community. The broad curriculum encourages each student to achieve her full potential whilst developing individual special interests and talents.
OLSH College is situated on an attractive campus close to the Parish Church, Our Lady of the Rosary, and to the mother house of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.
The students of OLSH College represent many different language groups, and bring many talents to the College community – particularly in the curriculum areas of English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment and the Performing Arts.
The College offers a comprehensive programme of seasonal representative sport. Student leadership roles are highly developed. Scholarships are offered each year to Year 6 students with special abilities in Dance, Drama or Music, and to Year 7 to Year 11 students who are successful all rounders.
Mary MacKillop College was established by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart to provide exemplary secondary education for girls. The College is named after Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, who devoted her life to the people of Australia through founding, with Julian Tenison Woods, an Order of Sisters who would educate the “children of the bush” and help all those in need.
Your daughter will receive an excellent education at Mary MacKillop College, both in class and beyond the classroom. Your daughter's personal journey will be different to her classmates and we acknowledge that she will have her own gifts and talents, strengths and challenges. Your daughter will be steeped in the values of Mary MacKillop, develop a strong passion for social justice, seek to understand the circumstances of those who are not so fortunate and most importantly develop a love of learning which will last a lifetime. Our school motto ‘Know More, Do More, Be More’ encapsulates all that we try and offer the girls and what we hope they experience at the College. We want your daughter to develop confidence, resilience and throughout their time at the College try to be the very best version of themselves. As part of their journey they will gain knowledge and develop the ability to apply that knowledge in unfamiliar circumstances. They will also understand themselves as a learner, setting them on the road to success as they discover their life purpose and passion.
Our College is a small community, rich in relationships which encourage strong connections between staff and students making Mary MacKillop College a very welcoming and special place.
We have placed a strong emphasis on developing the leadership abilities of the girls from Year 8 to the Senior Years and we do this through formal programs and by the girls attending events such as the International Women’s Day Breakfast.