Our Lady's School is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders.This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.
In a spirit of unity and harmony, we strive to develop the whole person; providing an excellent education for all and inspiring our community members to live a Christian way of life.
With Faith and Love we are people of Compassion Courage Justice Peace Respect Service
This year, 2021, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Primary School proudly acknowledges one hundred and one years since it first opened its doors on the 12th October 1919. The school continues to grow and flourish. We have been very fortunate to have had seventy three years of leadership by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, who were formed by Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop. The school maintains deep connections with the sisters of St. Joseph and has worked to keep alive the charism of St. Mary MacKillop, who continues to be a constant source of inspiration for our school community.The Sisters of St Joseph left the school in 2000.
In 2016 we also farewelled the Oblates of Mary Immaculate who had worked in our Parish and school for twenty years. During that time they made an immense contribution to our school and have been instrumental in improving our school’s resources and facilities. Under their leadership, the school and parish have gone from strength and strength.
In 2016 a new Parish Priest was appointed Father Peter Damien McKinley by the Archbishop Denis Hart to Our Lady's Parish and School.
Our Strategic Intent
The staff of Our Lady's school are committed to providing personalised and targeted learning for all,driven by Gospel values and best practice, within a contemporary and collegial learning context.
We commit to: