Principal's Message

Welcome to the Our Lady of the Angels' website. It is our hope that you will access relevant information to inform your desire to pursue enrolment at Our Lady of the Angels' Catholic Primary School. We pay our respect to the many Turrbal Elders past, present and emerging, who have cared for and respected this Country for many thousands of years. Their deep spirituality and connection to Country inspires us to embrace a peaceful and hope-filled future for all Australians. Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School was opened in 1950 by the Presentation Sisters and the St Paschal's Church was established in 1937 by the Franciscan Friars. As such, we celebrate a dual charism, whereby we learn from the example of Nano Nagle and St Francis, as we commit to meeting the needs of our context and community. Informed and inspired by the many women and men that have gone before us, we are an active and proud community working together to embrace a positive, engaging and respectful future.

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School is located in Wavell Heights, within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. As such, we act as an evangelical ministry of the Catholic Church. Within an increasingly secular and pluralist society, Catholic schools continue to be sustained by religious conviction and mission, seeking to activate and inspire informed and responsive participants within a global society.  The identified priorities, concerns and actions of all members within our community contribute to the ever-evolving expression and witness of OLA's Catholic school identity. As a Catholic school community, we are called to be active participants, inspired by the example of Christ as shared in the Gospel.

At OLA our Explicit Improvement Agenda (EIA) for 2022 acknowledges that: As a data informed, inspired and passionate community, embracing personal and collective responsibility for student engagement, progress and achievement, we encourage all to identify as assessment capable learners.

We aim to bring a sense of creativity, relevance and rigour to our learning context, which is difficult to adequately capture in words. We do however acknowledge that each stakeholder plays a vital role in creating the culture of this school by contributing to the quality educational outcomes desired for all community members. It is essential that we each act with integrity and in a professional manner, providing positive role models within our community.

​Informed by Christ, Charism, Church and Community may we personally and collectively embrace a learning environment that bears witness to our school motto, as we:

 

Shine with Life: Learn with Love; Grow with God.

 

Yours faithfully,

Kirsten Karey

Acting Principal