About Us

School Features

At Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Primary School we aim to educate your child in a safe, secure and caring environment, with teaching programs that take into account his or her special needs and abilities. We are committed to bringing out the best in your child by offering an education within a framework of Christian values. Being a single streamed school allows our teachers to gain an in-depth knowledge of each member of our community.

We Can Offer Your Child...

  • professional and highly qualified teachers with specialist skills in a variety of areas, up to date with current educational developments
  • an English program emphasising reading and writing skills together with a love of literature
  • a Mathematics program that emphasises the development of basic skills as well as providing an up-to-the-minute ‘mental maths’ focus to enhance Mathematics learning for the children
  • a Religious Education program that includes programs designed to assist you with your child's faith development as well as preparing them for Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation
  • a commitment to integrating technology into your child's daily educational program
  • specialist teachers who provide programs for those children who:
    • need extra help with general class work
    • have above average ability and will benefit from extension work
    • need assistance with the English language
    • are eligible for our Reading Recovery program
  • Infants’ classrooms that incorporate the Early Years Framework
  • a personalised approach to learning
  • a contemporary learning environment
  • specialist sport instructors and opportunities to participate in annual athletics and swimming carnivals
  • an opportunity to represent the school in a range of inter-school sporting events
  • onsite after-school care.

Our Lady of the Annunciation is a family-centred school with a rich learning environment. We cater for individual differences with sound educational programs so that all children may learn in a secure, happy environment where they are respected and accepted.

Our Pedagogical Principles

Evolving | Collaborating | Communicating | Engaging | Challenging

As the OLA learning community we are 21st century learners:

Evolving

Students and teachers are provided with varied opportunities which are innovative, progressive and challenging. This will develop a positive learning climate to foster life-long learning. We are encouraged to be:

  • progressive in our teaching and learning
  • adapting to new technologies
  • innovative in our learning environment
  • life-long learners in our journey.

Collaborating

Students and teachers are encouraged to become knowledge creators and managers, within a supportive network. We are encouraged to be:

  • supportive of one another's talents and needs
  • mentors to enhance other’s learning
  • in meaningful partnerships to enhance our capacity to learn
  • active listeners encouraging student voice.

Communicating

Students and teachers are encouraged to articulate our ideas, reflect on learning through peer and professional dialogue and value the opinions of others. We are encouraged to be:

  • reflective of our learning
  • positive in our relationships with others
  • responsible global citizens who connect our learning to the wider community and globally
  • professional in our dealings with all communities.

Engaging

Students and teachers are engaged in their learning through the provision of flexible learning spaces which reflect and support the varied nature of learning in the 21st century. Through the use of ICT, students are engaged in both physical and virtual worlds at a local and global level.

We are encouraged to be:

  • interactive, multi-modal learners
  • flexible in our use of learning spaces
  • active problem solvers, critical and discerning thinkers
  • authentic users of ICT
  • stewards and caretakers of our world.

Challenging

Students and teachers will challenge themselves to take risks in a safe and positive learning environment to become independent learners who co-construct and take ownership of their learning. We are encouraged to be:

  • risk takers who develop resilience
  • independent learners who set, negotiate and achieve individual goals
  • responsible for our own learning by negotiating tasks
  • individualised in our approach to cater for the needs of the whole learner
  • diverse in our learning experiences.