About Us

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Waterloo (OLMC) is a Catholic systemic primary school within the Archdiocese of Sydney. The school was established in 1858.

Since 2005 our school has undertaken a 'Leadership for Reconciliation' Program. This inspirational program aims to provide an experience for our children that will give them the confidence to become leaders in their community.

OLMC works in partnership with the Australian Children’s Music Foundation to provide a tailored music program for students. This ACMF sponsored program enables the school to conduct a music program for all students which incorporates voice, percussion and performance aspects of music.

In 2011, OLMC commenced a pilot project initiated by the Catholic Education Office, Sydney to further develop links between the school, families and the community. The ‘Family Educator’ role promotes parent partnership and engagement between students, the classroom and the home within a strongly Catholic context.

The OLMC transition to school program, ‘Headstart’, also targets existing relationships between families, organisations and educational opportunity within the Waterloo community. The program aims to facilitate the move from preschool and home into the school setting through planned opportunities to engage with the students in both their preschool settings and at OLMC. Students are invited to interact with students and teachers from OLMC in educational activities designed to enhance their existing experience and knowledge.

At OLMC we are proud of our commitment to engage with our local community which has resulted in family members volunteering to assist at the school and several parents being employed as ‘Teacher Assistants’.

The OLMC community would like to thank the Federal Government for their financial support through ‘Building the Education Revolution’ funding which has resulted in refurbished classrooms and a renovated hall and kitchen area. The children are very proud of their learning spaces and the community is utilising the much needed hall and kitchen facilities.

At Our Lady of Mount Carmel we commit to working in harmony with each other and the wider community. We continue to assist our children in striving to make a difference in our world.