Our Lady's Primary School - Friday 5th April, 2019

Our Lady's Primary School Surrey Hills

Guided by the life of Jesus Christ

Inspired by the Spirit of Mary

Our Lady’s Primary School is a place of growth and challenge.

Where we seek to ignite imagination and promote a lifelong passion for God and learning 

Learning together in Faith Hope and Love

Principal: Mrs Annie Engellenner -

Office Manager: Mrs Julie Leung -

Parish Priest: Fr Mark Reynolds - 

Hours of Supervision of Students: Monday – Friday 8.30am -3.45pm

School Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 8.30am – 4.00pm


We give thanks for all the teaching and learning that has taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom. For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced with a growth mindset; for the respect and care that has been given to us. We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown. We give thanks for the words that have been used for good and made us feel safe and happy.

Bless our families as we take our holidays.

We give thanks for Mr Fogarty. We are grateful for his love and dedication to us.We pray that he is safe in his travels. We also pray that Mrs Mulholland, Julie and Mrs Potter and their families are safe and happy on their wonderful adventures.

Leadership and Management

Dear Parents and Friends of Our Lady’s School Community,

What a great way to finish the term with our Fun Run on Monday. Congratulations to Mrs Jane James for organising the event and to all the parent helpers for their support on the day.

Thank you Ms Clare Hicks, our Deputy Principal, for helping our students to make authentic connections between this event and our faith. The event was so much more than a Fun Run. Our students ran with real purpose and intent to make a difference in the lives of others. I know how much Ms Nicholson appreciates all Our Lady’s has done to support the children of Grace Orphanage in Uganda.


Work has commenced on the school playground. After a long process of planning and consultation, we are all very excited to see this project finally underway.

To make every opportunity of this experience,  teachers are aligning the curriculum outcomes in Maths, Design and Creativity, during the course of term 2.

It is anticipated that the work will be completed by the end of week 4.

School Logo

Thank you to the many families that took the opportunity to respond to the survey to select our new school logo.The Parish Education Board was extremely pleased with the response rate.The new school  logo brings our school vision statement to life and presents Our Lady’s Primary School in a fresh and contemporary way.

We look forward to unveiling our new School Logo at Assembly in Week 2.

School Vision

Our Lady's Primary School, Surrey Hills

Guided by the life of Jesus Christ

Inspired by the Spirit of Mary

Our Lady’s is a community that ignites imagination and promotes a lifelong passion for God and learning.

Our Lady's Primary School is a place of acceptance, optimism, success, growth and challenge.


Farewell Mr Fogarty! Thank you for all you have contributed to our school over the past 2 years. We wish you safe travels as you begin your new adventure in the UK.

Welcome Back

We welcome back Mrs Rose Urquhart in term 2.


Mrs Bern Potter will be taking on leave for the first 4 weeks of term 2. Bern will be undertaking a study program in the Holy Land, particularly Jerusalem. Mrs Carolyn Hibbard will take on the Reading Recovery role in this time.

Jacinta Mullholland 

We wish Mrs Mulholland and her family safe travels on her trip overseas. Mrs Sandy will be taking her class in her absence.

Julie Leung

We also wish Julie and her family a safe journey home to see her mum. Julie will return in week three of second term.

Term 2 Working Bee

At our last Working Bee we were a little disappointed with the participation rate, so after some reflection and discussion at the recent PFA meeting, we are  going to trial the Working Bee at an alternative time. The next Working Bee will take place on Saturday, May 4th between 2pm and 5pm.

Term 2  - Week One

Monday - Easter Monday - Public Holiday

Tuesday - Regular School Day

Wednesday - Regular School Day

Thursday - ANZAC Day - Public Holiday

Friday - School Closure Day

In term two we welcome the Kim-Lee  family and Jade who will join our Year 5/6 students.

Thank you for a wonderful term of learning. On behalf of the staff I wish you and your family a peaceful and happy Easter.

Annie Engellenner


Religious Education

Our Lady’s Fun Run, 2019

On Monday we had a wonderful day of focussed sharing and learning around the Liturgical Season of Lent.

We began the day together in prayer and reflected upon being grateful for our loving families, our education and the many resources we have. We also prayed for those in need and for the courage to ‘see’ those who are hurting in our world and respond with action.

Our action took the form of the ‘Fun Run’ and it was so fabulous to see the children running with such great determination, whilst having fun together. We believe that deep learning occurs when we link learning, prayer and action together. It was very exciting to hear comments like, “ During the fun run I was so tired and felt like giving up but I wanted to run for Uganda”. We returned to school tired but happy. The rest of the day was spent sharing our wonderful prayer stations. Each station included a related scripture and a reflection and time of prayer upon how they could become people of great love. A wonderful day was had by all.

We Give thanks!

We conclude our school term with a great deal of gratitude. We have so much to be grateful for. For the learning, friendships and fun. We are grateful for all the hard work of our students and teachers. We are grateful for the opportunities to stand beside Grace Orphanage. We are grateful for the love that we have received from all the children at Grace Orphanage. These children have taught us so much. We are grateful for the work of Ms Nicholson and her work with these children. We are grateful for the generosity of our families in supporting these children. We are grateful for the love and dedication of Mr Fogarty and wish him all the blessings in the world for an amazing trip abroad. We will miss him.

Clare Hicks

(Religious Education Leader)

Religious Education Dates 2019

Dates Ahead 2019

Surrey Hills and Wattle Park Parish Sacramental Program

Surrey Hills Wattle Park Parish provides sacramental preparation, catechist classes for children within the parish who do not attend the parish schools. 

EUCHARIST classes, for children who have been Baptised and received First Eucharist (First Communion) will begin Thursday, 13 June. 

For Reconciliation and Confirmation class enrolment details (Eucharist enrolment in Term 2) please contact:

Nanette Giovannini,

Parish Sacramental Coordinator. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Parish Office, (excluding school holidays) 9890 2510.


Tuckshop will commence in week two of second term.

PFA Dinner - Save the Date

Details are as follows:

Save the date 2019 PFA Dinner, Box Hill Town Hall, 20th July. More details to come. Please save the date.

Fete News

Fete sponsorship and donations 

The school fete attracts a number of generous sponsors each year, including parents and local businesses from around the area. If you would like to find out more about this year’s sponsorship opportunities, please contact James Patterson on 0420456414 or Matt Hawking on 0438295578. Or, if you would like to donate an item for the major raffle or the silent auction please contact Elaine Hanlon on 0420401000.