On behalf of our school community, I welcome you to Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Primary School, Donvale.
Our Lady of the Pines is a two-stream school with classes from Prep (Foundation) to Year 6 (Senior). We are a welcoming and inclusive school community where we believe all students have the right to grow to their full potential in a safe and engaging environment. The core values and mission of the school are based on Gospel Values, and includes a strong culture of care and pastoral support for all students and families. There is also an emphasis on promoting the value and worth of all the students in our school.
Our staff are enthusiastic, highly dedicated and committed to the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual development and social needs of our students. We support our students to become life-long learners, feel secure and experience success so they learn to view themselves as valued members of a community who have the capacity to contribute to their world.
At Our Lady of the Pines we offer a diverse and dynamic curriculum that caters for all learning styles and the needs of each individual student. This covers all learning areas, capabilities and skills. The basis of our educational philosophy is student-centred learning involving deep, critical thinking and inquiry, as well as developing a social and emotional awareness where students become resilient to cope with our ever changing world. We provide a range of opportunities such as student leadership, extension programs, learning support, buddy programs, swimming programs, camps, community projects and specialist subjects in Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Science (STEM) and Italian.
We provide opportunities for our students to become active and responsible citizens through supportive and effective relationships with all key stakeholders at OLOP. We value and support partnerships with parents/carers in the daily education of their children, and believe that this should be founded on a spirit of mutual respect, cooperation, communication and involvement. It is a privilege to work with families in the education of their child/ren.
Please feel free to explore our website and contact the school for further information or to arrange a tour of the facilities to personally experience our warm and engaging environment.
‘We are Community’
Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Primary School is a co-educational primary school catering for students in the Donvale and surrounding areas. The first stage of Our Lady of the Pines was completed for opening in early 1978 with an enrolment of 147 students. In 1990 the church was built and the community became an independent parish.
A three-stage building program was completed in 1986 and in 1997 a new building containing six learning areas was added. In 1999, four of the original classrooms were replaced with a new brick-veneer complex containing four new learning areas and amenities. Major refurbishment of the original building took place in 2008.
The Physical Education and Community Enrichment Centre (P.EA.C.E. Centre), a performing arts and basketball court with adjoining meeting and office rooms, was constructed under the ‘Building Education Revolution’ program. This building, which was funded by the Federal government and the school, was completed in 2010.
In 2018, the school will be undertaking a $2.65 million refurbishment to the school and its surrounds. This project will provide a new and welcoming administration entry to the school and enhance the wonderful facilities and grounds we have at Our Lady of the Pines.