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-three stream school with classes from Prep (Foundation) to Year 6 (Senior). We are a welcoming and inclusive school community, where all students are valued and have a sense of worth. We believe all students have the right to grow and learn 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.
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, face the challenges of growing and experience their successes in order 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 dynamic and inclusive curriculum in learning areas, capabilities and skills that caters for diversity of learning styles and the needs of all students. The basis of our educational philosophy is student-centered learning involving critical thinking, as well as developing social and emotional awareness where students are adaptable and resilient to change. We provide a range of opportunities such as student leadership, extension and intervention programs, learning support, buddy programs, swimming programs, camps, community projects and specialist subjects in Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Science (STEM), Italian and Library.
We value and support partnerships with parents/carers in the daily education of their children, and believe that this should be founded on 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’