Our Lady of Lourdes School, Dardanup, is a Catholic school comprising 224 students from Kindergarten to Year 6, located 15 minutes from Bunbury. The school provides enriched opportunities which enable children to develop to their full potential – spiritually; intellectually; physically; socially and emotionally. Our Lady of Lourdes is dedicated to improving learning outcomes for students. This approach provides teachers with greater professional learning opportunities, and ensures that all students reach their learning potential.
Classroom learning experiences are designed, and provided, using individual data that has been collected and analysed for each student. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum, with support and extension opportunities available for all students. Ongoing school improvement is a strong focus, based around LEAD (Learning, Engagement, Accountability and Discipleship). The school assists in preparing each child to contribute positively to their local community, having a particular awareness of the needs of, and responsibility to, the wider Church. A strong working relationship exists with the Parish to support all students and families.
High levels of community involvement are evident in school activities. This was particularly evident in the establishment of the Nature Play space. The P&F Association supports the School Board and staff in providing an attractive, well-resourced learning environment. They also strive to continually build a strong Catholic Ethos and community spirit. The school provides students with opportunities for participation in various extra-curricular activities such as the Leonardo Day Science Project, interschool athletics carnivals, winter sports carnivals, camps, incursions and excursions.
Our Lady of Lourdes prides itself as a place where Christ-like values are the core of our learning, where each person is valued, and where all are welcome. The school’s motto is “Multae Mentes Cor Unum” which means, “Many Minds, One Heart”.
The school is single stream. There are eight class teachers and also specialist teachers to support programmes of Music, Science, LOTE (Italian) and a Learning Support Co-ordinator. The staffing also supports Mini Lit and Multi Lit Programs. Currently we have a staff of thirty. The school enjoys excellent support and involvement from its parents and community.
Diocese of Bunbury