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Our Lady of Fatima School is situated on the Mornington Peninsula, approximately 85km south of Melbourne, in a seaside location on the edge of Port Phillip Bay. The school serves the Catholic communities of both Rosebud and Dromana.
Our school offers a comprehensive curriculum within the context of a faith community. Our Lady of Fatima School offers the latest in teaching and learning, technology, extra curricula activities, and the benefits of being a high quality, inclusive, co-educational Catholic school. We offer our students a rounded education that supports personal growth based on Christian values. We encourage students to develop a knowledge of other cultures, languages and environmental and social issues.
In your child's time at Our Lady of Fatima the staff will be willing to support you in the education of your child. We will always try our hardest to provide the best environment for good learning, as well as making school a good place to be for your child. We are fortunate to have an excellent team of dedicated and competent staff who are well supported by all in the parent community.
PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP
Parents in Partnership is the name of our parent advisory group which meets four – six times each
year. We use the Catholic Education Office’s School Improvement Framework as a guide for these
meetings. The framework identifies five spheres which form the basis for the information presented
and the ensuing discussions. The spheres are:
- Teaching and Learning
- Student Wellbeing
- Leadership and Management
- Education in Faith
Our Parents in Partnership meeting this term will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 26th March.
It will be based on the Student Wellbeing sphere with a dual focus on Behaviour Management and
Student Leadership. All parents are welcome to attend and work with us reviewing current practice
and making recommendations for future.
CLASSROOM SHOWCASE AND AFTERNOON TEA
Make sure you have Wednesday 19th March in your diary. Parents, relatives, friends and prospective
families are welcome to come along to Fatima for an afternoon of learning and fun.
Between 2,00pm and 3.30 students will be showcasing their work in the classrooms. From 3.30 –
5.00pm families are invited to share in a BYO picnic afternoon tea. The school will fund a coffee van
with free cuppas for the adults and free icy poles for the children. Click here to see the program flyer
for full details of classroom activities. After school fun will include cricket on the new pitch, basketball, shoot-outs, bubbles, dress ups, bat tennis, table tennis, art work and much more.
Mark the date, bring your picnic rug and your friends.
MARCH 28th is BOARDIES DAY. All students are
encouraged to wear board shorts to school in exchange
for a gold coin in support of the McCrae Surf Life saving
Club. Who have hosted our senior students on their
On Wednesday the 5th of March Our Lady of Fatima was represented by 19 students at the
District Biathlon. It was held at a different venue this year – The McCrae Surf Life Saving Club.
The students were required to complete training sessions at school to prepare for this event. The
event required them to run a distance of 1Km on the sand, then take their shoes off at the transition
area and swim 200m. They then returned to the transition area where they were required to put their
shoes back on and run another 1Km on the sand to the finish line.
Well done to all of the students who competed and achieved by completing the District Biathlon
Event. The team is listed below with their place number in brackets.
Year 6 Girls
Year 6 Boys
Year 5 Girls
Year 5 Boys
Special mention to Josie who finished first in the Year 5 girls event and Millie who
finished 2nd in the Year 6 Girls event. Well done to all of the competitors, you did our school proud
with your behaviour, manner and sportsmanship on the day.
LENT – FAITH IN ACTION
The Lenten season in our Church commenced this week with Mass on Ash Wednesday. Lent is
a time of preparation for Easter. It is traditionally a time to renew our connection to God and to the
Christian faith through increased prayer, fasting (or giving up something) and donating money to those
less fortunate. With children we look for simple ways where they can participate in this renewal. See
information on The Deputy Principal’s page in this week's newsletter for information on how rainbow loom bracelets have
become part of our Lenten focus and a source of income for the Project Compassion Appeal.
“The Skoolbag App delivers school notices directly
to parents and students.”
How to install Skoolbag on your iPhone or iPad
Iphone users: Search for our school name ‘Our Lady of Fatima Primary Rosebud’ in the App
Store on your phone, PC or Mac and install. After the App is installed on your device make sure that you
select ‘OK’ to allow push notifications. Also click on ‘more’ then ‘setup’ and select which categories you
would like to receive push notifications for.
Android Users: Search for our school name in the Google Play Store on your phone, PC or Mac and
install. After the App is installed click on ‘more’ then ‘setup’ and select which categories you would like to
receive push notifications for.
If you are having difficulty with this process please ask at the office for assistance.