Our Lady of Fatima Rosebud


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2nd February 2017
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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.

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2017 NEWS
We have exciting plans for the space known as ‘The Hub’ in 2017. This space which has been the Year 6 classroom this year will become a fully staffed resource centre providing us with a greater capacity to offer special programs which are tailored to meet student need. This will include opportunities for one to one and small group sessions providing extension and intervention work in Numeracy, Mathematics, Social Emotional Learning and Student Leadership. The space is large enough for whole classes to be engaged in discovery activities using equipment such as chrome books, robotics and related technology, while also housing small groups or individuals working on specific projects. It will be equipped with a range of new furnishings and resources to support these activities. There will be a team of teaching and support staff offering programs in this space and in classrooms in 2017. Mrs Virginia Dunwoodie and Mrs Dimity Hemingway will be teaching students in The Hub

We also have plans for the library, which will provide greater access for students throughout the day and at lunchtimes. This will include an automated checkout desk for self service borrowing. We are also organising resources to enable borrowing from classroom libraries so that students have access to quality reading material at all times. The library will relocate to Room 3 where it will be closer to the playground and more accessible for lunchtime activities and borrowing.

The Year Six classroom space will be located in rooms 13, 14 and 15. This will give our senior students a great space where they can reproduce the current hub environment with designated classroom and breakout areas.

For 2017 we have allocated additional teaching staff into the Year 1/2 level. Mrs Jan Nagel and Mrs Bronwyn Keane will take teaching groups for Literacy 9.00 – 11.00am daily ensuring there are five teachers across three classes. Mrs Jacinta McRae will join the team for Numeracy and other sessions from 11.30 – 3.30pm


The Garden Program will continue next year under the guidance of Heather McGillivray. Heather is part of the School Food Gardens Team which operates under the Cultivating Communities Organisation. Heather will come each Monday and work with students to continue our Garden Program.

The following specialist subjects will be offered: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Sports, Garden, Science/Sustainability, Indonesian, Electives for the senior students and a range of Student Support Programs including School Wide Positive Behaviour and Social and Emotional Learning. Extension and Intervention Programs will be developed and delivered according to student need.


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