Our Lady of Fatima Parish Primary School
Virtual School Tour
A Day in the Life of Prep
Hello. Welcome to our website. I hope that through these pages you will come to see and understand a little about the spirit and life of Our Lady of Fatima Primary School. When you walk through our school gates I hope you feel the welcoming spirit in person.
We are situated in Rosebud on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Our students are drawn from Rosebud, Dromana, McCrae, Safety Beach, Boneo and Cape Schanck.
We aim to help students grow in their learning and faith journey, appreciating God’s love for them and knowing that the Gifts of the Spirit are available to be called on in prayer and action throughout their lives. These amazing gifts are a lifetime package:
Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Reverence, Wonder and Awe.
Our school motto is Dream Believe Achieve, and we aim to foster in our students the understanding that goal setting and hard work are essential actions if we are to achieve our dreams. We have three simple rights, which guide our school wide positive behaviour learning. They are:
Everyone has the right to learn
Everyone has the right to feel safe
Everyone has the right to be treated with respect.
We have a very dedicated group of teachers who work hard for their students. We recognise that games and play are important sources of learning for children. Our spacious grounds and the range of play options ensure children have plenty of choice during recess and lunch breaks. Our extra curricular programs include making the most of our local environment with outdoor education, garden group, swimming, camping programs, excursions, interschool sports and more.
Our award winning hub provides a welcoming safe place for students meeting them at their point of need. We are regularly visited by leaders from other schools who would like to learn from our practice. Our Spirit of Fatima Star award encourages students to develop a wide range of skills and interests. Their achievements and talents are celebrated with awards at our weekly whole school assembly.
We attract students from eight different preschool centres and most of our Year 6 students go on to attend Padua College after graduating. Some of our students go on to Rosebud Secondary College, Dromana Secondary College, Flinders Christian College and Toorak College.
After visiting our website, if you would like to know more, please feel free to come in person for a tour of the school. Call the office for an appointment or email us with any queries.
Mrs Monica Coyle
Engaging, exciting & innovative...
The Curriculum at Our Lady of Fatima follows the guidelines set by VCAA in the Victorian F-10 Curriculum which incorporates the Australian Curriculum. The curriculum sets out what all young Australians are to be taught, and the expected quality of learning as they progress through their schooling. The Victorian Curriculum F-10 is the curriculum for Victorian schools.
Curriculum areas are: Religion, English, Mathematics, Science, The Humanities, Technologies, Languages, The Arts, Health and Physical Education. These are explored through the Capabilities areas: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical and Intercultural.
Catering for Students' Learning Needs
The Hub is a centrally located resource centre, which includes five zones delivering a range of intervention and extension programs designed to cater for students’ learning needs.
In the hub you will see a variety of equipment and a range of furniture and configurations to suit many different teaching situations. You will see pedal desks, foot and hand cycles, bouncy bands, a sensory wall, fiddle toys, rocking boards, earth balls, large cushions, puzzles, themed kits, timers and more.
The Take a Break room is available for students with anxiety or ASD who need short breaks from the classroom. In this space they can take a short break from the sensory over stimulation which can occur even in very well managed classes. The students are greeted on arrival, sign in, set the timer and are able to use the space to reset and self regulate their heightened emotion before returning to class. The Take a Break space has a large proprioceptive beanbag, chairs with bouncy bands, pedal cycles, an array of calming fiddle toys, thera-putty, sand tray, books and more. An adjacent space has a sensory wall, soft padded fall mats, wedges and a punching bag to assist students exert physical pressure, then to calm and refocus in readiness to return to class.
One of the zones has been designed to foster social emotional learning through a structured program of games and fun play for those who have difficulty reading social cues, using social language and understanding give and take of play such as the practice of turn taking, sharing and compromise.
The Hub also offers extension classes in Mathematics and Literacy meeting the needs of these high achievers. This zone has access to an interactive screen plus a large projection screen along with audio- visual and ICT resources which are used for Coding, Visual Literacy and more.
The Hub is staffed every day. Students may arrive with a hub pass from the classroom teacher, be accompanied by support staff or arrive with their group or class teacher for a scheduled lesson.
The Hub has become a real asset in our school, highly valued by staff and students alike.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Primary School
We thank you for considering Our Lady of Fatima as an educational setting for your child and for you as a family. All enquiries regarding enrolments are welcome. Please contact the school office on 03 5950 0400 for a school tour or an appointment with the school principal, Mrs Monica Coyle.
We take enrolment applications at anytime, and particularly encourage you to apply early in the year before your child is due to start school. Applications are usually required by the end of Term One (late March, early April) in the year prior to commencement.
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