News page for Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School at Acacia Ridge. Stay up to date with all that is happening at OLOF.
School History Our Lady of Fatima was opened on 25th January 1954, with a total enrolment of seventy-eight pupils and a staff of two Sisters of Saint Joseph. Now, more than sixty years later, Our Lady of Fatima continues to bring quality catholic education to the children of Acacia Ridge and surrounding areas. General Information Our Lady of Fatima School caters for students from Prep through to Year 6. The school is staffed by a Principal, Assistant Principal, Class Teachers, Specialist Teachers, (Speech Pathologist, Guidance Counselor, ESL, Physical Education, Music, Support Teacher and a Librarian) and Ancillary Staff including Teacher Aides, School Secretaries and a full time Pastoral Care Worker. We are very proud of our school and its surroundings, as they create a pleasant learning environment. At OLOF we have great students; fantastic parents and excellent caring staff members.
Mission: In the tradition of Saint Mary Mackillop we strive to be lifelong learners;continually growingto reach our full potential. This is achieved in Faith, in Learning and in Community.
Our new gardens are looking great! A community effort to get them done and ready for planting.
How are you ordering tuckshop tomorrow? Remember if you need to go to the tuckshop, the only entry is through the parent car park - no access through the school grounds! We’re keeping everyone safe and learning at OLOF!
A reminder to all our parents that there is no access to the school grounds and classrooms. All families must go directly to the school office. If going to tuckshop or OSHC, entry and exit is via the back gate. If we all do our little bit, we can keep our school safe and learning!
Please check your emails for some important updates! We’re keeping everyone safe and learning at OLOF!
Year 1 have been reading Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles. We created beautiful art work using pastels.
Year 2 learning outdoors and working on the addition skills. Welcome to Miss Renner who will be completing her 4th year teaching prac in Year 2 this term.
Woo hoo! Tuckshop is back! Open tomorrow and Friday.
Congratulations to our Year 6 students who received their Leadership badges today!
Some happy Pilots of the Week after today’s assembly.
The uniform shop is open from 8am to 9am every Wednesday if you need to buy your winter woolies! Please make sure your child is in the correct school uniform each day.
We’re excellent writers in Prep...
More dance fun... and we started creating a banner about why our school is so special! OLOF Feast Day celebrations!
Lots of fun for our Feast Day today... starting with staff prayer at the Mary Garden and class dance presentations!
If you have a child in Year 2 to 6 who is continuing to learn from home, the alternative learning packs for next week will be available in the office tomorrow. Library will also be open for borrowing.
Tomorrow we celebrate Our Lady of Fatima feast day. Students can wear coloured clothes, have a sausage sizzle for second break and participate in prayer and activities throughout the day.
So excited to have our Preps and Year 1s back on Monday! Remember to bring your red learning packs. If your little one is feeling a bit nervous that’s okay! There’ll be lots of staff around to support them. Health checks are still happening and parents are reminded to pick up and drop off in the designated areas. We’re keeping everyone safe and learning at OLOF!
We're thinking about all our Mums and special women at school today. Here's a book reading from us to you!
PS A little surprise is coming home from OLOF to all our Mums today - check with your eldest child.
Library day tomorrow. All our students are welcome to return and borrow!
Thank you to our families who followed our drop off rules this morning. We’re keeping everyone safe and learning at OLOF!!! See you at the pick up zones this afternoon.
Mother’s Day Stall is under way! Open tomorrow and Friday morning with gifts from 50c to $10.
OLOF COVID-19 New Drop Off & Pick Up Policy. Starting tomorrow 6th May. Thank you for your continued support.
Bring your smiley faces and red learning packs to school tomorrow! Remember to see Mrs P for the roll and health check and if you’re unwell, stay home. See you all tomorrow!
Just a reminder there’s no school tomorrow due to the public holiday! We will see you all on Tuesday.
We love our jobs at OLOF and seeing the faces of the kids each day! These lovely donuts from Dilsher and Aanam are just the icing on the cake.
It’s music day. Mrs Seattle has suggested if you’re learning at home you could try www.musicplayonline.com for some free activities! Have fun!
Our Mother’s Day stall will be open next week for all our students from Wednesday to Friday. Come to the office to buy a gift for the special woman you will be celebrating.
Listen to our Local MP Leanne Enoch readiing one of her favourite stories, KooKoo Kookaburra by Queensland storyteller and illustrator Gregg Dreise
Minister for the Arts, Hon. Leeanne Enoch, MP shares the story of KooKoo Kookaburra, written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise as part of Jarjum Stories Live!
And remember, “Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often!"
A reminder that Monday is a public holiday and there is no school on Monday! We will see you at school on Tuesday.
With some of the students learning at school and other students learning at home, the Year 6 students are successfully using TEAMS to continue working collaboratively as a class! 👍👍👍👍👍
“The Year 6 students are exploring sudden geological events that affect the earth’s surface. They have made a model of a volcano and they are answering questions in groups in the collaboration space in TEAMS - at home and at school. They will comment on another student’s work in the group - virtual group work.”
A reminder that Thursday is library borrowing! All our students are welcome to come in and return books and borrow new ones. Follow the instructions of staff to make sure everyone stays safe!
From the Principal:
Since 1954 Our Lady of Fatima has established itself as a supportive, spiritual and student-centred learning environment. Founded by the Josephite nuns, we continue to cherish the charism and values espoused by Saint Mary Mackillop.
This page showcases our school to the wider community and provides information about ways in which we operate to meet the needs of our families. It is not intended to answer all of your questions about our school. Parents are encouraged to find out more about our school by making an appointment with me. I would be delighted to take any parent on a school tour to give thorough insight into our vision and mission, as well as to view our beautiful school surrounds .
In an ever-changing and challenging world, your child’s Primary School years are probably the most important. I thank you for considering OLOF as an option for your child. You are invited to join with us as we strive to 'make a difference' by providing a quality education for all of our students. We recognise that school is different for each child, aiming to build on each child’s cultural background, family situation, prior experiences, knowledge, skills and understandings.
We would love you to share your story with us as you join our journey knowing that you and your child will be valued member of our community where we will work with each other to ensure that your child is not only growing in knowledge but also developing wisdom.
God bless you and your families.
Damian Gambley Principal
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