Give your child the best opportunity to develop academically, spiritually and socially.
Our Lady of the Way Primary is a Catholic coeducational K-6 school that opened in 1979. We are a Christ-centred Catholic faith and learning community. As Catholics who live by the Gospel values of faith, hope and love, we believe integrity is essential in living the values of being a safe and inclusive community: compassionate, respectful, just and fair, responsible, and cooperative.
We encourage respect of self and others through positive relationships and foster the values that Jesus lived, such as service, mercy, reconciliation and compassion. We celebrate the value and individuality of each person and hope to develop young people who will go on to make a real difference in our world.
Living out our motto
Social justice for the OLOW school community, is not just about “ticking a box” to say we care for people. It flows naturally out of all we do, and it begins at home as we strive to: Act Justly, Love Tenderly and Walk Humbly with our God. A concerted effort is made to reach out and care for families and children within our own school who are in the greatest need of support and compassion. We also reach out to those beyond our community through advocating and fundraising for Project Compassion, the Diocesan Works Fund, the Winter Food Appeal for the Penrith Community Kitchen, and making up hampers for the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.
Students at Our Lady of the Way Primary learn in the most up-to-date, flexible and engaging learning spaces. Our school has seen extensive refurbishments take place over recent years, always with the aim of improving the learning environment for the students, and therefore increasing the chance of providing them with the best start to their education.
Before and After School Care
Students at Our Lady of the Way Primary have access to an onsite before and after school care facility run by the Catholic Education Office. This service provides an interesting, caring and safe environment for Our Lady of the Way students where they can socialise, play games, complete activities or work on their homework.
A 21st Century learning environment
Our Lady of the Way Primary is a place where curiosity, imagination and love of learning are treasured. Our school is full of great teachers working together to meet your child’s needs in spaces that are designed for up-to-date learning. There are places for students to work together and for working independently. There are also places where the latest state-of-the-art technology and well-designed facilities support your child’s learning.
OLOW Primary is a community of learners, thinkers and achievers, and a safe place for your child to belong, make friends and be cared for.
A wide variety of sporting opportunities
Students at Our Lady of the Way Primary are provided with a wide range of activities that allow them to develop as young people with a range of interests and abilities. These activities include academic, extracurricular and sporting activities, which are supported by committed staff that believe in the importance of educating the whole person. The sporting interests of students are nurtured in a wide variety of activities. Some of these include:
- Local and regional sporting tournaments
- Touch Rugby League
- Rugby Union