Our Lady of Victories Primary School, Shortland, values and promotes the pursuit of excellence in a supportive and safe environment while providing quality, positive and real education for students to achieve their full individual potential.
The school’s spacious grounds and gardens give students plenty of room to run and play safely, with students also having access to the latest computer technology and tablets to enhance their learning inside and outside the classroom.
Within the creative arts, students are provided with the opportunity to participate in CAPA workshops, use the ‘Music Room’ program, participate in the school Mass choir, receive private music lessons, audition for ASPIRE, learn to play the guitar or piano and enter the school talent show. Students also have the opportunity to participate in weekly dance lessons to prepare for the annual Christmas carols concert and Year 6 students are taught the ukulele to perform at the end of the school year.
O.L.O.V promotes the importance of environmental awareness through a number of educational programs and environmental initiatives. As a member of the Junior LandCare group, the school works closely with the Shortland to Wallsend LandCare group by participating in local tree planting and environmental activities such as monitoring the water quality in the local water ways. The school also has a small plant nursery that supplies native plants to the local LandCare group and nurtures a number of chickens.
O.L.O.V is well known and respected in the local community, participating in many local events and supporting charities such as St Vincent de Paul and Catholic Mission through liturgies, educational experiences and fundraising activities. The school also supports the local RSL by attending the Dawn Service and conducting a service at the school, which many of the local diggers attend.