Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School is a two stream primary school, located in the leafy suburban street of Yardley Avenue, Waitara and part of the local community of Hornsby Parish.
We are proud of our school and look forward to welcoming you in the future. We encourage our students to be the best they can be, celebrate our rich cultural diversity and foster strong partnerships between school, parish, home and community.
The life of a school is rich and varied. Over the course of any given week we celebrate learning, friendships, laughter, faith, school masses, excursions, sports and creative arts.
We have a strong tradition of quality education within a Christ-centred community where Catholic values and traditions have been nurtured for over 120 years.
The faith life of Our Lady of the Rosary school community is based on two enduring understandings.
They are: ‘You are living stones making a spiritual house’
1 Peter 2: 4 – 9
and our School Motto: For God Alone.
In the stone walls of our buildings, both Cathedral and school, we see a symbol of who we are and who we are called to be. As educators we see it as our privilege to work with parents to help them fulfil the task they were given, when they presented their children for Baptism, of forming their children as ‘living stones’ making up the spiritual building which is the community of the Church.
Through our school motto, we want our children to know and experience God revealed in the everyday – God is in the people and environments that make up our world and permeates all aspects of school life and learning.
We have much to celebrate. Our Lady of the Rosary community values and affirms each individual, with students encouraged to strive to their potential and to build relationships of respect, trust and acceptance.
Our dedicated, enthusiastic staff provide a wide variety of rich learning activities striving for educational excellence in all areas. They are strongly committed to ongoing professional development, keen to share their passion as lifelong learners. We have a strong connection with our parent community and encourage and appreciate their involvement in many ways in the life of the school. Our parish community is led by Fr Peter deSouza, Administrator of the Cathedral Parish whom we work closely with in fostering parish connections. We are blessed in the strong partnership that exists between school, home and parish.
In 2018 we celebrated 120 years of catholic education. We look back with gratitude to those whose vision saw OLOR start as a small community of faith in 1898, built up over the years by the faith and dedication of the Sisters of Mercy. We look forward with hope and confidence as we meet the challenges of contemporary Catholic education in this 21st century in the years to come.
Jacinta Crowe - Principal
(as voted by site visitors)