Our Holy Redeemer School, Surrey Hills

Our Holy Redeemer School, Surrey Hills

Principal:  Mr Frank Dame

E No.  E1068

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9898 2315

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History:

Our Holy Redeemer School, Surrey Hills, was established over 100 years ago by the Sisters of St Joseph. The first lay principal was appointed in the late 1970s. There are nine classes and a number of support staff. The children learn in a community environment where the older children care for the younger children. There is considerable parent involvement in the school through fundraising, social events and parental involvement in the classrooms.


Description:

Our Holy Redeemer School is a small Catholic coeducational, multi-age school of approximately 170 students. Its size allows the students from Prep to Grade 6 to interact with each other and develop friendships in a way that may not be possible in a larger school. We promote the teachings of the Catholic faith and assist parents to educate their children in developing an understanding of and relationship with God. As a Catholic school, providing students with a life-centred Religious Education is central to our mission.

Our Holy Redeemer is a very well-equipped school which includes a superb hall that is used by students for assemblies, drama activities, school musicals and for parent functions. The well-equipped library also provides students and staff access to a range of literary resources and digital technology facilities. All classrooms have multiple devices with internet and intranet access.

The school offers a balanced curriculum in all Victorian Curriculum learning areas and the key learning area of Religious Education. Mandarin language is taught from Year 1 to Year 6. Music, Physical Education and Library lessons are taught to all grades. Individual instrumental lessons of piano and keyboard are also available on a user-pays basis. There is a special education teacher who assists children who experience learning difficulties, as well as planning programs of a more challenging nature.

In Senior School, the children compete in a number of sporting associations and fields teams in T-ball, cricket, netball, football, swimming and cross-country running.


Features:

Our Holy Redeemer offers:
• a Christian environment for your child, in the Catholic tradition
• smaller classes to enhance literacy and numeracy provision
• a before- and after-school care program run on site, by a team of caring professionals
• a small, friendly school where achieving one's best is encouraged
• an annual 2-week intensive swimming program
• thinking activities that are incorporated into the inquiry learning units being investigated from Prep to Year 6
• a yearly camping program (for Years 4–6)
• encouragement of parental involvement
• balance between the best of tried and proven teaching methods and modern research into how children best learn.

School location

Address:  311 Mont Albert Road
Surrey Hills VIC 3127

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  Our Holy Redeemer