Our Lady of Lourdes School, Prahran East

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Our Lady of Lourdes School, Prahran East

Principal:  Mr Adrian McAlister

E No.  E1104

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9510 6688

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Our Lady of Lourdes School was established in the Armadale area in 1922. The parish was known as the Armadale–Toorak Parish. The school opened in February 1923, by the Presentation Sisters from Presentation College, Windsor. Enrolment numbers at this time were approximately 200, with children in Prep to Year 8 classes. The current school in Wynnstay Road was built in 1961 to cater for the growing number of families in the area. During July 2011, the school community celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the school on its current site starting with Mass followed by a school and parish community gathering.


Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic primary school that is welcoming, diverse and dynamic. We are characterised by a safe environment with a supportive parent and parish community. As a Catholic school we are committed to teaching and living out the Gospel in a caring community where Christian values are nurtured and celebrated. We believe that a faith-filled, productive learning and teaching environment will support the growth of the whole person.


Our curriculum is based on personalised learning with intrinsic motivation through the Inquiry Approach, where we foster knowledge, skills, values and attitudes across all key learning areas. Our Lady of Lourdes provides an array of specialist teachers to cater for all children. These include a Literacy Co-ordinator, Reading Recovery tutor, library technician and Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts and LOTE (Italian) teachers. Our computer network is incorporated into all curriculum areas and a sequential skills program in information technologies is developmental at each grade level.

We offer a school-based Sacramental Program that involves students and parents from Years 3 to 6. Our school is involved in inter-school sports which include athletics, football, netball, soccer and T-ball. We offer a Camp Program for the children in Years 3 to 6 to cultivate their social skills and independence. Our assessment and reporting procedures are comprehensive and are aligned twice a year with parent / teacher interviews and child self-assessments.

School location

Address:  7 Wynnstay Road
Prahran East VIC 3181

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Southern

Parish:  Our Lady of Lourdes