Our Lady of the Assumption School, Cheltenham

Our Lady of the Assumption School, Cheltenham

Principal:  Mr Richard Jacques

E No.  E1168

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9584 9488

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Our Lady of the Assumption School is situated in the Peninsula Zone in Cheltenham. It was established as a church/school in 1951 with an enrolment of 80 students and staffed by the Brigidine Sisters. At this time Cheltenham was part of the Highett parish. In 1958 the separate parish of Cheltenham was formed. During 1998 OLA celebrated the anniversary of forty years as a parish. The school is seen as an integral part of the community.


Our Lady of the Assumption is a suburban school situated off the Nepean Highway on Centre-Dandenong Road. We have a current enrolment of approximately 500 students. Our buildings consist of fifteen permanent and three relocatable classrooms, an extensive Resource Centre with a computer lab, a performing arts room, a visual art department and a multi-purpose assembly area. There are two halls available for parish and school use. Our Lady’s has well-maintained facilities and grounds with a well-designed adventure playground.


At Our Lady of the Assumption our religious education program is of the utmost importance and permeates the whole curriculum. It gives our students a basis for evaluating the norms and values of society. The staff at Our Lady of the Assumption is highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed to providing an exciting, attractive and productive learning environment. We provide a broad and challenging Prep to Year 6 curriculum to meet the needs of all students.

The Curriculum and Standards Framework II provides the basis for curriculum planning through the eight key learning areas. Our co-curricular programs support our philosophy of a holistic and comprehensive education: the CLaSS literacy program; Japanese; a sequential information and computer skills program; Reading Recovery; student welfare support; a swimming program; a school camp; transition to secondary school; Stop-Think-Do social skills; protective behaviours; PMP; a Student Council; parent education programs; Year 6 leadership; a school choir and a band; chess and stamp clubs. The OLA community supports our school on the Education Board, Dad’s Army and our Parent Association.

School location

Address:  9 Centre Dandenong Road
Cheltenham VIC 3192

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Southern

Parish:  Our Lady of the Assumption

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