Christ Our Holy Redeemer School, Oakleigh East

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Christ Our Holy Redeemer School, Oakleigh East

Principal:  Mr Brendan Welsford

E No.  E1210

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9569 8966

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Christ Our Holy Redeemer Parish in Oakleigh East was formed in 1957 and the parish primary school was opened in the original church building, which was constructed in 1958. The school and the church shared the same building until 1961 when the lower school building was opened. The Brigidine Sisters came to the school in 1961 and remained until 1978. The school was extended in 1968 to include extra classrooms and a tuckshop. In 1976–77 a new hall was opened and in 1978–79 the library and staffroom were completed. Since the Sisters left, the school has been staffed by lay teachers.

The administration area was refurbished in 2000 along with the construction of a new library, an information technology area and a meeting room. In July 2004 the junior corridor was demolished and has been rebuilt to allow easier access. At the same time the three classrooms in the senior block were refurbished along with the construction of one new classroom and a storage area, which has incorporated the old office area. In 2005 the senior classes and corridor were painted, interior blinds replaced, air-conditioning installed into the new classroom and a multimedia sound system installed in the hall.

In 2006 the tennis courts were re-surfaced with a synthetic grass allowing this area to be used by the children. In 2007 a new toilet block was built on the oval and, in 2008 stage 2 of the Masterplan took place with two new classrooms added.


Christ Our Holy Redeemer School is situated on the corner of Huntingdale and Ferntree Gully Roads in East Oakleigh. It has a large oval, shaded play equipment, a sheltered sand pit, an asphalt area marked out with a variety of games, security fencing, tennis courts and a hall.

Our current enrolment is about 200 students, representing 137 families in eight classrooms. The students come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Approximately 21% of our students speak another language at home and therefore use English as their second language.

There are two Prep classes, three Year 1/2 classes, two Year 3/4 classes, and two Year 5/6 classes. These classes are supported by the following specialists and support staff:

* Religious Education Coordinator
* Curriculum Coordinator
* Student Wellbeing Coordinator
* Classroom Support Teacher
* Information Technology Teacher and Coordinator
* Information Technology Maintenance Manager
* Librarian
* Library Technician
* Literacy Coordinator
* Mathematics Coordinator
* Reading Recovery Teacher
* Physical Education Teacher and Sport Coordinator
* Music Teacher
* LOTE Teacher (Italian)
* Integration Aides.


Our school facilities include:
* Parish church
* Information Technology room
* Well-equipped and computerised library
* Hall with multimedia sound system
* Large school oval
* Refurbished and new classrooms with computers
* Adventure playground
* Basketball, volleyball and tennis courts
* Uniform shop
* Music room.

Our programs include:
* Opportunities for liturgy and worship
* Sacramental program
* Reading Recovery
* Senior camp
* Buddy program – Prep and Year 6
* Weekly assemblies
* School Sports day and Interschool Sport
* Physical Education and Perceptual Motor Program
* An Italian day, as well as weekly lessons
* Book week activity day
* Tennis lessons
* Instrumental music program, after school
* Mini Vinnies
* Curriculum-based excursion/incursion program.

School location

Address:  43 Ferntree Gully Road
Oakleigh East VIC 3166

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Southern

Parish:  Holy Redeemer