Our Lady of the Nativity School, Aberfeldie

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Our Lady of the Nativity School, Aberfeldie

Principal:  Ms Anne Doherty

E No.  E1211

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9337 4204

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During 1949 support grew within the West Essendon area for the establishment of a chapel. This was established and the community soon formed. As the population grew, the need also arose for a school. The original school was blessed and opened by Bishop Fox on the 9 March 1958. It consisted of a three-roomed building that catered for 74 students who were taught by two sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary – Mother John Bosco and Sister Paula.

Our Parish Priest, Fr John Spillane, arrived in January 1987 and has maintained a high profile within the school through classroom visits and staff meetings. Over the years West Essendon / Aberfeldie has seen an increase in the number of young families moving into the area and there are now over 230 families in the school with a student population of around 350.


Our Lady of the Nativity School consists of four buildings that incorporate an administration block, classrooms, library, parish hall and multipurpose room. All of the buildings have been refurbished and one has recently been extended to a second storey. The grounds include an oval, adventure playground, basketball and volleyball courts and a quiet area. Parish facilities include the Church and tennis courts. The school is well serviced by public transport and is in close proximity to a number of recreation facilities, kindergartens and secondary schools.


We believe that the teachings of Christ are central to our living and learning. We strive to provide a challenging, purposeful curriculum where the individuality of all learners is valued and nurtured. We aim to develop each individual’s potential - spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally through the programs we provide. These include sacramental programs, Seasons, CLaSS, an inquiry approach to learning, physical education, Italian, library, social skills, student welfare, Police In Schools, before and after-school care, Grade 6 camps, interschool sport, Student Representative Council, enhanced visual arts and drama.

School location

Address:  29 Fawkner Street
Aberfeldie VIC 3040

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Northern

Parish:  Our Lady of the Nativity