Our Lady of Fatima School, Rosebud

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Our Lady of Fatima School, Rosebud

Principal:  Ms Sarah McDermott

E No.  E1336

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  5950 0400

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Our Lady of Fatima School opened in Rosebud on 1 February 1984 with 60 students in Prep–Year 4, and grew to Year 6 in 1986. The school consisted of two double relocatable classrooms, a relocatable toilet block and an administration block located in a house on the property. Another house was used as an art room and canteen. The founding principal was Mr Martin Dixon.

A decision was made by the then parish priest, Fr Lewy Keelty OMI, to construct a permanent school on the current site. Sir Frank Little, then Archbishop of Melbourne, blessed and opened the new building in October 1987. In 1994 a new library and administration buildings were added. With increasing enrolments, the school moved to a new site in 2004.

In May 1992 the Oblates relinquished their charge of Rosebud and the parish returned to the care of the diocesan clergy. The current Parish Priest is Fr John Paul Mount.


Our Lady of Fatima School serves the Catholic communities of both Rosebud and Dromana. In 1997 our enrolment reached 250 and in 1998 we reached our ceiling of 275 students. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum within the context of a faith community.

In your child's time at Our Lady of Fatima the staff will support you in the education of your child. We will aim to provide the best environment for engaging learning, as well as making school a safe and great place to be for your child. We are fortunate to have an excellent team of dedicated and competent staff who are well supported by all in the parent community.


Curriculum is arranged under the following headings and is in line with the Victorian F–10 Curriculum:
Religious Education, Mathematics, English, a Language Other than English (Indonesian), Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Science, Technology, and Humanities. In 2020 we built and opened a STEM room and co-teacher led program.

In addition, we have the following programs to supplement and extend the quality schooling experience: quality student wellbeing programs with social emotional learning, a Prep–Year 6 swimming program, camping programs for Years 3–4 and 5–6, engagement with the local community based on environmental and marine studies, a Buddy Program beginning with Prep/Year 6 and extending on to all year levels.

We actively encourage parental participation in all aspects of school life. Assisting teachers with classroom help, especially in morning literacy blocks, sport, cooking and excursions is always welcome. The Learning Hub is an award-winning location in our school that serves to meet the diverse learning and social emotional needs of our families and students providing support mechanisms, enrichment programs, individualised-learning programs and a place to feel safe.

School location

Address:  16 Hinton Street
Rosebud VIC 3939

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Southern

Parish:  Our Lady of Fatima