Welcome to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Kensington. As principal of the school I am privileged to belong to a dedicated, hard working professional team. Our staff ensure that every student is known and cared for; this is the essence of our school culture. The teachers provide challenging learning experiences that allow students to grow and flourish in a contemporary learning environment. Building positive relationships is key to fostering a love of learning at Our Lady of the Rosary.
History As people of the heart, we at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School (OLR) Kensington continue the ministry of Jesus through the charism and traditions given to us by the daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Our community draws its inspiration from the vision Father Jules Chevalier had for us, to make the Sacred Heart of Jesus known and loved everywhere.
The school was established in 1907 by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and staffed by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, who came to Kensington in 1894. The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart were unable to appoint a principal beyond 2001, therefore the first lay principal took leadership of the school in 2002.
The OLR story is built on history, tradition and heart. It is a story of belonging, growth and achievement. It will continue to be created, shared and passed onto future generations.
Vision As partners in Catholic education, we at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Kensington strive for excellence in education within a vital Christian community, where all will encounter Jesus and where life is cherished and celebrated. We will give witness to the Gospel message and hold precious the words of Jesus, ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10).
As people of the heart, we at Our Lady of the Rosary continue the ministry of Jesus through the charism and traditions given to us by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Our mission is built on the pillars of:
Faith – Giving us meaning and purpose in our lives and enabling us to help others find meaning in their lives too.
The dignity of the human person – Building community and relationships.
Pursuit of excellence – Supporting our students to strive for personal best and value growth.
Love and service – Reaching out to others as people of the heart, following in the footsteps of Jules Chevalier and continuing Jesus’ mission.
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School (OLR) Kensington is our school parish which is under the care of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC). Our parish priest Fr Alo Lamere works closely with our principal and teachers to support the faith development of our students and families.
Parish Priest: Fr Alo Lamere msc
Sunday: 9:30am, 3:30pm (Indonesian), 6:00am