A Message from our Principal - Our Lady of Dolours, Chatswood

A Message from our Principal

Welcome to our school website. We hope that your visit provides you with an insight into our unique school that services our local community in the parish of Chatswood.

We are committed to providing the highest standard of education and faith formation. We are focused on working with all children to ensure they reach their full potential in all that they do and that they are provided with the best learning opportunities to grow and maximise the gifts they have been given as individuals.

We combine great facilities, professional and dedicated teaching staff and a rich history of providing learning to achieve the best possible outcomes for all students.

Our School is a welcoming, hope-filled and inclusive community providing outstanding Catholic Education. An awareness and deep respect of ‘difference’ is embedded in the inclusive culture of our school where our students, parents and staff enjoy a very strong sense of belonging. This sense of belonging is strengthened by the consistent support and encouragement that exists within our community.

Our school vision is: “To Ignite, Innovate and Include in a spirit of Mercy”. This vision inspires us to:

  • Ignitethe students’ desires and their imaginations to keenly learn and improve in all aspects of school and community life.
  • Innovatewhere a community of learners are natural problem solvers and creative thinkers.
  • Include in a spirit of Mercy’: where the responsibility for ensuring an inclusive spirit of Mercy flourishes and rests with all staff, students and parents working together in partnership. OLD School was originally established by the religious order, ‘The Sisters of Mercy’, in 1896. A spirit of ‘Mercy’ (care, compassion, kindness and understanding) authentically prevails today in all areas of school and community life.

If you would like to find out more about OLD School and community, you are warmly invited to contact the School Office to make an appointment and I can meet with you personally, show you our wonderful school and answer any questions you may have.

Mr Marco Ianni

(02) 7256 2118



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