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Our Lady of Fatima Dominican Convent School Est 1954

Our Heritage

In 1953 the Newcastle Dominican Sisters laid the foundation for our School, and established its proud ethos. In the last half of the twentieth century, lay people have increasingly taken important roles in the running of Church institutions. In our school too, lay people have taken over governing, managing and teaching roles. They are coworkers in the Church’s evangelizing mission.
Catholic schools do not provide education for society as it is, but for society as it should be, as envisioned in Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God. We have something that society needs, not that society wants. It follows that a Catholic school cannot be anything but an agent of transformation. We are oriented toward what may be, rather than toward what is. This is the great adventure of Catholic education.

Ethos and Charism

Our motto “VERITAS” embraces the pursuit of TRUTH in all its forms. Within our nurturing Catholic environment, we work to engender an awareness of the needs of all and extend mutual respect to the faiths and philosophies of the community we serve. We strive to offer holistic development through qua lity education and the recognition of individual talents, encouraging personal growth, responsibility and critical awareness in our learners. We are committed to ensuring that each girl’s sense of confidence, self – esteem and worth is valued and affirmed in our Christ – centred family atmosphere. The above manifests in our Purpose: “Educating young women through the pursuit of Truth, Integrity, Loyalty and Social Justice, thereby enabling them to realize their full potential.” And a commitment to living our Values: Truth, Respect, Self – Discipline, Integrity, Loyalty and Social Justice.

Mission

At the core of our endeavour is the belief that each child is a unique creation of God, endowed with her own special gifts and talents. A proud tradition of family values provides the fabric within which we work to ensure that learners experience happy, successful, and empowering school careers. While providing a sound academic education, our school gives learners opportunities to explore the answers which faith provides for the questions of life. Faced with the pressures of our consumerist, competitive and materialist society, and bombarded with messages about what counts as success, they will go through life empowered by Gospel.