Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School – Member’s Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:22): Happy 60th birthday to Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School, a fantastic primary school in Wendouree.

OLHC was established in Gillies Street on 15 October 1961 by the Sisters of Mercy with just two rooms on site. Sixty years on, the school is continuing to provide Catholic education to 125 students and employs 24 staff.

For many generations OLHC has played an important role in supporting Wendouree families. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the school over the last 60 years, including the Mercy sisters, past principals, teachers, students and parents. Some well-known OLHC alumni include Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne and AFL great Mick Malthouse.

Thank you to the current principal, Leigh Bradshaw, and her wonderful team of inspiring and caring teachers and support staff, who provide a positive learning environment for all students. I love to visit the school and always enjoy catching up with my former teacher, Paddy Ryan.

I hope to return to the school very soon and wish everyone at OLHC a happy 60th and a fantastic term 4.


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