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Why choose our school?

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School Waterloo develops confident, compassionate and successful students who are ready for the challenges of the future.

Experienced and highly skilled teachers ensure a rigorous program that delivers strong academic results. When coupled with our wellbeing programs and a caring Catholic environment, we ensure every student becomes a confident and resilient learner.

Our spacious play areas and leafy outlook make our school a hidden gem in the inner city. 

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Principal’s Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School (OLMC) Waterloo. Our school services the suburbs of Waterloo, Redfern and Zetland in the Green Square region. 

As a Christ-centred community, OLMC is committed to developing students with active, creative and critical minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others. 

OLMC is a single stream school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our teachers are highly skilled, passionate and enthusiastic educators, committed to ensuring every student is both supported and challenged to be a confident, collaborative and successful learner.

We believe that great learning takes place when there are strong partnerships with parents, carers and community. I warmly invite you to come along and meet us at OLMC and consider being part of this small but dynamic community. 

I look forward to meeting you and your child soon. 

Ms Margaret Holles

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School Waterloo Principal's message

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School WaterlooOur Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School is one of Sydney’s most historically significant Catholic schools, opening in 1858. A number of Religious Orders have been involved in the school. The Sisters of Mercy (North Sydney) were involved in the school from 1883 to 1991, and the Patrician Brothers staffed sections of the school from 1886 to 1963.

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Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School WaterlooOur Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School (OLMC) Waterloo is founded in Christ and supported by Gospel values. OLMC strives to provide a positive and stimulating environment that enables children to contribute toward their community and confidently take their place in the world. Our Catholic community has a great spirit of love and support with care central to its identity.

Inspired by the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and the Patrician Brothers of courage, compassion and faith, the school community strives to:

  • share prayer and faith experiences that enhance each student’s understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith
  • nurture respect and appreciation of all cultures
  • engage students in authentic learning
  • provide a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum informed by current educational theory and practice
  • encourage staff to grow in their sense of vocation of bringing the wisdom of God to all, and
  • facilitate strong partnerships between the school, parents and carers, parish and community.

OLMC Mission Statement
As a Christ centred community, we are committed to developing students with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others and a positive vision for the future.

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School WaterlooWorking in partnership with our Parish Priest, the school continues to provide opportunities for the students, families and staff to develop and deepen their faith. Masses celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel are inclusive with parishioners, families and students coming together as one in prayer.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
A: 2 Kellick Street Waterloo NSW 2017
P: (02) 9698 2969

Parish Priest: Father Paul Smithers

Day Mass Times
Saturday Every 1st Saturday 10.00am followed by morning tea, 5.00pm
Tuesday 5.00pm

For all Mass times at Rosebery and Redfern please visit our website.

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Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.