Laudato Si


Our Vision for Ecological Conversion

With Christ as the way, the truth and life, we strive to be
 a positive and welcoming community at Our Lady of Dolours where everyone is enlivened and taught to Care, Think and Act in communion with God’s creation. The bible asks us to “cultivate and take care” (Gen 2:15) of what God has gifted and in June 2015 Pope Francis delivered an important encyclical Laudato Si’ – On care for our Common Home. In it he poses the question “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (#160 LS)


Caring for our Common Home

Working with children to connect with life in all its forms, to love the created world and to care for it, is central to our mission as a Catholic School. At Our Lady of Dolours School we seek to provide a lifelong recognition of the values necessary to understand and appreciate the inter-relatedness of all creation. Our learning environment emphasises the lifelong attitudes and practices we would like to be present within our community and provide opportunities for our students, staff, parents and parishioners to be actively involved in working towards an integral ecology shaped by catholic social teaching and personal conversion. We strive to incorporate ecology into educational and school management practices.