Laudato Si

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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)


Our Goal


Building a Sustainable Future. ​


Our Aspiration


Express and give witness to our Catholic Identity through a commitment to, and growing a culture of, Ecological Conversion with people by developing capacity to care for our Common Home. ​

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.


Classroom projects for Ecological Conversion - 2018


World Environment Day is a day of great significance at Our Lady of Dolours School. As a school, we have made a very purposeful commitment to educating our students about care for our common home and, importantly, doing our very best to sustain our goals. In support of our goal, on World Environment Day 2018 (5 June), our action plan was launched. Each class has committed to a particular project for the year. These are shown below.


Watch our Laudato Si link for more information on these projects.​ Follow the drop down menu in the sidebar under Ladato Si or use the links below.

Prep's Worm Wee Wonders​

​Year 1's Power Rangers​​

Year 2's Edible Garden​

Year 3 Wednesday Warriors​

​Year 4's Compost Crew​

Year 5's Bin Chickens​

Year 6's Edible Gardden​





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