Our Lady of Grace Overview
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School opened in September 1976. This school year (2016-2017), marks our 40th anniversary! The school’s name is derived from one of the devotional titles used for Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Our Lady of Grace’s motto is “A Caring Catholic Community Learning and Growing Together”.
We have high expectations of one another (students and staff) at Grace. Academic achievement is paramount and we believe in the education we deliver. Students demand the best from us and we work hard to deliver what we believe is every student’s right. In turn, staff expect students to be engaged and responsible for their learning and the overall culture of the school. We receive tremendous support from our active School Council.
For the past four years, Our Lady of Grace has focused on a “theme”. The theme is chosen by our students and this year is based on Romans 12:12 – “Let your hope keep you JOYFUL, be PATIENT with your troubles, and PRAY at all times”.
OLOG offers many programmes and extra-curricular activities. We believe in providing opportunities for our students to ensure they are well rounded and their needs are being met. Every morning, students are given the opportunity to be fed from our Nutrition For Learning Programme. Throughout the day, students may be involved in Strong Start Reading, Library Club, Robotics, Choir and a vast number of athletics. Our Gators represent us well at various events and tournaments. Our students look forward to term and annual events that showcase their gifts and collaboration (Gator Assemblies, Grace Cup, etc.).
Our Lady of Grace is part of the Blessed Sacrament Church community. Masses and liturgical celebrations take place monthly, either in the school’s gym or at the Church. In addition, students and staff understand and model our Catholic faith as being “lived” and not just a monthly focus. We begin each day with student written prayer read over the PA system and start our afternoon with Christian Meditation. How we treat one another is to always follow in the footsteps of Jesus. We know that we are always Ambassadors of Grace.