Welcome to Our Lady Help of Christians School, Earlville. On behalf of staff, students and families I extend a warm welcome to you and your family.
Our Lady Help of Christians is proudly a Catholic school in the Mercy tradition. This great school has developed a reputation for the provision of a quality Catholic education for the sons and daughters of those families who share our values. Built on the dedication and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, OLHOC has served this community for over 50 Years. The educational environment at OLHOC challenges and inspires each child to achieve their personal potential in spiritual, academic, emotional, ethical, social and physical dimensions.
Learning and Teaching at OLHOC is challenging, yet friendly; demanding, yet supportive; and serious in purpose yet playful in spirit. The curriculum here at OLHOC is rich, balanced and engaging. We unashamedly encourage all students to strive for individual academic excellence. Through our rigorous academic program, the diverse co-curricular activities and the strong pastoral care system, students learn to be independent, flexible and creative learners and decision makers with a strong sense of responsibility to their community and society as a whole.
Success is achieved by ensuring teaching and learning is a blend of both traditional and contemporary practices. All students can achieve success at OLHOC. Cultural dimensions such as music, drama and art are emphasised and celebrated as an integral element of a holistic education. Similarly sport and physical activity are intrinsic parts of both a child’s physical development and development of values such as co-operation, teamwork and self-discipline.
The social and emotional development of all students permeates all aspects of OLHOC life. Our Social Emotional Learning program strives to provide students with security and understanding and ensures that each student feels valued and valuable. We recognise that each student has innate gifts and unique strengths. In working with students across the curriculum, they are encouraged to develop self-discipline and a commitment to work, to set goals and to co-operate as a member of a caring Christian community so that these gifts and talents are best developed.
Our Lady Help of Christians is a place of learning and growing. When you send your child to OLHOC you can be assured that they will be part of a school that seeks to encourage excellence in all they do. Your child will be given every opportunity to reach their full potential and be well prepared for achieving success in secondary school.
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