Our Story

Our Lady of the Way Primary School was opened in 1979.

In 1979 the school had a total of 52 children in two classes - Kindergarten and Year 1. By 1983 the school population had grown to 223 with nine classes, some of which were housed in demountable buildings. In October of 1982, a new primary block, comprising eight classrooms, was officially opened and blessed by Bishop Bede Heather, and in 1985 four additional Infants classrooms were added.

In 2007, ten of the classrooms were refurbished to provide considerably expanded and modern learning spaces. During 2009–10, a further two learning spaces were built and the Kindergarten classrooms were completely refurbished.

A major refurbishment of the student toilet facilities was undertaken in 2012-2013, along with a ‘breezeway’, which connected each side of the school.

In 2016, major building works were started with the construction of a new administration block and staffroom on the cottage playground with the entrance in Troy Street. The school changed the street address to reflect this. In 2017 the existing administration buildings were demolished and the main playground was redesigned. A large COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) was also constructed in the main playground.

As the population of the Nepean/Lower Mountains region continues to grow and expand, we can look towards a very encouraging future where Catholic education can evangelise and continue to spread the Word of Christ.

In 2019 we proudly celebrated 40 years of Catholic education at Our Lady of the Way.

Past Principals

Miss Shirley Wilks 1979 to 1982
Mr Patrick Magee 1982 to 1992
Mrs Georgina Cox 1993 to 1995
Mrs Kerry Mahony 1995 to 2000
Mr Peter Gibson 2001 to 2002
Mr Allan Jones 2003 to 2013
Mrs Sue Veling 2014 to 2018
Mrs Donna McFadzean 2019 to present

Parish Priests & Administrators

Rev Kevin Hannan 1974-1997
Rev Zvonimir Gavranovic (Administrator) 1989-1990
Rev Paul Roberts (Administrator) 1997
Rev Geoff Dickinson 1997-2003
Rev Christopher Sharah (Administrator) 2003
Rev Robert Anderson 2004-2014
Rev Michael O'Callaghan 2015-2018
Fr Paul Roberts 2019-2020
Fr Michael Gathuku 2021 - present