History & Philosophy

History

OLPH was established in 1927.Our parish began Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in 1927, five years after the parish was established. The first building, which still stands at the centre of our present complex, was built through the generosity of an early parishioner, Mrs. Lily Lefebvre and the vision of the first pastor, Father Fred Coghlan, C.Ss.R.

Since the building of that first structure, the parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish have continued to take responsibility for Our Lady’s School and has rallied to build four additions to the original building.

For over fifty years our school was enriched by the presence and leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax.

We have a proud history to inspire us to continue our task of passing on the values and the intellectual tradition of the Roman Catholic Church at Our Lady’s School.

 

Philosophy

As members of the Catholic community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, we strive to deepen our faith and foster an environment where the children grow spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially and physically as a community, in order that they will be prepared to accept and live their Christian commitment to God and to the world.

Vision Statement

In living out our mission as members of the CISVA community

All Students will:

  • Develop an understanding of and share in the mission to proclaim and build the kingdom of God.
  • Acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to reach their fullest potential.
  • Develop as balanced persons spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
  • Respect others and be stewards over their environment.
  • Share their talents and participate in all aspects of school life.
  • Be Catholic leaders, responsible citizens and life-long learners.
  • Be accountable for their role within the system.

All Parents will:

  • Be committed to the mission to proclaim and build the kingdom of God.
  • Be advocates for Catholic education.
  • Work cooperatively with and support the administration and staff of the school.
  • Support opportunities that foster student success.
  • Treat others with respect.
  • Be committed to fostering education that promotes strong Catholic leaders.
  • Be accountable for their role within the system.

All Staff Members will:

  • Carry out their role in the mission to proclaim and build the kingdom of God.
  • Be committed to the development of the whole child.
  • Plan for and support appropriate, challenging learning experiences and positive learning environments for all students.
  • Be committed to build a Christian community and act with justice and integrity.
  • Be committed to continuous personal and professional development.
  • Treat others with respect.
  • Be committed to fostering education that promotes strong Catholic leaders.
  • Be accountable for their role within the system