History & Philosophy

History & Philosophy


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.



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:

All Parents will:

All Staff Members will: