​​Our mission statement

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Charism Information​

Our Lady of Fatima is one of the many titles ascribed to Mary, the mother of Jesus. As is the tradition with Catholic schools and churches, each is named and placed under the protection of a Saint, with Mary being the most important Saint. Thus, this school is named and placed under the patronage of Mary, Our Lady of Fatima.

The Fatima story began in 1917, in the middle of the great upheaval to many nations, the First World War. Between the 13th May 1917 and 13th October 1917, Mary, the mother of Jesus appeared miraculously six times to three shepherd children – Jacinta, Francesco and Lucia, in the village of Fatima in Portugal. During these apparitions the Mother of Jesus delivered messages to the children for all the world, that we should pray, that we should be reconciled for any sin or wrongdoings, so that the whole world would be in peace. One particular way for us to pray is to say the Rosary, the traditional Hail Mary and Our Father, as we meditate on the significant events in the life of Jesus and Mary.

Near the front door to our school is a garden statue of Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, to remind us of our patron and to encourage us to be prayerful and peaceful people.​​

Our School Prayer​

God of Peace,

You are with us as we gather in community
Be with us each day as we ‘strive to achieve’
Help us to be more like your son Jesus
Guide and encourage us
Open our hearts and minds to accept and respect all people.
May we know the love of God, the love of one another and the love of life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,

Our Lady of Fatima,
Pray for us

St Mary of the Cross,
Pray for us

St Joseph,
Pray for us

© Brisbane Catholic Education, Our Lady of Fatima Primary School (2023)