Our Lady of Mt Carmel School was established in 1914 by the Presentation Sisters. The first school was in the church hall on the corner of Gray and Thomas Streets.
The school catered for farming and towns folk, of Aboriginal and non Aboriginal decent. Many children travelled to school by horseback and horse and dray.
1915 saw the opening and blessing of the new convent, the school and church, moving to it’s present site. The original convent is now the administration building of the school.
The school’s crest is the original design with the three parts of the crest symbolizing
- The Presentation Sisters,
- The Church designed and built by Monsignor Hawes.
- The agricultural and wildflower history of the area.
The symbol of the Presentation Sisters is the acorn;
‘From the tiny acorn seed to the big strong oak tree, May the gift of faith enable us to grow in health, strength and beauty, Reflecting the God who made us.’
The school’s crest envelopes the mission statement set by the Presentation Sisters;
‘With a pioneering spirit, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Mullewa, aspires to foster Christian community living in harmony with each other and the environment.’
In keeping with the Mission Statement of Our Lady of Mt Carmel School, and the symbol of the founders of the school, student enrolment principles and procedures are established to provide equity, justice and nurturing of spirit to all families who are considering to be members of our community.
Love One Another As I Have Loved You.