Our Story

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary was established in 1920 by the Sisters of Mercy, Parramatta and was originally known as St Columba’s.


In 1922 a new school and church was opened.

The Carmelites came to the parish of Wentworthville in 1956 and the school and parish were placed under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In the 1950s school enrolments increased due to the huge migration from Europe after World War II, and in 1958 new school buildings were erected to accommodate this growing number of students, with further buildings being required by 1970.

In 1993 a new administration building was provided and extra playground space acquired. In 2000 a building project provided the Mercy Library, canteen and disabled access. In 2010 the school underwent a significant whole school building project funded by the federal government’s BER (Building Education Revolution) funding program that resulted in stage learning spaces throughout the school.

At the end of 2012 the school undertook a minor refurbishment program to establish designated learning spaces for each grade, Kindergarten to Year 6, and the re-establishment of the Mercy library. As of 2013 the school has 8 designated learning spaces, each with a breakout space to support learning in today's world.

Today, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School Wentworthville are known for our encouragement of students to become reflective and collaborative learners, and our learning spaces engage our students in 21st century learning and teaching.

The school motto, Sub Tuum Praesidium, (Under Your Protection) is a Mercy legacy and refers to our allegiance to Mary, Our Lady of Mercy.

We invite you to explore our website, and encourage you to contact us today to learn more.