There has been a Catholic Church in Wallan, in some shape or form, as a part of St Patrick’s Parish Kilmore since the Parish was founded in 1849.
It has been since the current Church was purchased and relocated from Graytown, near Heathcote in 1969, that the Church has been known as Our Lady of the Way.
To acknowledge this tradition it was seen as very important to also name the new school ‘Our Lady of the Way’.
With Wallan being a rapidly growing area north of Melbourne the Parish Community believe that the new members of the community need to understand the rich history of Catholic Education in the area.
The Sisters of Mercy have had a significant role in education in the Kilmore Parish since 1875. With this in mind the community of Our Lady of the Way wanted to acknowledge the contribution the Sisters of Mercy have made to Catholic education in the Parish in some way. It was decided to have the ‘Mercy Cross’ as part of the logo for Our Lady of the Way Catholic Primary School.
Our School Logo
Once the name and possible symbols were decided upon, Resonate PR were engaged to begin the process of creating a logo design for this new school.
They came up with 5 different designs and the community decided on the one you see here on the website.
The Mercy Cross is prominently positioned in the centre of the shield because Christ is always the centre of our lives. The colours used in the Logo, 3 shades of blue, are representative of the traditional Marian colours (the colours traditionally associated with Mary the mother of Jesus).
This was a deliberate decision to further the connection with Mary, our good and loving mother, because ‘with Mary as our guide we journey together’.