History - Our Lady Help of Christians, Epping


Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School was founded by the Mercy Sisters. Sisters Bede Murphy and Malachy Boyle were the first teachers and founders of the school in 1908.

For the next seventy years the Mercy sisters committed themselves to service and compassion for all in the school community. They modelled a strong work ethic and were dedicated in their role of providing quality education for their students. The Mercy sisters have created a rich heritage for future generations. Their Mercy values of service, compassion and quality education have endured the test of time and continue to be central to school’s mission.

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The Catholic Mercy heritage is what sets us apart from other schools. It is the anchor for the current school culture which aims to educate its students to be faith-filled contributors to the world of the future.

In 2007 the parishes of Epping and Carlingford amalgamated to form the Parish of Epping and Carlingford. This historical event was celebrated with a combined Mass between the two schools in the parish, St. Gerard’s and Our Lady Help of Christians, at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church Carlingford.