Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School

Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Waterloo, painted by Conrad Martens in 1836 (image courtesy State Library of NSW, DGD 8)

Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Waterloo, painted by Conrad Martens in 1836 (image courtesy State Library of NSW, DGD 8)

Location: 2-6 Kellick Street, Waterloo

A number of private and public schools in Sydney’s inner-city suburbs have provided primary education for Aboriginal people.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School at Waterloo, originally known as the Waterloo Estate School when it opened in 1858, is one of Sydney’s oldest Catholic schools. Today about half of the students are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.