2018 Stage 3 Canberra Camp

In Week 6 of Term 1 from the 7th - 9th of March, Stage 3 students visited Canberra as part of their History and Geography Project Based Learning Unit, Australia becomes a Nation. The students visited the AIS, Australian Electoral Commission, Parliament House, War Memorial, the Mint, Questacon, The National Museum, The National Gallery and Geoscience Australia.

Heading for 2018 National Young Leaders Day

On the 12th of March all of O.L.O.L Year Six leaders attended the Young National Leaders day in Darling Harbour where they listened to inspirational guest speakers and learnt the importance of leadership.

2018 Mark Taylor Shield Cricket

On Tuesday the 13th of March the Our Lady of Lourdes cricket team played the first round of the Mark Taylor Shield cricket competition. We played against Mary Immaculate, Quakers Hill who were very gracious hosts. Congratulations to the boys on their convincing win.

2018 Catholic Schools Week

From Monday the 5th of March we celebrated Catholic Schools Week. We had our Open Day for many new families on Monday and celebrated as a school community with Open Classrooms, Mass and morning tea with our Parents on Tuesday the 6th. It was a special way to celebrate the wonderful spirit of our Catholic school.

2018 Kinder Welcome BBQ

On Thursday the 1st of March the new Kindergarten students and their families gathered together for an afternoon barbecue, games and fun.

2018 Project Compassion Day

On Wednesday the 28th of February, the OLOL students took part in activities as part of growing awareness and funds to support Project Compassion for Caritas.

2018 Ash Wednesday Mass

On Wednesday the 14th of February our school community gathered to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass to mark the beginning of Lent.

2018 OLOL Feast Day and Opening School Mass

On Friday the 9th of February the OLOL community came together to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes and celebrate our opening mass for the new school year where our new leaders received their badges.

2018 First Day of Kindergarten

2018 First Day of Kindergarten: Kindergarten began their first day of big school today at OLOL with a wonderful entry to their classroom on the red carpet. The students had a wonderful first day of school.

First Day of School Years 1-6 Red Carpet

On Wednesday the 31st of January 2018 OLOL students got to see the exciting unveiling of our new synthetic turf playground with a walk into the gates on the red carpet and a photo shoot with our Principal Miss. Byrnes!

Lenten Message 2018 - Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv

Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv reminds us that with the celebration of Ash Wednesday, we begin a season of Lent which is meant to be a journey of renewal and transformation. Read more...

Book Week 2017

OLOL Celebrated Book week with a fantastic Costume Parade assembly and class activities. It was a fun day bringing stories to life! Read more...

Wakakirri State Final

The students at OLOL represented our school with pride at the Performance Awards night for the NSW Sydney Region. The students performed beautifully and although didn't get nominated for Story of the Year, did extremely well. Read more...

Wakakirri State Awards Night Finalists

OLOL is very proud to announce we have won Best Adapted Story Award for Wakakirri! We have been asked to present our performance at the NSW Sydney Region Awards Night on Wednesday the 13th of September at the State Sports Centre, Homebush. This is a wonderful achievement for our school. Read more...

Wakakirri Story Dance Competition

On Tuesday the 22nd of August 88 of our students performed at Parramatta Riverside Theatre in the Wakakirri Story Dance Competition. The students represented our school with pride and did an incredible job, winning awards for Best Costume, Hair and Make-up. Well done!

Principal's Morning Tea

This was a special celebration to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of these children for Semester 1 2017. Read more...

Feast of the Assumption Mass

On Tuesday the 15th of August the OLOL community gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. It was a beautiful celebration. Read more...

Over 50's Concert

On Thursday the 10th of August we held our annual Over 50's concert as part of our week of service. The children performed beautifully for our parish community. Read more...

Dance Fever Inter-School Challenge

On Thursday the 29th of June our Primary students competed in the Dance Fever Inter-School Challenge. The students competed in Ballroom partner dancing and a whole group Hip-Hop challenge, "OLOL Has Talent'. We won many ribbons as well as The Year 6 Trophy, The Most Points Scored for a School Trophy and the Best Hip-Hop Trophy. Well done to all!

Infants Dance Fever Concert

On Wednesday the 28th of June Infants classes celebrated their dance fever skills with their parents. It was such a fun afternoon of dancing! Read more...

Feast of the Sacred Heart Mass

The OLOL Community gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Thank you to all the families who donated food for our St. Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal for families in need.

Mother's Day 2017

On Friday the 12th of May the OLOL Community celebrated Mother's Day with our traditional Mother's Day breakfast in the hall, followed by open classrooms and a beautiful mass celebrating all the Mother's in our lives. Read more...

OLOL Cross Country Carnival

On Friday the 31st of March OLOL held it's annual school Cross Country Carnival. We were very lucky with the weather and had a great day celebrating school spirit. Congratulations to the children who will go on to the Zone level. Read more...

Project Compassion Day

On Wednesday the 29th of March OLOL students had a mufti day to raise funds for Project Compassion. Our school leaders helped lead activities where students could see what life is like for those people we are helping. Read more...

Holy Week 2017

On Wednesday the 5th of April OLOL celebrated Holy Week with a beautiful and moving re-enactment of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. We all walked on a pilgrimage following Jesus' footsteps throughout our school. It was a very special way to remember Holy Week and prepare for Easter.

Ash Wednesday Mass

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass with the community. Marking the beginning of our Lenten journey. See the photos in our Media Gallery. Read more...

Catholic Schools Week

This is an ideal opportunity to support our community of OLOL and learn more about the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. Read more...

Our Lady of Lourdes Open Day

Our Lady of Lourdes Seven Hills Open Day

Beginning of Year Mass

On Friday the 10th of February 2017, the OLOL community celebrated our Beginning of Year Mass. It was a lovely celebration where the school leaders were commissioned and received their badges. See the photos in the Media Gallery

Wakakirri 2017

We are excited to announce that OLOL will be participating in the Wakakirri school challenge in August at the Riverside theatre this year. Stay tuned for audition information later this term.

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Army tent mystery at Our Lady of the Lourdes, Seven Hills

Our Lady of the Lourdes, Seven Hills students arrived at school on Tuesday 26 April 2016 to find something unusual - in the centre of their school oval, was a large army tent containing a trunk, hat, blanket, lantern and biscuit tin.

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

Selfie for World Teachers’ Day

In the lead up to World Teachers’ Day on 30 October 2015, students thanked their teachers by sending in selfies with their teachers accompanied by 25 words or less what inspired them about their teacher.

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Students top the state in HSC courses

The HSC results has seen three students from our Catholic schools achieve first in the state for their subjects.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

Students get the scoop at young journalist awards

Congratulations to three students from schools in the Diocese of Parramatta who have achieved highly commended awards in the Australian Catholics magazine Young Journalist Awards.

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Mentors help students form scientific inquiry skills

Year 5 and 6 students from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary, Seven Hills presented a range of interesting science projects after working collaboratively with an experienced science mentor over the last six weeks.

Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.

New enterprise Agreement for 2015 proposed for school staff

The proposed new Enterprise Agreement was sent to all Catholic school staff and the Independent Education Union (IEU) today, Monday 7 April to begin a process of consultation to consolidate a number of existing agreements into a single state-wide agreement which supports high quality contemporary teaching and learning.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.

Federal Budget 2014-15 No certainty on funding or direction

The Federal Government’s priority to cut the budget deficit will significantly reduce school funding in real terms and create greater uncertainty for schools says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby

Executive Director calls for collaboration in proposed Enterprise Agreement

A report in a Sydney newspaper saying Catholic school teachers are considering strike action over a proposed Enterprise Agreement from Catholic employers is premature and does not do justice to the consultation process says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Congratulations to winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Applications for the 2014 Premier s Teacher Scholarships are now open

Educators are encouraged to apply for the 2014 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships, offering the opportunity to undertake a five-week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Teacher learning community focuses on sustainability

Catholic school teachers and leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta, schools outside the diocese, and the NSW Department of Education met at the Aengus Kavanagh Centre on Wednesday 19 March to form a professional learning community (PLC) for sustainability.

Michelle Rowland MP joins Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP visited a number of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.