School leaders embrace diversity and inclusion for 2019!

As students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains continued their preparations for the beginning of the 2019 school year this week, more than 500 Principals and Leaders of Learning gathered at Rosehill Racecourse for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) annual System Leaders’ Day. Read more...

2019 Safer Internet Day

Tuesday the 5th of February is Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day raises awareness about the positive role of digital technology and explores ways we can all contribute to creating a better, safer internet. Coordinated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner in Australia and celebrated in over 130 countries, this year’s Safer Internet Day theme is ‘Together for a better internet’. Parents are encouraged to get involved and support our young people in developing the critical skills required to successfully navigate the online world. These skills take time to develop but they can help us in all areas of life - online and off. We like to call them the 4Rs…Respect - I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated Responsibility - I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong Reasoning - I question what is real Resilience - I get back up from tough situationsHelp spread the word about creating a safer, more positive internet—start a conversation with your child about which of the 4Rs of online safety is most important to them and how can they help build a better internet for everyone.

2018 Principal Morning Tea Semester 2

Last Friday, along with the other members of the Leadership Team, Ms. Byrnes had the pleasure of serving 150 of our students at the Principal’s Morning Tea. These students achieved a commendable effort grade for all Key Learning Areas in their Semester 2 report. As she explained to the students they may not have achieved an “A” grade but they had tried their best and put in effort into all subject areas throughout the semester and as a principal that is what she is most proud of. The students enjoyed the experience of being served by the leadership team and they certainly enjoyed serving them!

2018 Year 6 Graduation and End of Year Mass

On Thursday the 13th of December, the OLOL Community gathered to celebrate the Year 6 Graduation and End of Year Mass. It was a beautiful, moving celebration filled with song, happiness and love. Best wishes to the teachers, students and families who are leaving OLOL.

2018 Swimming Carnival

On Wednesday, 6th December, we held our annual Swimming Carnival at Blacktown Aquatic Centre. Stages 2 & 3 started the morning with a visit from Surf Life Saving Australia and Royal Life Saving Australia and discovered how to keep safe around beaches and inland waterways. Congratulations to every student who participated in the races and cheering for their fellow students! The display of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect amongst all the students was fantastic to see and all should be proud of their effort. House Captains led the teams well with cheers and team spirit being showing through in the enthusiastic cheers. Thanks must go to the band of ready Parent Helpers who took on the roles of Time Keepers. Thank you to the staff of OLOL for their dedication and involvement as House Patrons, Recorders and Officials. 1st - Green - 236 points 2nd - Blue - 208 points 3rd - Red - 196 points 4th - Gold - 134 points. Senior Champions: Irene Suryathyo & Thomas Fahey. Junior Champions: Ziva Surayathyo & Cameron Fahey.

2018 Christmas Concert

On Tuesday the 4th of December 2018, we held our annual Christmas Concert. It was an amazing celebration of the wonderful achievements of the students with the award ceremony, followed by the concert. We got to see the rock band perform, the choir sing, all the classes present their wonderful items and a beautiful liturgical movement. Thank you to all the parents and students for attending and we wish you all a Merry Christmas from all at OLOL.

2018 Kindergarten Orientation

In November we welcomed the new Kindergarten students for 2019 and their families to OLOL for their orientation days. The students went very well and we are looking forward to seeing them start school here next year.

2018 Remembrance Day

On Monday the 12th of November, the OLOL community gathered together to commemorate Remembrance Day- 100 years since the ending of WW1. It was a beautiful and reflective liturgy, with all students adding a Poppy to the garden and coming together in prayer.

2018 Mission to Busk

On Friday November 9, OLOL celebrated Mission Week by starting with a Eucharistic celebration. Through this celebration of Mass we remembered and celebrated the work of our Church as it strives to improve the lives of all people who are physically and spiritually needy. We then went on to celebrate the gifts and talents of many students in our school through a busking event. We were able to raise $1059.60 for Catholic Mission. This supports the work that they do to help those less fortunate than ourselves. This event is yet another way that the community of OLOL participates in a Social Justice initiative and raises awareness of the needs of our community and world wide. Congratulations to everyone for their participation in such a wonderful community event.

Creative Arts Term 4 Filming

This term in Creative Arts lessons, students in Years 1-6 are undertaking filming activities. Years 1 and 2 are making stick puppet plays for "Where the Wild Things Are" and filming them and editing with iMovie. Students in Year 3 and 4 are learning how to make Stop Motion Films. Year 5 are writing scripts and making undercover news reports with iMovie and Year 6 are filming for their end of school Yearbook. It's been very exciting seeing the enthusiasm of the students with these tasks. Looking forward to seeing the final results!