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.
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: 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.
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!
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...
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...
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!
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!
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.