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Throughout Term Two the students at OLOL have enjoyed participating in the program Dance Fever. Students from Kindergarten to Year Two learnt a number of short dances which they proudly displayed to their parents and friends at their school concert today. On Wednesday 26th June 2019 approximately 90 students from Year Three to Year Six represented Our Lady of Lourdes at the Dance Fever Interschool Competition at Homebush. They performed the formal dances of the FoxTrot and Cha Cha and then participated in the whole school showdance competition where they performed against a number of other schools. All students represented our school with pride and won a number of individual ribbons as well as the Year ThreeTrophy and the Overall School Dance Trophy. It was a very successful and enjoyable night for all. To see more photos go to the gallery on our school website
Stage 2 students from OLOL went to The Big Dig in Week 4 of Term 2. They worked as archaeologists to excavate artefacts from the simulated archaeological dig, then used their investigative skills to discover what life was really like for the convicts and early settlers who lived in The Rocks during the 1800s. Below are a few photos of our experience. Read more...
In Week 1 of Term 2 on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Stage 3, their teachers and some parents travelled to Hill End. The camp served as an entry event for the History and Geography Project Based Learning Unit - “The people that shape a nation”. We visited the Scenic Railway at Echo Point, Little Hartley Court House, the historic township of Hill End and the Jenolan Caves. Along the way we saw evidence of early settlers and heard stories about life in the 1800’s. It was both an interesting and fun trip. See the photos in the Gallery.
On Monday the 11th of March, the school and sports captains travelled to the city by train for the Halogen National Young Leaders’ Day (NYLD). We listened to four famous Australians that had all done something special. These were; Tim Diamond, Tamsin Janu, Cate Campbell and Holly Ferling. The day was hosted by Liv Phyland and DJ Raph. All of the OLOL school leaders received a Halogen Pin. A Halogen Pin represents leadership, and we wear it with pride. Read more...
On Thursday the 21st of February some Stage 3 students attended the 2019 Lifted Live Jr Concert at Penrith Panthers. The students from all over the diocese enjoyed coming together to pray, sing and dance and see Fr. Rob Galea perform and share his story with us. See more...
On Thursday the 28th of June students in Years 3-6 had a very special learning experience in seeing the Japanese drumming group, “Taikoz” perform in the school hall. The students got to see and learn the names of Japanese instruments such as the Taiko drums, the Chappa cymbals and the Shinobue flute. The students also got to join in with actions and movement to the performances. Some lucky students got to have a turn playing the instruments as well. It was a wonderful experience for the students and teachers and a great way to finish our Music learning this term.
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.
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.