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On Tuesday the 3rd of December we enjoyed our Presentation of Awards and Christmas Concert. It was wonderful to see so many of our community present to celebrate the achievements that have been made through the year. We have much to be proud of and thankful for. The awards presented recognised special achievement academically as well as recognising the effort children give to their learning and of course recognising children who consistently display their faith in God through their kind and caring attitude towards others. We also celebrated the greatest story ever told. That, of the birth of Christ. And the children prepared so beautifully and with great joy to share the real meaning of Christmas. Thank you to Ms Schrader, Mrs Bawden, Mrs Willemse and the team of many teachers who have worked with the children to prepare last night– both the awards and the concert itself. It was a most joyous celebration. To see photos of the night visit our gallery.
On Sunday 10th November we held a Family Mass in our parish of Our Lady of Lourdes at 9:30am. This Mass has a long and lively tradition and is celebrated only twice a year. We endeavour to engage and encourage the participation of children and their families in all aspects of the Mass. We will be holding an exhibition of student work and photos in the school hall after the mass during morning tea. This was a great opportunity to see what your child has been learning in class in Religious Education around Mission. To see photos visit our gallery.
This year the Mission to Busk afternoon will take place on Friday 15th November between 1.30 p.m. and 2.40 p.m. around the school grounds. We invite you to share this special time with your child/children and come along to support this worthy cause. As part of Mission Week, your child is encouraged to make a simple donation to the buskers. We ask that the children bring in a number of coins to throw into the buckets of those children performing, with all funds being contributed to the missions. Depending on the number of students, there will be two busking sessions – the first will be from 1:30pm – 2:00pm and the second will be from 2:10pm – 2:40pm. We look forward to seeing all the talent at OLOL and seeing you all there to support our students and Catholic Mission. All proceeds will go to Catholic Mission to support children in Cambodia, Indian Communities, Indigenous Australians & More. To see photos from the day click here...
On Friday November 15, OLOL started our Mission Week celebrations with a Eucharistic celebration. It was a beautiful Mass led by Stage 2. During this 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. To see photos click here...
On Friday the 1st of November 2019 the OLOL gathered to celebrate the Eucharist for All Saints Day to honour and praise all our saints. On this day the Church celebrates all the saints: canonized or beatified, and the multitude of those who are in heaven enjoying the beatific vision that are only known to God. The feast of All Saints should inspire us with tremendous hope. Among the saints in heaven are some whom we have known. All lived on earth lives like our own. They were baptized, marked with the sign of faith, they were faithful to Christ's teaching and they have gone before us to the heavenly home from which they call on us to follow them. To see photos click here...
Year 4 this term have been working on their, "Places are Similar and Different" Integrated PBL units. They have been working on the following focus questions: How and why are places similar and different? What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country? How do people’s perceptions about places influence their views about the protection of places? The students have been working on their PBL projects and presenting their learning in creative ways. To see photos click here...
Earlier this term the newest students to the school for next year came to their Kindergarten Orientation Days. The students had a lovely time exploring their new classrooms and meeting new friends while their parents met in the library with Ms Byrnes and Mrs Cividin. We welcome our newest families to OLOL for 2020.
On the last Thursday of Term 3 Mrs Brogden and the Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 teachers helped prepare a healthy food party for the students. As part of their health lessons, students are learning how to make healthy food choices. There were many delicious fruits, vegetables and grains at the party. A very special thanks to Mrs Brogden for her hard work and dedication in preparing the food for the day. To see photos visit the gallery.
On Wednesday September 11th Year 6 held their annual Market Day to raise funds for their end of year graduation disco. The day sees the year 6 students prepare, market and sell a variety of goods and activities to the rest of the school. We were blessed with perfect weather and the Year 6 students did an amazing job with a great variety of items and games available. The students in Years K - 5 are also to be commended for their excellent manners when waiting at the various stalls. The day was also a great success ensuring that our fundraising target was achieved. Carol Cividin - Stage 3 Coordinator.
This term, OLOL have been exploring the Bible passage Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet (13:1-20) to learn about how Jesus served others and how they too can pass this message on to our wider school community. Each grade were inspired by the Go.el passage by using the message of service and putting this into 'action'. On Tuesday 17th September, each grade had the wonderful opportunity of paying forward their initiative to another grade. OLOL showed they were just like Jesus in this scripture passage by showing their service to one another. Please ask your child what their grade's initiative was and what initiative was 'passed' to them as they will be proud in sharing this with you. Read more...