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...
On Friday the 30th of August 88 OLOL students represented our school at the Wakakirri Story Dance competition at Parramatta Riverside Theatre with our performance of, “Where the Wild Things Are”. The students performed amazingly well and got the crowd cheering. They made all the parents, friends and teachers present very proud of their hard work. We were lucky enough to win special Show awards for: Best Individual Costume Design and Best Backstage Crew We also were awarded the following Performance and Production awards: Excellent Performance Teamwork, Excellent Group Acting, Excellent Individual Set Piece Design, Excellent Artwork on Sets and Excellent Soundtrack Mix. The students should be extremely proud of their efforts for the past 8 months and seeing it all come together was amazing. Thank you to all the parents and teachers that helped with props, costumes and coming to painting afternoons. We all helped bring the story to life. Read more...
On Friday the 30th of August we celebratedFather’s Day at OLOL. The day will started with a breakfast at school from 7.30am followed by open classrooms and then Mass at 9.15am. Thank you to everyone who attended. It was a wonderful opportunity to give thanks for our fathers and ‘father like’ figures in our lives. Read more...
On Tuesday the 27th of August Students from Years 3-6 presented our performance of, “Where the Wild Things Are” to the students, parents and teachers of the OLOL Community as a special dress rehearsal before the event. The students did an amazing job. We also awarded the Book Week Prizes. Thank you to the many parent volunteers who have helped with props, costumes, backstage and all your support.
On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day we remember the person of Mary and the relationship we have developed with her through the many accounts of our Holy Mother through scripture. Our school community gathered together to celebrate eucharist. The feast day celebrates the entry of Mary into heaven, body and soul. In life, Mary was the first among Jesus’ disciples and in her death she joyfully meets her own son in heaven. We also said farewell to Mrs Monique Kearins, our wonderful Finance Secretary. She has been permanently appointed Senior Finance Officer at St Mary MacKillop Primary School, South Penrith. Mrs Kearins has often worked well beyond her role to support the staff, children and families of OLOL. She has made an invaluable contribution to our school and we want to say we appreciate her hard work, good humour and endless patience. In the journey ahead we wish Mrs Kearins great happiness personally and professionally, good health, and that God’s blessings travel with her.
On Monday the 19th of August Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Book Week. It was a great day with some fantastic costumes and a visit from two very interesting polar bears!! The students enjoyed the cross grade activities as well as the afternoon trivia. Most importantly we all practised our “Secret Power” which of course is reading! To see photos please visit the Gallery.
On Thursday the 8th of August the children of OLOL performed in a concert for the Over 50’s parish group as part of our week of service. This was a wonderful opportunity to share our talents and also entertain the senior members of our community. Both staff, students and parishioners sang along together whilst clapping and toe tapping. There was a poetry recital, a book narration, hymns and a medley of tunes that engaged us all. Thank you to John and Mary Jordan from our parish for always ensuring that this opportunity is not missed. We are very blessed to have such a positive relationship with our senior parishioners. You can view photos of the performance on our school website.
On Thursday August 8 the OLOL community celebrated the Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop with a beautiful Mass. It was a wonderful eucharistic celebration. To see photos click on the Gallery