This year 661 students from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains stepped up to take the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge! In total, 4185 books were read as part of the competition: over 1000 more books than last year! Today the winners were announced. Read more...
In Creative Arts lessons this term Kindergarten and Year 1 are learning about Drama and storytelling. Years 2-6 are exploring the Makey-Makey. The Makey-Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as the space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse. It allows all students to be creative, inventive, and imaginative. The Makey-Makey is an easy and fun way to learn about science and coding in a creative way. The students in Years 3-6 have explored playing the piano with fruit and vegetables and also created game controllers with play dough, foil and lead pencil! Year 3 and Year 2 are also building their typing skills while using the Chromebooks. We can’t wait to share our creative projects using the Makey-Makeys at the end of the term. 😀 Mrs Willemse
On Thursday the 11th of February, we honoured Our Lady of Lourdes, a woman of Faith and Mercy, as it marked the official feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Our Parish and school is named in honour of our patron saint, Our Lady of Lourdes, one of the many titles given to Mary the mother of Jesus. As a whole school, we prayed the litany of Our Lady of Lourdes together, a beautiful way in which we could unite ourselves closer to God and His Church, and allow the Catholic faith to more fully fill our lives. Here are a few photos of the students reciting the litany in the classrooms, conducted over the school loudspeaker:
We had a wonderful morning celebrating our Opening School Liturgy. It was a beautiful way to celebrate our first gathering as a whole school community in faith with Fr Henry. Our school leaders, sport leaders and SRC received their badges and a special blessing was made for all the teachers, new staff, students and parents. Thank you to Mrs Messina and Year 4 for leading us in our liturgy so wonderfully.
Last Friday morning all students who achieved consistent effort across all Key Learning Area's in their reports were invited to the Principal's Morning Tea Picnic. Ms Byrnes did an amazing job organising individual snack bags for all the students and set up play equipment for them to enjoy. Well done to all the boys and girls for your outstanding efforts towards your learning. 😊
Last Thursday we celebrated via Youtube Live Stream the End of Year/Year 6 Graduation Mass. It was a beautiful celebration of their time at OLOL. The students left the church through a guard of honour made by their Year 5 peers and enjoyed a picnic morning tea with their parents and friends. They then had their very special Graduation Ceremony, followed by their disco in the evening. It was a special day for all and we wish the Year 6 students all the best for High School. Click here to see photos from the Gallery.