Greg Whitby AM KSG will retire as Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta at the end of the 2022 school year. Over more than 40 years service to education, Greg has been a champion of innovation and change in learning and teaching.
On Friday 6th May, the staff and students at OLOL will be celebrating Mother’s Day and all mother’s, grandmothers, aunts and special women are invited to attend. 9:15 am - Mass in the Church 10:30 am - Open classrooms 11:00 am - Morning tea provided for adults by the parent group. Kindy and Year 1 students and teachers will be leading the Mass. We look forward to celebrating with you all.
Thank you to the wonderful OLOL Parent Group for organising the Mother's Day Stall and raffle on Wednesday 4th May. The children were very excited to buy gifts to give to their lovely Mum's and loved ones this Sunday!
Last Thursday Our Lady of Lourdes hosted a barbeque to welcome the newest additions to our OLOL Community - our Kindergarten and Year One students and their families. It was wonderful to see so many happy faces. Parents had a chance to meet one another and our Kindergarten and Year 1 students played with new found friends, teachers, and Year 6 student leaders. The outdoor games, dress ups and colouring corner proved popular with all students and a delicious sausage sizzle was catered for by our Parent Group. A big thank you to our Parent Group for organising the barbeque and to our Student Leaders for helping to make the night such a fun and memorable one. Thank you to the parents of the student leaders who enabled their children to attend. Finally, a big thank you to Ms Byrnes, Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Messina, Mrs Demeterio, Miss Douglas, Miss Lee, Miss Mortimer, Mrs Willemse and Miss Schrader for their hard work in preparing the games and activities. It was a wonderful night!
In the 1st week back at school in Term 2, we will be celebrating the Easter Mass in the Church with the students in our parish of Our Lady of Lourdes at 9:15am. This Mass has a long and lively tradition and due to COVID, we have been unable to celebrate as a community in the church over the last two years up until now. We are very excited to begin this tradition again and we are looking forward to celebrating with families who are able to attend.
This year as Easter is on 17th April, we celebrate Holy Week the week after school finishes. However, at OLOL, the students will be reflecting on Holy Week events in school Week 11. From Tuesday- Friday, all grades will help prepare an aspect of the key events of Holy Week in a Liturgy for the school. These Liturgies will be live streamed for parents who cannot attend. Please go to our Gallery to see the wonderful photos of the events of Holy Week.
On Friday 11th March OLOL had our Project Compassion Fundraising Event, "A Shoe In". The students learnt about children their age who do not own shoes, and need to walk over 10 kilometres each day to collect water for their families. The students then found the oldest shoe in their household, they wrote about the history of their shoes and drew an amazing picture of them. These artworks were paraded around the school to help raise awarenessand funds for these people in need. It was great to see all students getting involved and having parents back at school again for the first time in a long time, to watch the event. So far we have raised a massive $460! Thank you to everyone who participated in the event and a huge thanks to those who have donated. You can still donate here: https://fundraise.projectcompassion.org.au/ourladyoflourdessevenhills
It was so wonderful to finally be able to start our Year 6 and Kindergarten Kinder Buddy program last Friday. Year 6 came in to Kindergarten to do some reading with them and stayed to have morning tea with their buddies. The kindergarten students were so excited to meet their special new friends. 🥰
On Friday the 18th March, Our Lady of Lourdes had a mufti day and raised money to support those affected by the recent floods. The students learnt about the impact of the floods and completed a variety of activities to show their support. Our Lady of Lourdes would like to say a special thank you to everyone who donated. This has been our biggest fundraising event raising a HUGE total of $1845.85!!! All proceeds go to the St Vincent de Paul flood appeal.