Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.
Over the past few weeks OLOL has been busy desigining and creating our school Totem Project. A totem is a natural object, plant or animal that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have connection to. Each individual can have several totems that represent different levels of kinship and connection. Each school in the Parramatta Diocese is to create something to represent our Totem object. With the help of Father Henry, we chose the Willy Wagtail bird as our school Totem as we see them in our playground and they have some blue feathers on their chest- our school colour. Our SRC students have been busy researching with Mrs Messina the Willy Wagtail and other symbols to represent out school. They are sharing this information in a Slideshow over the next few weeks at assembly. We are very proud to share our totem paintings on Canvas- showcasing 7 hills and in each hill a symbol: Our Lady of Lourdes, Our School, Our Parish, Mary Our Mother, a symbol for Students, the Willy Wagtail and a symbol for community. Every student in the school helped Mrs Willemse paint the Totem Project, by adding a fingerprint dot. We are thrilled with how it's turned out and are looking forward to seeing it be presented as part of the Catholic Schools NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander State Education Conference in October 🖤💛❤️
On Tuesday August 2nd, Kindergarten celebrated 100 days of being at school. We called it 100 days smarter! Throughout the day children enjoyed different activities with the theme of 100. In the morning children made a 100 days smarter crown and created a picture of what they would look ike when they are 100. After recess children engaged in different rotational activities. These activities included making a 100 fruit loop necklace, spending $100, making a 100 cup structure, dressing up as 100 year olds and making 100 glasses. The children had an amazing day celebrating 100 days smarter!
Congratulations to all of the students who received Commendable Effort in all areas in their Semester 2 Report and received a package to enjoy from our Principal Ms Byrnes at morning tea today. Keep up the great work!
On Tuesday 1st December 2021, Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated a wonderful year of learning as we congratulated students on their achievements and farewelled much loved staff as they continue their teaching journey in other schools. Awards were given for: Christian Living, Academic Achievement and Individual Achievement for all classes. As well as special Year 6 awards for School and Sports Leaders, Sport, Creative Arts, Mary MacKillop Award and School Service Award. Congratulations to all the award recipients.
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...
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...