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.
At OLOL we celebrated Catholic Schools Week in Week 7 of Term 1. Each grade had turns sharing the learning from their classes during Zoom Assemblies. We also gathered as a school for a Liturgy via Zoom with Father Henry. It was lovely to gather to remember how fortunate we are to be at such a wonderful Catholic School.
From Wednesday 2nd- Friday 4th March the Students in Stage 3 along with teachers Ms Byrnes, Mrs Ferguson, Ms Critchlow, Miss Tien, Miss Muddle, Miss Datson, Mrs Willemse and our 2 parents helpers Mr Albion and Mr Laus, headed to Canberra for 3 days of learning and fun! We had an amazing experience visiting places such as Geo Science Australia, The National Museum, The Royal Australian Mint, Parliament House, the War Memorial, The AIS and Questacon. It was a great camp and we managed to avoid the rain in Sydney! Visit our Gallery to view our many photos of the adventures!
Stage 2 got a great surprise to find some amazing new furniture in their learning space today! We now have furniture that encourages collaborative learning with large whiteboard tables students can write on, colourful seating options and creative storage solutions. We are excited to have great opportunities to be 21st Century Learners!
On Friday February 11th This morning we held our Opening School Year Liturgy and 60th Jubilee via Zoom. Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend to join in the celebration and see the 2022 school leaders be comissioned into their roles and receive their badges.
On Wednesday the 2nd of February we welcomed the newest members of the OLOL Community to their first 2 hour visit to big school, followed by their first full day of school on Thursday the 3rd of February. It was a wonderful and exciting week for all!
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.